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.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW015837
Karen really listens and helps me see problems from a different perspective, which helps me deal with difficult situations better. I really enjoy talking with Karen and feel that I truly improve with each session.
Written on Sep 30, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Karen listened to me and allowed me to be my vulnerable, authentic self. She has given me practice exercises to do throughout my day when I have an anxiety attack. She really listens and cares for you. Even after one session I learned more about how to control my anxiety and cope with my thought patterns. I can’t thank her enough and would highly recommend!
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Karen is very thoughtful, intentional about communication, and is a great listener. Super insightful therapist....
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Karen has been a big help to me. I love that she gets back to me so quickly and is able to calm my anxiety.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Karen has helped me through very rough times and I always feel better after talking with her! She’s a great listener and I feel very comfortable with her constant support.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Karen is empathetic and knowledgeable. She listens and then will intervene.
Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders