Are you feeling hurt or overwhelmed by something that happened to you? Do you find yourself stuck in upsetting patterns of thinking, feeling, or behaving that make it difficult to move forward and make decisions in your personal or professional life? Considering making changes in your life can feel daunting, and counseling can provide support and guidance as you continue building a more fulfilling life for yourself. In my practice, I strive to create a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental atmosphere that will help you better understand the difficulties you're experiencing and learn about ways to overcome them. Psychotherapy is a process of self-discovery that will help you connect with your inner life, unbind from the past, and live fully in the present. As you learn about and acknowledge different aspects of yourself, you will find rough spots, as well as resources. All parts of your experience play important roles and we can understand what has been useful, what parts might be modified, as well as parts that offer strength and support that can be built upon. These discoveries remove potential obstacles to your growth and open avenues for connection and well-being.
I believe that therapy can not only alleviate specific hardships or teach more compassionate self-care, but that therapy can be emotionally transformative. I practice this belief with rigor, I believe my role is to provide a supportive, yet challenging environment that fosters emotional well-being, new insights, and change. I am an active participant in the therapy session. Together we will be able to set therapeutic goals and follow a clear path to achieve them. I hold emotions and affect in the highest regard and pay particular attention to non-verbal communications. I address a wide variety of difficulties and issues in my practice, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, mood and personality disorders. I also have extensive experience helping those dealing with significant life changes such as education, employment, marriage and divorce, or loss and grief.
I have been a licensed clinical social worker for the State of Rhode Island for 18 years, working in the community mental health field as well as private practice for over 9 years. I have a very flexible schedule and will check and respond to messages several times a day throughout the day, seven days a week. I also offer live chat, phone sessions and video sessions as needed and these can be scheduled based on need and at our convenience.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LICSW #ISW01625 (Expires: 2021-05-31)
Karie is a very understanding person. She also offered me a lot of useful information on how to overcome my fear of anxiety. She gave me some hope when I was most desperate. I really appreciate it. It's just text counseling sometimes could be a little not so accurate. We haven't had a video counseling yet, maybe I want to have a try in the later session.
Amazing. Understanding. Professional.