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Karen Shaughness, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

Welcome! Let me introduce myself , I am a licensed clinical social worker on Long Island, New York and I have been practicing for over 35 years.
I have worked with clients that have experienced a myriad of life issues, including anxiety, relationship issues, stress, and depression, to name a few. I am a very warm, friendly and open therapist that values a “ patient centered approach” to therapy.
I endorse a holistic approach to therapy and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as mindfulness. I know it is not easy to begin this process of introspection, yet I also know the positive outcomes that can be achieved!
I also have experience working with addictions, and and family dynamics. I work in a Hospital setting, and enjoy the diversity of my job. On a personal note, I love being outdoors, and prefer being near or in the water, which I find so calming. For relaxation and fun, I kayak, attend concerts, films, garden, and take long walks/hikes with my sweet Golden Retriever.
I am available for sessions on Wednesdays after 6PM, and Saturdays 10AM-3PM, I can read messages and texts a couple of times during
the day, and will respond to initial requests within 24 hours.
This year in particular, has placed significant challenges on all aspects of our lives, and has created intense anxiety and uncertainty for many.
Let me help you become a healthier you..,

Professional experience

38yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Services offered


License information

NY LCSW 071776