Hello, my name is Karen Salsman. I completed my Master’s of Science in Education for Counseling at Missouri Baptist University in 2008. I became a fully licensed therapist in the state of Missouri in 2010. From 2008 until 2015 I worked as a Counselor/Case Manager at an outpatient mental health clinic. I also worked as a Counselor in a prison from 2015-2021. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and trauma issues.
I have experience working with adults from different cultural backgrounds and ages. I will show you the respect by getting to know you as a unique individual.
My approach in therapy is to utilize CBT, Mindfulness and Solution Focused therapies. However, as I get to know you, there could be a type of therapy that works better for your situation and we can adjust as needed.
“Don’t let the entire staircase overwhelm you. Just focus on that first step….one step at a time.”
I would love to be that someone to help support you and to be part of your journey towards the goal of a more fulfilling life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Codependency, Communication Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2010032831
Karen's the best
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Karen is the only counselor I have been able to open up completely to. She is amazing.
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
A true God send. This lady is great for me.
Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Written on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Karen is such a great listener! She always helps me sort out all of my very busy thoughts and feelings. Karen tells me like it is. I always know what she means and that she says things to help me move forward.
Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Karen is such a fun and vibrant person. She is very good at immediately creating a save space but isn't afraid to call you out, which, personally, I really like. I would highly recommend her to anyone dealing with codependency or marital issues. First session she had me looking in the mirror and rethinking so many of my behaviors. Thanks, Karen!
Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and addictions