About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years’ experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I encourage a therapeutic relationship based on respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Additionally, I encourage clients to utilize their strengths as tools to address their needs, life challenges, and enable progressions. Some common themes clients and I have worked through are depression, anxiety, communication skills, addiction, loss, grief, relationship issues, divorce, LGBTQ struggles and domestic violence.

I approach therapy with an eclectic perspective by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. While also incorporating my professional and academic background in trauma, addiction, crisis intervention, domestic violence, divorce mediation, and community mental health during the session. I strive to meet you where you are and collaboratively develop a treatment plan to address your needs.

Taking the first steps toward change takes courage, if you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.012167 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen OBrien. 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.

Written by K.I. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Karen has been so supportive and informative. She has really helped me through some difficult journeys

Written by C.A. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Karen is a kind compassionate therapist for me. I look forward to our sessions and she’s really good at connecting and reading my mental state. I love how warm her energy is and she has a natural smile to her face that helps me feel at ease and open to going deep. I’m so thankful for this platform and this incredible person I’ve been lucky to be paired with.

Written by A.B. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and relationship issues

Karen is very kind and patient. She gives her full attention and makes you feel heard.

Written by M.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Karen is just the best! She will work with you anyway that suits you best. The more you work with her, the more you’ll come to appreciate how professional and wonderful she is at her job. I’ve had several therapist in the past, and I can honestly say she’s the best I have ever and will ever have.

Written by N.I. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very responsive and compassionate.

Written by C.A. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Karen is a very attentive listener. She provides worksheets and extra resources so you can keep working on what you discussed in between sessions. If she isnt certified in a certain area she will let you know that while she can’t necessarily help you in that area, she will help you any way she can. She is very friendly, kind, and non-judgemental. If you are nervous about counseling, she would be a good person to go to because she has a very calming, comforting and attentive presence about her. i can not recommend her enough! ☺️

Written by R.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Like I’ve sake before, she’s the best!

Written by J.A. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I have only had one session with Karen so far, but it went very well and I am excited to continue our sessions together!

Written by L.U. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

I have enjoyed meeting with Karen and look forward to her continuing to help me out.

Written by A.L. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

She’s great

Work with me!