I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have been practicing mental health therapy for more than 13 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
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCPC #180007006 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
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.