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Karen Roach, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hi there! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 20 years experience working with kids, adults, and families. My passion is helping you resolve stress and anxiety that impacts your day to day life. I especially love supporting women, moms and educators to better understand the behaviors and emotions of kids that causes disruption to the family or school environment.

My therapeutic approach is understanding, non-judgmental and collaborative. I lean into my expertise of the stress response system and use a variety of modalities to help balance the stress response while also building a client's toolbox of strategies.

Other professional work includes school social work and teaching graduate level students in a Master of Social Work program.

As a full-time school social worker, my general availability for phone and video sessions will be early mornings and mid to late afternoons during the typical school year. Messaging is also convenient and accessible throughout each day!

I'm excited to get to know you and support you on your journey!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Dissociation, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149.012062


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Roach. 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 was extremely helpful in what has been the most difficult time of my life. She helped me navigate the pain and heartache of a breakup while assisiting in my growth as a person. I honestly don't think I'd be where I am today without her.

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

3 weeks, and my sessions with Karen have been great. She is very understanding, and I think she is amazing at what she does. Her professionalism naturally shines, and she is great at picking up my thoughts and feelings due to what I humbly believe to be her keen empathy and wisdom. These make her great at establishing trust. For the first time in a long time, I feel there are improvements in my emotions, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I’m looking forward to the progress I will make working with her. I am happy with my decision to enroll for Betterhelp and got the right therapist for me.

Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Karen has been an absolute blessing. She truly listens to me and CARES how I’m doing and feeling. She is extremely knowledgeable and tries to offer various ways of looking at situations that I had never thought of. She listens to me & always makes me feel heard. I truly don’t ever want to work with another therapist again! I am so thankful for Karen.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Karen is the best therapist I've ever worked with. Karen has taught me to be kinder to myself, which has always been a struggle.

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd