It takes a great deal of courage to admit that you feel different, that you are experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, or you just feel off and would like to talk to someone who is trained and licensed to help you. College, family, relationships, and life and career goals are difficult no matter what stage of life you are in and sometimes it helps to talk to a professional who can teach you skills to manage your emotions or can listen to you without judgment. I am a licensed therapist who has been practicing for more than 15 years. I work with individuals, families, and couples. I have 57 hours post masters in gender studies and think that everyone has the right to live a life that they love and to be successful in their goals while navigating life in this chaotic world we live in.
I am licensed to practice in Florida, Illinois, and Iowa. I have 15 + years of experience in issues from depression, anxiety, gender identity, same-sex relationships, alternative relationships, trauma and abuse, and family issues. I have 57+ hours post-masters in Gender Studies and believe all peoples should live their lives fully and understand how to make their unique style and relationships work for them.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH10978
IL LCPC 180.012996
IA LMHC 097133
Karyn has been so pivotal in learning about myself and my relationship. She has helped me navigate personal, familial and marital issues with such kindness, grace and understanding. She is truly the best therapist I've ever had and I have grown so much from working with her!
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Karyn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Karyn is amazing! I have never done therapy before and she immediately made me feel comfortable. She sat and listened to my concerns and helped me work through some things I have been struggling with. Karyn sent me the tools I needed to help me. I highly recommend!
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Karyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Karyn is fantastic. Helped me learn a lot about myself. She used a very cognitive learning approach that allowed me to grow as a person and to recognize toxic behaviors and impulses in myself. Highly recommend.
Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
She is very caring and understanding
Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
I appreciate that Karyn was able to so quickly perceive my needs and each session is able to guide me in meeting them. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to relate to a therapist I hadn’t met in person but I was immediately comfortable with Karyn.
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Karyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts