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Karen Kavaloski, LPCC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, 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

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

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, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, 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, Money and financial 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, Traumatic Brain Injury, 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, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NM LPCC CCMH0197151

MO LPC 2020024537

NC LCMHC 13637

Reviews

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Karen and Better Help have been great! I would be much worse off mentally if I didn't have this resource during this time in my life. Thanks!

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She is very helpful in providing worksheets, techniques, and advice to encourage me in becoming a better me She has worked with me for some time now. I am a much more relaxed and balanced person than I was at the beginning of my therapy journey.

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Excellent therapist who honed in on my issues immediately. She has been very helpful and understanding.

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Karen is an amazing woman that knows how to get you to look within yourself and find the answers making a lasting change. I have really enjoyed working with her and have lofted a lot of weight from my shoulders by following her advice.

Written on Apr 12, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I feel very comfortable speaking to Karen and I feel like she has a good understanding of me. She challenges me to think about things differently and approach my challenges from a new perspective. I always feel better after our sessions.

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is great!!!

Written on Mar 07, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management