Hi! My name is Karen Williams. I've been a therapist for over 20 years, and have a wide range of experience helping others overcome issues with relationships, divorce, empty nests, career and school challenges, emotional overeating, self-esteem issues, grief and loss issues, and more. I hold a Master's Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, graduating in 1999. I am certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors, and hold a Distance Counseling Certification through the NBCC. My experience as a therapist includes being in private practice and working in clinics, hospitals, employee assistance programs, and even an emergency room dedicated solely to mental health patients.
My clients would probably say that I'm warm and welcoming, down to earth, and easy to talk with. Knowing that it can be hard to reach out for help, I try to make counseling a positive experience for my clients. I respect my clients from a mind-body-spirit perspective, trusting that they know what they need. My role and my goal is to help my clients get what they need so they feel a greater sense of well-being and a greater sense of being well. I do this through a variety of treatment approaches including Solution-Focused, Person-Centered and Cognitive-Behavioral modalities.
No matter what approach I use, I am focused on you - the client - your needs and your desires for a greater connection to happiness, self-empowerment and success. I look forward to helping you get more out of life!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Life Purpose, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IA LMHC 100824
NE LIMHP 603
She is a blessing in disguise. She is a go getter and will work with you to fix anything you need help with. She offers different ways to overcome challenges while also listening and hearing what you have to say.
Written on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Karen is amazing!
Written on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and coaching
I've been using betterhelp for two months and have worked with two different counselors. While I enjoyed working with my first counselor, I quickly knew I needed the help and support from someone else, which is when I chose Karen as my new counselor. I can wholeheartedly say choosing Karen was the best choice I could've possibly made. She always listened to me and cared about what I had to say. She gave me weekly assignments to work on which gave me something to do in between our weekly video calls. The thought of video calls intimidated me at first, but after our first appointment together I realized how much more personal and sincere counseling was when talking face to face. She's very easy to talk to and she truly does care about all of her clients. I just finished my last appointment with her, and my last appointment using betterhelp, and I'm very happy with my growth since working with Karen!!
Written on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
After just 2 sessions so far with Karen, she has already given me so many tools to improve my quality of life. She is positive, easy-going, sincere, kind & much more! She replies quickly with incredible insight into any situation. Thank you, Karen!
Written on Apr 21, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
First time trying therapy, I didn't know what to expect. She's caring, sensitive, easy to talk to. I look forward to each session with Karen and I could not have been paired with a better counselor.
Written on Mar 28, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem