I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, fully licensed by the states of Michigan and Maine, with over 20 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients of all ages and stages of life with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, relationships, career challenges, trauma, conflict resolution, health and wellness, LGBTQ issues, and more.
My counseling style is positive, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating all clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, without judgement, creating a safe place for you to work on your challenges and struggles. My approach is cognitive-behavioral and solution focused, while also incorporating other techniques such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I also have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Above all I customize counseling and treatment based on the individual needs of the client.
Change takes courage! If you are ready to take that step, I can help! I am here to support and empower you towards the change you desire.
I am looking forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401008930
OR LPC C7469
ME LCPC CC6597
She has taken the time to really get to know me, so when I talk with her, I know what she says is geared precisely to me. She’s easy to talk to, and she’s a great role model to me too!
Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 10 months on issues concerning lgbt
Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I love Karen she is so patient
Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
From listening to you knows what the problem is and how to go about solving it.
Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues
Her analysis is spot on.
Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd