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
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
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 , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
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
LPC #2020024537 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
LPCC #CCMH0197151 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
LCMHC #13637 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
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!
Karen is excellent
Karen is caring and attentive and works with you to find tools and methods that actually work for you.
Compassionate and relatable with my concerns. I feel as though she really cares for those she is working with.
Very knowledgeable and has my best interest in heart.
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.