Karen Welker

(LPC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with licensure in both Arizona and Texas. I have mostly worked with survivors of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse in multiple settings, including residential, partial-hospitalization programs, and domestic violence shelters. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I use warm, individualized, empowering, person-first, and trauma-informed methods to help my clients with multiple conditions and diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, substance use, Adjustment Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

I believe that our brains are powerful and fascinating. I love helping individuals understand more about their brain, how to harness the power of our mind and body, and provide proactive help to find hope and healing. I find it an honor and a privilege to join life-changing journeys to discover ways of “retraining the brain.” Taking that first step on this journey is a big one. Let’s make it together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Domestic Violence , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #77176 (Expires: 2022-03-31)

LPC #LPC-18518 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Karen is wonderful to talk to. She gives me guidance that I see instant results with. We have a great connection and I truly feel like I’m making great progress! Thank you Karen!

Written by V.A. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I really feel heard and understood .

Written by A.S. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I’ve just had a few sessions with Karen, but am excited to continue on with her as my counselor! She’s offered helpful techniques and has explained things to me in a way that is easy for me to understand! I feel comfortable and at ease in speaking to her. I’m grateful for her knowledge and help.

Written by C.H. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

She is my favorite. Different from other therapists I’ve had.

Written by B.R. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Karen is absolutely amazing and though we have just started therapy, I am so eager to see how the journey goes!

Written by S.H. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Karen is wonderful. She has gained my trust and I don’t ever feel like she is judging me. I always feel better after talking to her.

Written by A.N. on Jan 14, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Karen is a wonderful counselor! I highly recommend her. She's so helpful and supportive.

Written by J.U. on Dec 21, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Karen has been a huge help during this season in my life. She has helped me sort through a lot of things and she’s very attentive, replies immediately when she can and she is always clear and up front. I love Mrs. Karen and I will definitely be holding on to her!

Written by C.I. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Karen is an amazing resource and I'm so thankful I have her in my corner. Having been in traditional therapy previously, I have to say having someone that you can message 24/7 and talk to via phone makes it so much easier to be consistent in my therapy. She has given me great tools and insight to manage my depression.

Written by M.A. on Sep 30, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karen is kind and compassionate. I feel that she is very good at meeting me where I'm at, letting my feelings and needs direct conversation. She is super knowledgeable and but still very human and real.

Written by A.M. on Sep 20, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

It’s only been 3 weeks and Karen has helped me make progress that I’ve put off for years! She’s very warm and insightful. It’s easy to share my struggles in a nonjudgmental environment. I would highly recommend Karen to my closest family and friends!