I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with diverse clientele. I work with teens, adults, elders, couples and families from all backgrounds. Common presenting problems include depression, anxiety, guilt, grief, relationship conflict, and communication barriers. I have extensive experience working with clients facing loss, grief, and life transitions (including clients who are dealing with family members with dementia and aging issues).
Finding a therapist and forming a meaningful connection is the first step in your journey toward improving your situation. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can discuss any of life's problems - an environment in which we can work together to assist you in building insight, developing coping strategies, and expressing feelings.
My counseling style is relaxed and collaborative. I use a variety of trusted, research based therapy techniques to help you identify problem areas, set expectations, and work toward positive change. Learning to re-frame or perceive problems in a different way can change distorted thoughts and build skills to help you learn how to process problems in healthier ways. I also believe that sometimes people just need to talk for a while - I am a patient listener and my approach allows you, the client, to start wherever you need to start. I am here to help you navigate through the challenges you are facing.
I encourage you to be open to the various ways of connecting on this platform and learn which method is most beneficial for you. I look forward to working with you and helping guide you in a positive direction.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Mood Disorders Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LMSW #6801090289 (Expires: 2021-04-30)
I have tried many counselors before and something just never clicked. I am happy to say that Karlene restored my hope for therapy! Always happy for our conversations
Karalene has been a great help to me in a time of crisis. I have recommended this service and her therapist skills to people I know also in need.
I have already recommended this service to others
2 sessions in and I am extremely comfortable with her.