Knowing suffering and struggle are common to all, Karen strives to provide hope and direction for people as they face real-world challenges. Her personal and professional experience underscores the belief that most people have within themselves the strengths and abilities to work through and overcome many of their concerns successfully—but need help identifying effective solutions. Karen meets each person where they are—mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically—with a spirit of compassion, support, and understanding. Each session is an opportunity to foster and strengthen a safe, comfortable, and accepting atmosphere in which clients can be honest and open, relationships develop, and the work of healing begins.
Having worked in both school and clinical mental health counseling settings since 2019, Karen has experience working with a wide variety of clients, and, while she considers herself culturally competent, she is continuously learning and growing. She enjoys working with adolescents (ages 14-17), young adults, and women of all ages experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and emotional instability, as well as concerns with unhealthy/low self-concept, anger, relational challenges, life transitions, grief/loss, and spiritual concerns. Utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach, Karen draws from a variety of theories and techniques, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Upon request, she provides Christ-centered counseling to individuals who desire a Christian perspective or integration of faith in counseling.
Karen graduated with Honors with a Master of Education in School Counseling from Campbell University and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University with a concentration in Life Coaching.