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Karen McGuffey, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Hello. My name is Karen McGuffey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(LMFT) and a Certified Domestic Abuse Counselor
in the state of California. I have over 15years of experience as a therapist in Community Mental Health.

It takes courage to make the first step. If you are ready, I am here to support and help you unlock your awaiting possibilities.

I create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space where individuals are able to explore their feelings and be met with respect and empathy, allowing us to better work together and reach your goals.

Often times individuals seek therapy because they feel stuck or unsatisfied with a part of their life, or want to explore negative patterns that are holding them back. I also work with individuals who are wanting to improve their feelings of overall happiness, life satisfaction and work towards self actualization.

For me, this is not work: It is a passion. I enjoy helping people with life's challenges. I look forward to working with you and guiding you in meeting your therapeutic goals.

“The unexamined life is not worth living” - Socrates

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LMFT 86682


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen McGuffey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Karen is kind and listens well. I’ve always been scared to speak with a counselor due to past experience but she made me feel comfortable pretty immediately. I’m very happy to have been paired with her!

Written on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I'm getting help for trauma, and she has been wonderful

Written on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's great!

Written on Sep 05, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd