I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty-five years of experience assisting adults and couples with challenges such as stress, depression, anxiety, self-worth, abuse/trauma, chronic and acute health concerns, grief, loss, end of life issues, and finding connections to spirituality apart from traditional organized religion. I was also a licensed practical nurse years ago and have completed a year of health coaching training. I am passionate about the food/mood connection and its bridge between physical and mental health.
I have a very eclectic approach that draws from multiple modalities. I have a background in traditional psychotherapy, but prefer to come from a "whole person" strength-based approach rather than the traditional "illness-based" approach. I like to use the other senses in addition to "the mind" and might make use of music, art, movement, or even aromatherapy approaches.
My approach seeks to offer genuine acceptance of who you are right now, helping you discover who you would like to be, and finding ways with you to make progress toward your goals. Edison said, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work." I would appreciate an opportunity to look with you to finding ways that DO work for you.
Thank you for looking at my information. If you think we might work well together, please get in touch. If you don't feel a connection to me, there are many other very qualified persons on this site. Don't give up! Keep looking till you find someone that you think you would work well with! Someone is out there in the other profiles that would be a good match for you! I wish you the best, and applaud your courage in being willing to take a look at other options for your life if you are feeling troubled.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues
AZ LCSW LCSW-21937
MO LCSW 2022026451
NV LCSW 11141-C
KS LSCSW LSCSW 1496
WA LICSW LW00004122
ID LCSW LCSW-44088
MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-62799
Karen is basically the best therapist for my needs I've had in my life. Grateful for her attention to detail, excellent memory and wisdom.
Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion
I’ve only had a few sessions with her so far, and she’s absolutely amazing. She’s an amazing listener and advice giver. And if she hasn’t heard from me she’s made sure to check in with me
Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Professional, understanding, caring.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Karen is an amazing therapist. From day one she listen and has given me the insight that I need to try to figure out things.
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Karen is absolutely fabulous. One of the best therapists I’ve ever had — hands down!
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Karen has been extremely helpful with me trying to understand how and why I feel the way I do about multiple problems I am facing.
Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety