Karen Hamilton-Michan

(MA, LPCC-S)

About Me

I am a Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Ohio and Michigan. I am a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Community Counseling. It is required by the state board that I have an initial video session and periodically hold a video session for my clients even if they prefer email services. I apologize for any inconvenience.

I have experience working with teens and adults facing various life difficulties. These may include stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting or couples issues, abuse, pet loss, and more.

I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in counseling . My counseling style is warm and supportive. I have worked with members of various lifestyles without judgement and all are given the respect they deserve. I expect you to have an ongoing active role in your goals and treatment.

I look forward to assisting you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E0800446-Supv (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LPC #6401016653 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Aug 12, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

I love how Karen messages me time to time to see how I am doing. I feel like I have a close friend who cares about me.

Written by E.L. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Karen is so warm and supportive. She is non-judgmental and objective. I would highly recommend her.

Written by G.W. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Karen is a very nice, understanding , helpful counselor. I really love her a lot

Written by P.A. on Aug 02, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Working with Karen has been great! Her patience, empathy, and experience has really helped me put things into perspective and work through some things in my life.

Written by B.R. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Karen is great, both responsive when I reach out to her and also checks in with me, an elevated level of service!

Written by L.I. on Jul 28, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Karen is a great listener and has really helped me begin to sort through the things in my mind that I haven’t shared with others.

Written by S.H. on Jul 24, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

I love Karen! She is very supportive and is helping me with my trauma. I have a lot of trauma and Karen's style works best for me. I'm very analytical so our sessions are perfect because she knows how to help me. I love how I can message her when I am experiencing a trigger or flashback and helps me through it.

Written by A.D. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Karen is great! She is quick to answer and has great suggestions. I feel I have made real positive progress with my issues with her help.

Written by L.Y. on Jun 27, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Helpful experience

Written by G.A. on Apr 04, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She's been a great help!

Written by P.H. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Karen boils down my considerable background material and comes up with a realistic approach to my issues. She seems to understand more realistically than I do, because she obviously hears many more "stories" than mine. I would recommend her to anyone. I have a ways to go, and will re-enroll when needed. Thanks, Karen!

Written by A.N. on Dec 18, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

I have absolutely loved every session we've had over the past several months. Karen is a warm soul, she's very encouraging, and I'm extremely thankful for this service!

Written by L.I. on Dec 12, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months

I was apprehensive about doing BetterHelp at first, but through the first initial video chat with Karen, I felt extremely comfortable and was able to let my guard down quickly.
Karen has been nothing, but a gem. Just always friendly, polite, amazing listener and has the ability to know what I’m trying to express even when sometimes I couldn’t find the exact words. She’s funny, down to earth and I never felt like I was being judged when dealing with some of my bad after school special life stories.
I also appreciate her checking in. Sometimes, I’d think I can’t wait to tell Karen and before I could send the message, she’d already sent me one.
Karen is a phenomenal counselor and person in general and anyone that is able to work with her is an amazingly lucky individual.

Written by A.N. on Nov 17, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and self esteem

Karen was really helpful and cared about me. She listened to what I had to say and in return, gave her best advice about what to do. She helped me with my depression and anxiety. She gave me confidence about what I will be doing in the future and about who I really am. I am happy that I made the decision to do this. I am happy now. Karen was always there and I love working with her.

Written by J.O. on Aug 12, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Excellent counselor!!

Written by R.A. on Aug 12, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Karen is so easy to talk. She truly seems to care about what I am going through and always checks on me when I havent been very talkative. She is always there when I don’t want to talk to anyone else and I am very thankful that she ia the counselor I got paired with.

Written by K.A. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Extremely valuable service. Having access from my home at my convenience with such good follow-up from Karen has really helped me through a tough time.