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
Additional areas of focus: 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
GA LPC LPC010870
TN LPC 3633
Dr. Kearby is a great resource for the things that you can not since of she is great
Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression
Dr. Kearby is very kind and compassionate, yet won’t tell you only “what you want to hear”. She is an excellent listener, and is adept at guiding you toward your own decisions and conclusions, without inserting her own. Her therapy has provided me with so many tools that I needed to proceed forward in the healing and growth process.
Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Dr. Kearby provides practical helpful advice and is compassionate and caring.
Written on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and adhd
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 on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
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 on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy 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
Dr. Kearby is great, truly cares, and makes you feel comfortable.
Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem