I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a Therapist, Advocate, and Educator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, challenges with life transitions, trauma and ADHD. I also have worked in Assertive Community Treatment, Emergency Services, inpatient psychiatric facilities, hospitals, jails, and educating law enforcement on how to respond to those experiencing a mental health crisis in the community.
My counseling style is authentic, personable, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, compassion, and celebrating life's big & little wins! My approach combines CBT, REBT, Solution Focused, and Reality Counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek help for a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER!
Karla Lewis, LPC,NCC
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701010265
Karla is a phenomenal therapist. I always feel heard and she keeps me moving forward towards my goals with concrete steps. In my time working with her so far I have noticed an increase not only in my self awareness but in my ability to address ingrained attitudes/beliefs that no longer serve me. She always encourages me and guides me with an empowering approach, highlighting my progress and building on that each session. Karla creates a safe space for vulnerability and growth, and this has helped me tackle some issues that I previously just kept to myself. It has been through working with Karla that I’ve started to give myself room to be just a little more human and I thank her for all her support and expertise.
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Karla for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
The best therapist I’ve ever had. Give great suggestions on how to deal with high emotions and keep myself in a better mood
Written on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Karla for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Karla is really kind and understanding, she's very open to you expressing yourself freely and that's what I've been looking for in a counselor. Glad to have her to help me find better ways to manage my mental health.
Written on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Karla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd