Karen Fischer

(LMFT, LMHC)

About Me

Hello, I am Karen and I have over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and mental health counselor (LMHC). Helping people improve their quality of life is my passion! To help with immediate relief, I work from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation to empower you and get you moving in the direction you desire. I am also trained in Family Systems Theory which takes a comprehensive approach to addressing issues for the long term. I am happy to meet you where you are and go at your pace whether that is baby steps toward a goal or dealing with sudden, massive life changes. I can help you see things from a different perspective by asking thought provoking questions. I like to emphasize your strengths while supporting you learning new skills and can be very direct when needed. Together, we will determine together what you want and need to achieve your goals.

I was raised in a traditional Christian household. I attended church regularly and had extended family that were missionaries in other countries. As an adult, my views are more open to appreciate people interpreting faith and spirituality however it works best for their own growth and development. From a counseling perspective, I am a counselor first but integrate faith where appropriate.

I have lived in the Midwest as well as New England and Southern California and appreciate how different those cultures are. I have diverse work experience having worked in management in Corporate America as well in startups and family owned businesses. I enjoy traveling, am very social and strive to keep myself physically and emotionally healthy.

I will always reply to your messages within 24 hours. I will always let you know if I am going to be offline for longer extended periods of time. I would enjoy meeting you and helping you in this chapter of your life. Let's get to work!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #35001390A (Expires: 2022-04-01)

LMHC #39000166A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 years and 11 months

Karen has been a huge help in life & has helped me dig even deeper & see a few of the deeper things that have been a concern.
I like the texting part of the counseling & she knows when I start to think at certain times so she’s quick to respond at that point.

Written by M.U. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 4 months

I think Karen is wonderful. She really understands me and offers me the support and counseling I need. Positive words of encouragement and also help and counsel during tough times.

Written by R.O. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Karen has been a great help so far

Written by M.I. on Dec 03, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

I have really liked working with Karen. She is kind and knowledgeable and also pushes me to become better and more positive. I appreciate her wisdom and counsel, and I feel like I have already grown in this short time because of her.

Written by J.A. on Sep 19, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Though very early in our time together as counsellor/client I have found Karen understanding, supportive, and she always replies within 24 hours.

Written by R.U. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 6 months

Karen’s support and care throughout this period of time in my life have been so vital!
I was able to always calm down and pray or focus on what’s really important with her help.

I wouldn’t have made it this far without her support!!!

So grateful to god for this support

Written by L.I. on Jun 21, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months

I greatly value Karen's help! She is always consistent with communication and offers practical ideas that kept me moving forward. I would recommend her wholeheartedly!

Written by P.A. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months

Karen has been such a big help to me. I appreciate her confidentially and guidance. It took a minute to open up but I appreciate her not judging me. She looked past the darkness and showed Godly love.

Written by J.E. on May 06, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Karen has been great, she listens, and she responds quickly. She’s extremely helpful and knowledgeable!

Written by M.A. on Apr 16, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months

Karen is so approachable, trustworthy, and sincerely caring! She has helped me through some of the hardest months in my life in my first year of marriage and navigating new and old friendships, and dealing with stress from work at the hospital. Karen is wise and discerning. I am so grateful that she has chosen this career to help people with as much expertise and sincerity as she does!

Written by S.Y. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months

Karen gave me what I asked for in an accountability partner and encourager.

Written by S.O. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

She is an amazing counselor.

Written by L.O. on Mar 07, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

I love my counselor, Karen Fischer. I feel like I’m truly heard and acknowledged! She is giving me some great tools and I’ve already come a long way! I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Written by T.I. on Mar 05, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Very enthusiastic. She is kind, and empathetic. She's great.

Written by S.U. on Feb 15, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

She has so far given me advice that appears to have our best interests at heart, and if she doesn’t hear from me she will get in touch to see how I am.

Written by K.I. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Karen has been very helpful, and I appreciate her checking in when I forget to reply! I feel heard.

Written by P.A. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 6 days

Excellent and experienced counselor, was very helpful and gave me good advice on how to handle situations that were happening in my life. God bless her.

Written by T.R. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

I can be very thorough when messaging with Karen and she is able to address my concerns without missing a thing. I am comfortable talking with Karen. She is easy to talk to and provides helpful insight.

Written by G.R. on Jan 28, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Karen is AMAZING. I really feel supported by her and hers advice is appreciated every time. She doesn’t judge you and she is there to listen to you and help you strive for the best. She is professional and so humble. I would recommend her anytime.

Written by J.O. on Jan 26, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

I have every respect for Karen's ability and insights as a counselor. She is not afraid to ask the hard questions. Since the time I have begun messaging with Karen, she has helped and supported me a great deal. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone.

Written by T.H. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Karen has given me the toolset that I will use to battle my anxiety for the rest of my life. She asks the right questions and is extremely helpful. Highly recommend her!

Written by M.A. on Dec 24, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

Karen has been a God send to me. She has great skills on setting you on the right path, she is grounded and humble as well. She has been a great support to me in my trauma and my process to heal. I truly appreciate that I clicked on that link and I will continue to walk this path with her for a little while longer.