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Karen Jurls, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Anger management Self esteem 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

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression, 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, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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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.

I appreciate her talking with me and holding me accountable. I can be a very difficult person sometimes and she seems to take me well.

Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Karen reaches out to me often via text message to see how I’m doing and is a fantastic person! Highly recommend

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Karen has always seemed to get me. She is a great fit for me.

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Karen has helped me see things I couldn't see before.

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

My experience with my therapist, Karen, has been positive and rewarding. She understands my situation and challenges . I look forward to our sessions and always feel great after we speak. I have recommended this app to several people including my adult children.

Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen listens to how I’m feeling and gives great advice and ideas on how I could handle the things I’m dealing with. I really appreciate that she listens and understands what I’m going through.

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and sleeping disorders