Welcome and congratulations on taking this step.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and have been working in the counseling field for close to 20 years. Prior to my counseling career I was an International Montessori Teacher for more than a decade. I am originally from Austria and moved to California 25 years ago. I have also worked a great deal in animal assisted therapy including Equine Therapy and am strong believer that animals provide meaningful emotional support.
My training is deeply rooted in attachment theory and I have an existential-humanistic approach to life, which means I would like to support you in the present moment with interventions that work for you "right now" and potentially explore life patterns that are keeping you from reaching your full potential. My clients tell me that I have a down to earth approach, direct but warm and with concrete goals to lessen your symptoms. I believe in treating people with dignity, respect and compassion and am not a big believer in stigmatizing labels. My approach includes a variety of counseling styles such as cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic interventions and I will tailor your treatment plan to your unique specific needs.
If you think we could be a good fit - connect with me and we will find out.
I look forward to working with you
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy
CA Psychologist 24844
Dr. Hudson is a wonderful psychologist. I have only been seeing her for a short time but she is such a supportive and kind soul. I am so glad I found her on BetterHelp.
Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
My sessions with Dr. Hudson have been incredibly helpful! She listens without judgement and gives me concrete ways to implement self care and boundary setting in my life . Our counseling sessions have truly improved my quality of life.
Written on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Karin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Hudson is truly amazing!
Written on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Karin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd
I really enjoy my sessions with Dr. Hudson. She is very easy to talk to and makes it very comfortable as if you have known her forever. She offers real realistic self-improvement tips and advice. I always leave our sessions feeling much more confident about life and any obstacles I am currently dealing with or working on overcoming. I would highly recommend Dr.Hudson! She really is amazing and I have only had a few sessions with her so far.
Written on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Karin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Listens to my problem, gives many ways to handle my depression
Written on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Karin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes