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Karen Pelligra, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Depression
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About me

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor based in New York State. I have been providing counseling in a variety of settings (outpatient community mental health clinic, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and home based family services) for the past 22 years. Don't struggle alone- I am here to help. It is a courageous thing to ask for help, and I am ready to stand by you as you walk through life's challenges. I employ a wide range of counseling styles, but my main focus is making sure you feel supported and empowered. I will work collaboratively with you as you face concerns such as depression, anxiety, life transitions such as divorce or empty nest, eating disorders, and trauma.
I look very forward to working with you!

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NY LMHC 004297


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

Karen has been very helpful through a year full of varied challenges. She always pushes me to look a little deeper and helps me find connections to feelings and events. I’ve found her to be very helpful.

Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coaching

Very understanding and supportive counsellor who listens attentively and provides a safe space to share. She also gives simple realistic advice that are very appropriate and helpful. Thank you!

Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This was my first time having therapy. I am very fortunate that Karen was my first therapist. Going into my first session, I was expecting someone that would try to ask questions to guide the conversation. Instead I had a therapist that patiently listened and allowed me to processed my own thoughts in order to let me drive the conversation. Karen made the space available for me to feel secured.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue