Karen Kavaloski

(LPC, MBA, D-Min)

About Me

Hello, my name is Karen Kavaloski and I am a LPC in New Mexico, North Carolina and in Missouri. I was originally licensed as a counselor in 2009 while working in Arizona by the State of North Carolina after making a career change from a almost 30 year history in nursing. My passion since I was a young adult was counseling and it took me almost 30 years to achieve my goal of becoming a counselor. I was a Marine wife for almost 30 years and have traveled allot, I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My youngest, a son, and one of my grandchildren are severely autistic so I can identify with the stress and struggles some families have with managing special needs within their family. I am also a cancer survivor. I believe we all have an ability to heal the body, mind and soul and I consciously strive daily to be an active participant in my life and support and encourage others to do the same. My education beyond my nursing and counseling includes a Masters in Business Administration and a Doctorate in (Christian) Ministries.

I have worked primarily over this past 11 years with trauma and substance abuse in the adult population with about 3 years working with the teenage population in these areas. I also have worked about 5 years total with prison reentry and counseling individuals and families with histories of incarceration in state and federal prison. I believe in working with individuals and families to achieve their highest goals. I believe the client is the expert in his/her own life and I fully encourage one to strive to work towards building a strong foundation within themselves and their families whatever that looks like to them, to that end I use focused solution therapy, internal systems therapy, mindfulness/compassion therapy, cognitive and cognitive behavioral, dialectical therapy, emotional freedom techniques and/or neurolinguistic techniques .

Outside my therapy practice, I spend my leisure time reading. meditation/praying and gardening. I do light exercise daily.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #2020024537 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LPCC #CCMH0197151 (Expires: 2021-09-30)

LCMHC #13637 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Written by E.M. on Jun 22, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have so much to thank Karen for! In only a few sessions I have made huge breakthroughs with my anxiety and OCD which I haven’t been able to do with anyone else. Her approach to counselling and the methods she shares are practical and can be put into place right away. She is so supportive, calm, patient and very easy to talk to. I feel listened to and understood and I am in such a better place in my life- I can’t wait to see how much more progress I can make. Thanks so much Karen!

Written by T.O. on Jun 16, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Karen is excellent

Written by J.E. on Jun 13, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen is caring and attentive and works with you to find tools and methods that actually work for you.

Written by D.I. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Compassionate and relatable with my concerns. I feel as though she really cares for those she is working with.

Written by D.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Very knowledgeable and has my best interest in heart.

Written by H.A. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Karen is a very nice person. I have never worked with a psychologist before, so, I don’t have anything to compare to. But, I am really touched with her gentle and humble nature. She has taught me a lot, EFT technique, meditation techniques, inner child work, so much more. She is so simple and open that I feel like a friend with her. She is very quick in replying. She gently listens to me without judgement. She is such a sweet person who’s helped me in sorting things out. She has taught me that no matter what life brings I stay as a warrior. I am so thankful to her and BetterHelp. Thanks Karen.