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Karen Vatthauer, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I’ve been a clinician for about 30 years and I have learned the importance of the relationship between clinician and client in counseling success. I have a Masters degree in Counseling and I use different approaches depending on the client. I primarily use mindfulness, client-centered and cognitive therapy, although solution focused therapy is also helpful in many cases. I view counseling as a collaboration between client and clinician and emphasize good communication to achieve my client’s goals. I really enjoy getting to know people and seeing successfully achieve their goals.

Professional experience

32yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Anger management, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180.001896


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Vatthauer. 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 helpful but feel that a half hour is not sufficient.

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

I wish I had a counselor like her when I was a teenager, because for the first time I truly feel supported rather than judged. She knows what is really the problem even when I don’t, and not only helps me see it, but offers techniques to help me change my perspective. I’m grateful that I was matched with her. Thank you Karen for all your support!

Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety