Karen Medlock

(MTS, MSSW, LCSW)

About Me

My name is Karen Medlock. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Texas and Louisiana. I have two Masters' Degrees, one in Social Work and one in Theology. I take a holistic approach with my clients. I have worked with all age groups, from three years old all the way in the eighties. Yes, I have been around awhile.
I have teaching certifications in Michigan and taught Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The experiences I had as a teacher were tremendous and very helpful in my therapeutic relationships with adolescents and teenagers. I enjoy working with all age groups and totally enjoy diversity in culture, race and sexual orientation. I ran and did sexual offender treatment with male adult offenders at Norton Correctional Center in Norton, Kansas, which gave me a great magnitude of skills in addiction treatment, running groups and providing psycho-social classes in multitudes of topics. I would have to say working with inmates in state prisons is very rewarding for me because I can now view them as people with problems from the past that have never been dealt with for the most part.
Also, I have much experience in helping people work through trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including the severe panic attacks that occur. I have worked extensively with grief and loss.

I am very excited to be a part of Better Help because it is a way for people who need help to access me at various times via text, phone or video. It is a good medium for all those who are a bit shy to meet in person (or aren't ready) or have tight schedules. I am very excited to work with you!
I am quite a laid-back therapist, and always respond to where you are in your life-path. We all are on personal life journeys...let's use this time to explore and traverse new worlds and paths! I will help you develop your strengths and accompany you on your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #11221 (Expires: 2021-08-31)

LCSW #52974 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Karen is a great listener and is extremely empathetic. She gives me great suggestions and also asks reflective questions which help me think. I’m thankful for her help and support as o work on a path towards healing.

Written by C.A. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She has been a great help!

Written by J.E. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Karen supports me when I write in my journal. With her I try to see the light after the dark tunnel. She keeps me out of the dumpster and gives me a ray of hope.

Written by M.I. on Dec 26, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Karen has been just lovely to talk with. Life circumstances had me feeling like I'd lost my ability to keep my stressors separated into their individual boxes, and she helped me take a breath and reorganize.