About me

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
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NY LMHC 007669-1


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Murray. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months

Karen has excellent listening skills, she really helps me to look deep as to the root of my depression. She recommends reading material that would be helpful to me. She has a calming and compassionate demeanor .

Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 5 months

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.

Written on Oct 27, 2019 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks

Karen listens without judgment and she is very helpful.

Written on Jul 29, 2019 after therapy with Karen for 1 month

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!

Written on Jul 04, 2019 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks

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.

Written on May 22, 2019 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks

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.

Written on May 20, 2019 after therapy with Karen for 3 months

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!

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