About Me

Thank you for considering Betterhelp. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 15 years of experience working with a vast array of individuals. I have helped those suffering with mental illness concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, psychosis, career challenges, trauma and ADHD/ADD in various settings. I also have experience with people struggling with addictive behaviors of all types, abuse and personality disorders.

My counseling style is to happily meet you where you are and support you in your journey. I treat all individuals with respect, dignity, and without judgement. While much of my work is centered in cognitive behaviorism, I prefer to individualize my treatment based on your goals and needs. We will discuss a unique plan that provides you support and guidance as you implement your process for lasting change.

Your decision to reach out may be one of the hardest in your life and one of the most important. You are brave for making this step and you are not alone in this! I would be honored to assist you in obtaining your goals and building a better life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #MH9437 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by S.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with KARI for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

The advice I received helped me a lot with a lot of things personally and professionally. I appreciate all the help.

Written by K.I. on Oct 29, 2020 after counseling with KARI for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

When I first spoke with Kari, I knew I needed tools to handle what was triggering me as I had very little tools of my own. I felt lost going in. 4 weeks later, I am beyond grateful for her time, resources and kindness in helping me come out of this with the tools I need as well as the hope I want to keep going. I feel so much freer than ever before. Kari is amazing!

Written by B.R. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with KARI for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has been super kind and open to the way I express myself in sessions and the kindness she responds with makes therapy feel like a good thing for the first time.

Written by M.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with KARI for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

Kari is such a wonderful person and so very easy to talk to and accommodate my random schedule. She is a great listener and has very helpful suggestions for dealing with my mental health

Written by S.G. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with KARI for 2 weeks

It’s been many years since I went to counseling/therapy as an individual but Kari Is My second couples therapist. Kari is amazing. Super understanding. Very relatable. Gives great resources and always supports with great advice. I give the highest recommendations to Kari! Thank you so much, we have only just stayed and already I feel like we are making progress!

Written by A.N. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with KARI for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Kari Mackneer is a great and understanding person to talk to. Knowledgeable and polite. Always sends me a message to see how i am.