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Karen Jurls, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Choosing therapy is self-care. Coping with life's challenges can be difficult. Your needs and feelings matter. Working with the right therapist can help one make positive change and growth managing their daily live and overall mental health.

I have extensive experience in the mental health and public health fields. I also have worked closely with adoptive parents and their children. My career has involved helping others with depression, stress, self-confidence, loss due to relationship and family changes, poor coping skills, and trauma.

Ensuring your confidentiality and demonstrating respect to you are my utmost priorities. Working together to set goals, make change, and understand your feelings and behavior can be accomplished together. Feeling better and moving forward with a new perspective can make life more manageable and enjoyable. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

AL LICSW 0901C

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Jurls. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Karen is always positive and has helped me through many problems. She is an excellent listener, and I'm so happy to have her in my corner! I would highly recommend her to everyone!

Written on Jun 15, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and adhd

Karen has been awesome. Very helpful and knowledgeable, will definitely keep seeing her!

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Listens well discusses things in a way I can understand, makes my feelings feel validated

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Karen is very direct and understands my needs. She puts things in a perspective that I'm able to look at all outcomes

Written on Apr 07, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karen was great she listened to me and gave me great advice

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve had multiple traumas that have needed to be addressed for a long time. Karen has helped me immensely and together we’ve been able to make progress with my healing.

Written on Feb 08, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse