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 gender-affirming, and sex-positive. I practice cultural humility and awareness.
My office hours are currently Monday through Friday, hours vary depending on the day, 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.

Trainings:
Society for Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities Conference - October 2020
Black History Month Conference - February 2022
Racial Healing, justice, and liberation in queer and trans communities
Ethical Counseling of LGBTQ+
LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to support sexual orientation and gender identity
Beyond the (gender) binary
Working with Gender Expansive individuals in therapy
I also have completed training in many areas other than lgbtq+ specific training, which allows me to meet the needs of a wide diversity of people.

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
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC008080 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karensa Lynch. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.O. on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Karensa for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Karensa is the best and I feel truly understands me and my goals

Written by L.A. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Very understanding and listens well.

Written by J.A. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Karensa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karensa is a very caring and knowledgeable therapist. Best I’ve ever found. Very grateful for her guidance and support.

Written by M.O. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Very helpful and a listener .I look forward to speaking with her

Written by E.M. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I adore Karensa and while I was hesitant to begin online counseling, she has eased my worries tremendously.

Written by S.H. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Karensa offers me an amazing sounding board and voice of reason as I work on trauma healing. She is kind and non-judgmental making me super comfortable opening up.

Written by A.V. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, and adhd

Karensa is one of the best counselors I’ve ever seen. She helped me figure out my goals and has been taking me on a self confidence journey unlike anything I’ve experienced before. She always calls out my distorted thinking or my vague naming of feelings and had been helping me set up healthier habits for my mental health. I’m honestly so lucky that I got paired with someone who’s such s good match on the first try!!

Written by S.T. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 7 months

Karensa was the best counselor to work with. She was very methodical in her questions and really made me slow down and think about issues in a way that I've never been able to do before. Best experience.

Written by K.R. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Karensa has been able to help me process things as they come up, find solutions and creates a space I feel safe to speak transparently about anything I need to address. I would highly recommend her for anyone, especially within the LBGQTI+ community.

Written by C.A. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very respectful and supportive. Gives me a great space to talk and work things out .

Written by N.A. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

After a few months of getting familiar with the surface level problems I've been dealing with, Karensa has been extremely helpful in identifying the roots of those problems and offering a variety of ways to address and understand them. As a counselor she's non-judgmental, objective and fair in her interpretations and perspective on what we discuss.

Written by A.D. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 1 year and 4 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

I’ve been seeing Karensa for almost a year and a half. She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had and I value her role in my life, very much. I’ve always been able to count on her to be there when I’ve needed her. She’s helped me to grow SO much and I would recommend her expertise to anyone who needs a positive support person in their life.

Written by M.A. on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Karensa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Karensa always makes me feel comfortable and listened to. She is very skillful at meeting me where I am on a given day- even if I’m struggling to hold it together or my mind is racing and I keep changing topics, she make me feel at ease. She always seems to know when to offer advice and when to push me to reflect on my own words. It has been easy to form a rhythm with her and I am very glad I found her.

Written by D.Y. on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

she’s great!!

Written by R.A. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karensa has been able to help me reach the root of my problems. She asks the right questions to make me think beyond the surface.

Written by J.U. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I been having sessions with Karensa for a fee weeks now and I have been feeling better. Shes good at breaking down my issues and concerns and finding the root of my problems. Shes a very good listener and her responses often cause me to do self reflection in a positive matter. She is also very encouraging.

Written by R.U. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel very at ease and comfortable with Karensa. She has helped me better understand my thoughts and feelings. I've developed some strategies and habits that have been beneficial to my personal growth. I tend to be forgetful, busy, and overwhelmed but she always approaches our sessions with patience and compassion.

Written by M.E. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Karensa is so sweet and helpful! She has helped me through some tough situations and life events and shared great stories to help encourage me. I really enjoy having her as my therapist!

Written by R.I. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I enjoy Karensa. She is a fully understanding person and I enjoy how open she is with no judgment. She fully listens and knows what your needs are to help you get through things. Definitely recommend!

Written by K.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Karensa is a truly caring and compassionate therapist. I started therapy for the first time a few months ago and can not believe the progress we've made. She always makes me feel comfortable and has been especially helpful with my self-esteem and relationship issues. Our therapy sessions feel like talking to a wise friend that genuinely wants the best for you. I've grown so much these past few months with her guidance and highly recommend her and the betterhelp platform. Thank you Karensa! <3

Written by L.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Karensa is a fantastic counselor. I feel like she really listens to my concerns and helps me by suggesting ways to navigate the emotions and conversations that come up as a result.

Written by M.A. on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s great!

Written by C.O. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Karensa has been a fantastic provider for me. She has worked with my somewhat challenging schedule and offers a variety of ways to communicate. She has helped me work out plans to help overcome some of my issues that have been very effective. I’m so grateful for her help!

Written by T.O. on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

She has given me quite a few tips and tricks that I have been able to carry into my every day life. I enjoy the worksheets she provides me.

Written by A.N. on Apr 16, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Karensa has been a great and supportive counselor

Written by Y.V. on Mar 30, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Karensa assisted me through a tough time. She was very responsive, kind, and encouraging. The resources she provided me with were really helpful.

Written by L.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

She is an amazing counselor. She gave me several coping mechanisms that are wonderful.

Written by Z.A. on Mar 17, 2020 after therapy with Karensa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karensa responds in a reasonable manner and is very intelligent in understanding problems and offering solutions/talking through problems.

Written by M.E. on Jan 24, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 E.M. on Oct 31, 2019 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.

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