I am licensed in Maryland with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step and engaging in therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Working together I am sure we can make a positive difference in your life and living. I look forward to joining you on this journey.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 07568
I have only been seeing her for a few sessions so far, but she is really encouraging and relatable. I like talking to her and I already feel improvement in my self confidence and self esteem issues!
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Written on Jun 17, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Karen has been very kind and understanding with me. She is a very sweet person and I have definitely enjoyed working with her!
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Karen is very supportive and easy to speak with! She helps me see the real side of things
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
I admire Karen’s amazing professionalism and dedication towards her clients and work. Karen has an exceptional understanding of the importance cultural context has when breaking down complicated family dynamics.
Written on Apr 07, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Karen is a wonderful and kind soul. She made me feel comfortable and safe expressing myself. I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone that is understanding and helps you feel heard and cared for.
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem