Welcome!! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. My approach with clients is engaging and interactive, and I am invested in the collaborative process, which I believe is inherent to the therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment finding balance between active listening, empathy, support, and behavioral interventions. I will help you identify and better understand choices, ways of thinking about situations, and behavioral patterns that may be getting in the way of living your life to the fullest. In our work together, we will focus on thought patterns, symptom reduction, improvement in mood & functioning and improved ways of relating to others and the world. I believe that individual has the capacity for change, wellness, and healing.
My passion is to help others reach their maximum potential and find a sense of peace in their lives. I believe in identifying your strengths, combining them with healthy coping skills, and replacing your negative thinking as ways to help you overcome your current obstacles. I tailor my work with people depending on the specific needs of each client. I use short term, recovery oriented interventions to allow people to take immediate steps, creating momentum in their lives, while addressing deeper issues that may be more subtle, or illusive with longer term strategies.
I strive to assist my clients in achieving personal growth and increased happiness. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with a variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, parenting issues, relationships, domestic abuse, and stress management.
I believe strongly in a non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I offer an emotionally safe space where you can explore important life issues in an authentic way.
With firm roots in the Christian faith, I believe all denominations of the Christian faith are united in Christ through Him. All cultures and religions are respected, as Christ taught us to love one another as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:29), to be good managers of the gifts He gives us (1 Peter 4:10), and to be servants to Him through service to one another. I believe that faith is the foundational to emotional healing.
I hope that our work together will support you in your personal growth and your pursuit of a more fulfilling life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #007669-1 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
Karen really listens to me and gives me time to respond which I appreciate and value so much. She keeps me on track. She is the perfect counselor for me.
Karen listens without judgment and she is very helpful.
Karen is great. She is very easy to talk to and with each session, I feel she gives me something tangible and practical to use in my life. She is compassionate and nonjudgmental. I feel she sees me as a person rather than a patient or client or someone with mental health issues. She is approachable, professional, warm and good at what she does!
Karen is very helpful and very professional. There is a sense of comfort while talking to her that makes it easy to open up. She is very patient when I give long-winded answers to questions she asks.
I have really enjoyed working with Karen! She has been kind and insightful and I felt comfortable with her from the start. She has a unique way of helping me get to the root of what I'm feeling and why. Our time together has been helpful.
Karen is a fantastic counselor! While I was working with her, she was always kind, responsive, and easy to talk to. I never felt judged or uncomfortable talking with her about personal topics. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!