Karen Landmann

(B.A., M.A., LCSW)

About Me

I received my MSW from Columbia University in 1997. I am all-but-dissertation in a PhD program at Columbia. I speak Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, German, And Dutch fluently and have conducted therapy un all these languages. I am world-travelled and an expert un cross-cultural counseling with many publications and conference presentations under my belt.

I have 22 years' experience with children, adolescents, adults and seniors in individual, couples, family, and group modalities. I have served clients with a wide variety of mental and physical illnesses. I am compassionate and highly skilled. I have developed a support group curriculum for AIDS orphans.

I have been working for 15 years with children and teens age 5-17 with issues of ADHD, PTSD, major depression, bipolar disorder and behavioral difficulties. I work with parents and families as well. I have travelled throughout Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean to educate villagers and professionals about working with people with HIV/AIDS.

I bring an eclectic and original view to my practice. I am rigorously trained in the fundamentals of many therapeutic approaches and apply these rigorously when needed, but I am also eclectic and flexible, incorporating aspects of art, music, dance, and even yoga, nutrition, self-shiatsu, meditation, and relaxation.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video







Written by T.I. on Sep 01, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Karen is respectful and easy to talk to. She knows how/when to push through and when to hold back. I've enjoyed my sessions with her and have been able to experience a lot of growth/healing/understanding in a relatively short time.

Written by S.A. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning eating

Karen Landmann is very helpful, she can really understand what I feel and she has a lot of knowledge to navigate me in my problems in life. She has been always for me when I need it.

Written by C.L. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

Karen is awesome and super attentive to what you say, giving really good feedback to the most various issues. I strongly recommend her!

Written by S.. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 4 weeks

Karen has been and continues to be a huge help in my life. I reached out in a moment of emotional desperation and I'm glad I've finally found someone that is as understanding and compassionate as she is. I've seen many other people for help, but Karen is by far the best I've ever worked with and I highly recommend her to anyone working through difficulties.

Written by R.A. on Jun 11, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Karen is incredibly understanding and perceptive, very easy to talk to, and has given me some good recommendations on how to move forward. I feel like she understands where I'm coming from and it's reassuring to know I have someone on my team. Knowing that I can speak to her is in itself a great help.

Written by J.U. on Jun 07, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and self esteem

I started using BetterHelp a couple of weeks ago because looking for a compatible counselor is frustrating and my insurance copay is too high for me to afford going to therapy on my current budget.

I don’t know if it was because of the questions I answered before getting matched up or if it was magic, but Karen Landmann is a perfect fit for me! Right away, she was easy to talk to, non-judgmental, and very knowledgeable about LGBT issues (which is really rare from what I’ve experienced with therapists in my area.)

She is a pleasure to talk to and frequently responds to messages outside of our scheduled sessions (which is a big part of why I started using BetterHelp in the first place). I look forward to continuing to work with her!

Written by S.O. on May 27, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

I came to Karen as I was dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress in my life. She has been nothing but helpful and always so caring. You can tell she really wants to help and always makes you feel better after talking to her. I cannot thank her enough and look forward to more improvements through working with her. Very lovely lady with a kind heart :)

Written by R.A. on May 22, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 4 days on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

I have been working with Karen online for a while and requested her as my therapist here when she joined. Karen is a very experienced, insightful, and wise therapist, as well as warm and caring. I've had a few therapists over the years, and some have been good, but Karen is amazing! She knows exactly what I need and is helping me so much on my healing journey. She responds quickly and always helps. Thank you!