My name is Kari Wright and I have been a licensed social worker for 13 years. First, let me say thank you for looking at my profile and also say congrats for the courage you have demonstrated in seeking support.
As a clinician, my goal is to walk alongside you as you share your life. I seek to provide a safe space so that you can begin to feel better. Formally, I tend to use cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and EMDR. I have extensive experience with grief, loss, depression, and trauma, but also willing to explore any topic. I am comfortable working with adults and children. I am a clinician that's a Christian, but do not provide Christian counseling exclusively... I will NEVER attempt to talk about religion if you don't want to.
Informally, I strive to make sure I understand what your saying, provide validation, feedback, and explore different perspectives. Therapy is a partnership so it will take both of us to get this right. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions.
I hope to speak with you soon.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801097827
Great listener and gives good homework that relates to the issues at hand.
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life
Kari is wonderful! Kind and compassionate! Very responsive and offers practical and helpful suggestions to try. I appreciate her!
Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Kari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue