Karen Palmer

(L.C.S., W)
Therapist Karen Palmer Photo

About Me

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about me. My name is Karen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I have 19 years experience working in Mental Health. I currently work in a private practice outside of Pittsburgh. Although I have experience working with teenagers and their families in the past, I primarily work with adults and couples.

I believe taking care of our emotional health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. One can affect the other. Going to see a therapist, should be just as natural as going to see your primary doctor. Sometimes we don’t realize how our thoughts, our work, and our interactions with friends and family can have an impact on how we feel. I can help you explore this. I use a variety of strategies in therapy depending on the client and the problem. I have experience working with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem and family issues. I’m glad that you have taken this step to access our site so you can explore therapy and can begin to feel better.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW015837 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.Y. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and eating disorders

Karen is the perfect person for me. I’ve been in therapy several times before and I have to say she may be the best yet. She’s a great listener and has a very clear view of what’s going on in my life. She’s able to give me very practical advice I can implement immediately that makes a huge difference I highly recommend her!

Written by A.B. on May 14, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karen provided a lot of valuable feedback and helped me to have a more positive outlook on things.

Written by E.M. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I’m thankful to have Karen in my life.

Written by A.D. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Karen is great, she is very helpful and provides me with many ways to help cope with my anxiety. She is always reachable outside of our planned visits and is supportive of me. I really appreciate all she does to help me with my anxiety and I will look forward to continuing to work with her!

Written by B.A. on Apr 18, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Karen is a good listener and is very understanding of my needs and emotions. She has talked me through some tough situations in the short time I’ve spoken to her. Best Therapist I’ve personally ever had. I’m so comfortable talking with her, I look forward to my sessions with her.

Written by S.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Karen has been fabulous thus far! She knows the right things to say, is great at listening and addressing your concerns, and offers great insight. She is awesome.

Written by J.A. on Apr 04, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Karen is understanding and compassionate. She truly cares about my well being.
She offers insights and helpful coping strategies.Sh is available by text at anytime.

Written by B.R. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar disorder

Karen is great! She’s patient and she listens.

Written by M.I. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Karen is a wonderful counselor. She really listens. She isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions and really jogs my mind/opens my perspective to see things clearly. Highly recommend.

Written by A.L. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I find Karen very easy to talk to. She is appropriately sympathetic when discussing difficult issues while still challenging me in areas where I have room to grow. I would recommend her as a valuable partner for anyone working on general anxiety and stress management.

Written by A.B. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 8 months

Karen helped me through possibly the darkest time in my life. She is always there to listen and made me feel like I could talk about anything I wanted to.

Written by T.O. on Dec 12, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Karen is wonderful! She always proactively reaches out to me. The cost of counseling is paid for in one or two insights she had given me. I’m a better person from working with her.

Written by S.A. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Karen has helped me tremendously with a toxic and abusive breakup. I don’t know where I would be right now Without her help. She listens to everything I say and always helps me find a way back to moving through my emotion and moving forward. I highly recommend.

Written by B.E. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Karen P. is a wonderful therapist, I'm so grateful I found her after going through several others with BetterHelp. I almost gave up on therapy before being matched with her. She is responsive, really listens, is very understanding and gives great support and helpful advice. She also gives me the time of day that I felt was lacking with other counselors. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a counselor.

Written by E.M. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Karen has a kindly, professional manner that inspires confidence in her sincerity and desire to be helpful.

Written by E.L. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen has been so supportive and insightful. Working with her has been a healing journey for me. She is a gifted therapist and a very caring human being.

Written by A.U. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very carrying and easy to talk to. Always willing to work around your life and finds time to message back quickly.

Written by P.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I feel that Karen really listens and empathizes. She offers really helpful and realistic suggestions that makes for positive life style changes and habits.

Written by B.R. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She helps me understand completely what I am going through and helps me talk through it logically.

Written by A.M. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Karen has become an incredible resource to me. She listens, makes me feel comfortable, offers her opinion and expertise, and makes me feel calm and heard.

Written by B.R. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Karen, I appreciate every bit of conversation and advice you have given me and I would definitely refer you to anyone who needs you. Thanks for everything!

Written by S.A. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thorough, thoughtful, kind, and accessible.

Written by J.O. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen is incredibly patient and understanding. She is quick to respond to my messages and always gives a well thought out response. I have been going through a break up and would recommend her to anyone who is going through the same. I’m sure she would be good to talk to in any situation.

Written by Z.A. on Jan 31, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Karen has been amazing in helping me deal with my past traumas and unresolved issues and my mental health has improved so much in my sessions with her. So thankful to have been given her as my therapist. 100% would recommend

Written by M.E. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It has only been a couple of weeks but I can't tell you how much I appreciate that Karen checks in with me a few times a week. I was telling my friends and they were saying how their therapists never check in on them or contact them between appointment times. For the first time I feel like I may actually stick with therapy.

Written by J.O. on Oct 17, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

At first I was skeptical but as soon as I video conference her and seen her face I knew she was a genuine person and professional. She is very open to listen and give feedback. I've been an addict over 20 years had multiple councilors she is always there even if I dont message back. I am happy with Karen Palmer.