Welcome!! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. My approach with clients is engaging and interactive, and I am invested in the collaborative process, which I believe is inherent to the therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment finding balance between active listening, empathy, support, and behavioral interventions. I will help you identify and better understand choices, ways of thinking about situations, and behavioral patterns that may be getting in the way of living your life to the fullest. In our work together, we will focus on thought patterns, symptom reduction, improvement in mood and functioning and improved ways of relating to others and the world. I believe that individual has the capacity for change, wellness, and healing.
My passion is to help others reach their maximum potential and find a sense of peace in their lives. I believe in identifying your strengths, combining them with healthy coping skills, and replacing your negative thinking as ways to help you overcome your current obstacles. I tailor my work with people depending on the specific needs of each client. I use short term, recovery oriented interventions to allow people to take immediate steps, creating momentum in their lives, while addressing deeper issues that may be more subtle, or illusive with longer term strategies.
I strive to assist my clients in achieving personal growth and increased happiness. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, parenting issues, relationships, domestic abuse, and stress management.
I believe strongly in a non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I offer an emotionally safe space where you can explore important life issues in an authentic way.
I hope that our work together will support you in your personal growth and your pursuit of a more fulfilling life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #007669-1 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
Karen has been really helpful. She is helping me shift my POV about things I have been struggling with and holding on to. I am so grateful to have connected with her.
Karen is professional, attentive, patient, and knowledgeable. She was able to clearly outline the problems that I was dealing with through conversations that were encouraging and supportive, and thus was not only a comforting listening ear, but was also able to provide actionable steps and guidance in order to help me improve my mental and emotional state. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone seeking to better understand or work through their own emotional circumstances!
Karen Murray is very empathetic, and so far very comfortable to talk to.
I have had only had one session with Karen Murray . I felt comfortable and she seemed super knowledgeable. I am very much looking forward to continuing working with her ..
I would highly recommend Karen. Within a short period of time she gave me insight and tools to help with self care, positive thinking and helped me understand and pinpoint where some of my anxiety was coming from.