Dr. Karen Kearby

(PsyD, MS, LPC-MHSP)
Therapist Dr. Karen Kearby Photo

About Me

Hello!

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, positive psychology, and rational-emotive counseling. I am eclectic and emphasize a holistic approach to mental health.
I hold a doctorate in Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with 5 years of experience. I have worked in a myriad of settings to include: private practice, prison/jail and military installations. I have served children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups to deal with self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, partner relational problems, anger/stress management, trauma, and life adjustment issues.

My approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. My theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. I provide individuals with a warm, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment-a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. It is my passion to guide you during difficult times and help you take a step into the future.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” -Abraham Maslow


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC010870 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LPC #3633 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and adhd

Dr. Kearby provides practical helpful advice and is compassionate and caring.

Written by F.R. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Super grateful for Dr Kearby. I have felt listened to and more importantly engaged with. She sends exercises and thoughtful questions to help with my growth.

Written by K.A. on Aug 14, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Smart Lady-- watching out for me and holding me accountable. Keeps me honest with myself. The readings are deep and helpful, on track. The challenges are pushing me to the point where every time a start to make an excuse-- I have to say. . . not just do it its working.

Written by K.A. on Aug 12, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Kearby is great, truly cares, and makes you feel comfortable.

Written by S.Y. on Jul 31, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is competent and well spoken

Written by E.R. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 11 months on issues concerning self esteem

Dr. Kearby is a kind, experienced counselor. She brings in evidence based practice while keeping sessions open and grounded. She provides tools and skills that have been essential to my growth. I have felt appropriately challenged and supported working with Dr. Kearby.

Written by M.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kearby is very skilled and encouraging. She has made the growth I want and need more attainable. I am very thankful to be able to benefit from her expertise.

Written by N.A. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Kearby is an excellent counselor. She is great at listening and getting me to asking myself questions and look at my life in a different way. I've grown a lot in the last 6+ months that I've been working with her. I'd strongly recommend her to any one looking for a kind, considerate, and professional counselor.

Written by K.E. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 1 month

I have no doubt that Dr. Kearby is the cream of the crop of psychotherapists. She has been my rock during some turbulent times. She has a sense of optimism that is unmatched. She has challenged me in ways I've never been before. Whoever is the benefactor of her services as I terminate mine is one lucky person indeed!

Written by J.U. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr Kearby has really been helping me refocus my thinking on positive things. I can tell I'm already experiencing changes in how I approach different situations and thoughts. She listens and provides goals and worksheets to help me solve some of the problems I'm having, which I believe is helping tremendously.