I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 5 years of experience working in addictions with trauma for both men and women.I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, legal issues, self esteem and personality disorders. I have also helped both men and women who have suffered from physical and emotional abuse. I have worked in both individual and group settings, family and couples counseling.
My treatment approach is person centered, offering an open , compassionate and safe space for my clients to feel comfortable and understood. My belief is that each client is unique and individual therefore my approach to counseling will be built around the needs of my client. I am a warm caring individual who understands that building a trusting foundation is the most important part of the client and counselor relationship. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), mindfulness and humanistic therapy.
It takes courage and strength to seek out ways to improve your life and taking the first steps towards change. If you are ready for the first step to a happier life, I am here to support and empower you.
"it is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light" Aristotle
I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH16453 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Karen is the best counselor I've ever had. She is encouraging, caring and genuine; she's a good listener. I know she actually cares about me and enjoys her job.
Karen is easy to talk to and gives me practical ways to improve my responses to things troubling me. I highly recommend her.
Karen is extremely helpful and easy to talk to. I really appreciate her expertise.
Karen has been upbeat and positive and has helped me see things in a different light. She listens to my concerns and gently nudges me towards better behaviours while being personable. She shares times in her own life too, so it doesn't feel like you are talking to a therapist, more like talking to a friend who cares about you.