I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have been practicing mental health therapy for more than 15 YEARS. I have earned a Masters of Science in Community Counseling degree from Eastern Illinois University. I currently work in private practice in addition to working online with Betterhelp. I believe that ANIMALS are a great benefit to our mental health. I use ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY in my office location. I work with a certified facility dog named Sheldon, to help clients feel comforted during sessions. I enjoy hearing about client experiences with their animals as support or comfort. I will offer my experience in ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY to help any client who may have questions or comments regarding their own animal as emotional support at home.
My therapeutic style is to meet you where you are in every aspect of your life. I feel it is very important to provide each client with a down to earth, non-judgmental approach. I draw from many different theories, depending on each client’s needs. I often draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. In addition, I will draw from a variety of other theories and techniques depending on the client’s goals and needs within each session. I believe every person is different and the approach should be tailored to that specific individual.
I can help with ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, Bi-POLAR DISORDER, RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, SELF-ESTEEM, CO-DEPENDENCY, INTIMACY DIFFICULTIES and MANY other personal issues or concerns. I have a great amount of experience working with LGBTQ clients as well.
I feel privileged to be able to help and become a part of each client’s personal journey. I believe that we, as human beings, all need support from others at some time in our lives.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180007006 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
LMHC #099853 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Karla is amazing at creating a calm, safe atmosphere to talk through each week's struggles and wins. I look forward to each week's session for the perspective I gain and to recommit to the gentle, small steps towards self confidence and healing that have already done much more for me than I could have done alone.
Before trying BetterHelp I had been kind of burned out by therapists. But when I had my first video session with Karla I knew I had found that person I need. Someone to listen and be understanding. But who will also call me on my sh*t when I need it. I look forward to talking to her.
I love Karla, she is amazing. She suggest different ways and techniques on how to manage the anxiety. Since I been working with her I feel more calm my approach to things have changed
Karla is absolutely incredible and I recommend her to everyone!
I always appreciate her help whenever I need some advice. The breathing technique she taught me has helped and made a significant change in my anger control or when I'm anxious in general. She's awesome!
Too soon, just started. Ask me again in a couple of weeks. So far though, she's fantastically supportive.
Karla is very easy to talk to. She is warm and supportive and ready to help. Now that I started counseling with Karla, I know I’m no longer alone in this journey. I look forward to the healing I will be able to accomplish with her support and guidance.
Karla White is AMAZING!! She is so sweet, thoughtful, and attentive. She is so supportive and fun to talk to! She is more than a counselor she is a friend to me! I could not have made so many improvements without her!
She listen and answer with respect. Very polite person.
Karla is great. She takes the time to fully understand the situation and really talk point by point through the issue. I feel like I’m. It only heard but validated. But not coddled.
Therapy has just started (about 10 days) but after my first video session I’m already feeling better.
She's amazing! She knows my comfort level and she has guided me throughout my whole process.
I think Karla is a very competent counselor, and I truly believe that she can give me the help and guidance I need to work through the issues in my past that will in turn make me a better, more well rounded person.
Karla is wonderful! She is so supportive and understanding, and very comfortable and easy to talk to. She always responds to my concerns, pays close attention to my ramblings (of which there are many), and makes constructive, actionable suggestions for improving my mood and self esteem. I am so grateful to have been paired with her!
Karla offers practical advice that, so far, has been very helpful.