Karensa Goodman

(LPC, CPCS)

About Me

Hi! I’m Karensa. If you are looking for a counselor who is open-minded, non-judgmental, and fun, you are looking in the right place. My top three core values are kindness, compassion, and genuineness. I have nine years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, working in community mental health. I have worked with a variety of concerns and diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, family concerns, relationship issues, abuse and trauma issues, work stress, and many others. I have worked extensively with individuals who have spent long periods of time in the legal system, in and out of jail and prison, and have dealt with subsequent trauma related to these events. I have worked with many college students who are dealing with many concerns such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and other stress related to this time of life. I have worked with many different people in many different times in their lives. If you feel like we may be a good match, but are unsure if your area of concern is something I have experience in, please ask.
My counseling style is catered towards the individual as I get to know them. I work in Person Centered, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I feel like learning mindfulness is an important skill for everyone, being something I practice myself. I believe that it is important to look at where each individual is in their life, and what it will take them to move towards achieving their own goals and finding their personal meaning. I believe in setting goals early and checking in often on how you feel like you are progressing towards them. I am culturally-sensitive, gender-affirming, and sex-positive.
My office hours are currently Monday, Tuesday, every other Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and every other Saturday for web, phone, and video session, with availability to be able to respond to messages throughout the week. We will complete an assessment prior to starting therapy so that I can gather information about you and your presenting concerns.
I know that there is much stigma around mental health concerns, and seeking counseling is a big step. It is something to be proud of just to be here, and I would be happy to take this journey with you.
“Strength grows in the moments you think you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.”


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #008080 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Miss Karensa is an expert in the field and a kind-hearted individual. She makes her compassion clear from the start and instantly makes new clients feel at-home and relaxed with her words of wisdom. I absolutely will (and already have) recommend her for anyone struggling with work-life balance, emotional or mental troubles, or even if they just have a quick question on how to go about a difficult situation with the wisest mind possible. Karensa is my hero and has changed my life!

Written by N.A. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Karensa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is understanding and relatable. She creates an extremely comfortable environment.

Written by A.D. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Karensa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Karensa Goodman and BetterHelp have provided me with the best therapy experience I’ve ever had. She feels like a good friend who really cares about my well-being, while also providing the professional expertise that I expect from a paid therapy service. I always know that I can be myself with her and that she’ll always be there to respond as soon as she’s available.

Written by E.M. on Oct 31, 2019 after counseling with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really appreciate how much she’s listened to me and how understanding she is. She’s very helpful and awesome.

Written by L.I. on Sep 27, 2019 after counseling with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Karensa is thoughtful and easy to speak to. I do not feel judged for what I share with her. And she provides so many resources for you to use in your life.

Written by C.Y. on Aug 25, 2019 after counseling with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Karensa is great. I feel like she gets me. She helps me understand how and why I feel the way I do. Gives me great advice. I really feel like she cares.