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Karen Kavaloski, LPCC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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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.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace 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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


MO LPC 2020024537

NC LCMHC 13637


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Kavaloski. 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 amazing and has helped me work through a very painful divorce and regain confidence in myself and set boundaries in my life!

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Karen made such a difference in my life. Words cannot express the respect and gratitude I have for her.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I really enjoyed sessions with Ms. Karen. She listens and encourages exploring new feelings. Since working with her, my inner voice has become more gentle and more inquisitive, rather than harsh and judgmental. I valued our time so much and I will always be grateful for our work together.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

I can’t thank Karen enough for helping me see and make the choices necessary to live the kind of life that I never thought would be possible. She is incredibly kind, patient and knowledgeable of all sorts of therapy techniques that have allowed me to play a more active role in my life.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Karen was a perfect fit for my needs. She was concise and the tools she taught me are amazingly helpful.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Karen is a thoughtful, wise and experienced therapist. I have worked with her for over a year, where she has been of great help to me, not to provide me with answers but to enable me to find most of the answers or realisations I needed by myself.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders