Karen Finn


Sometimes life gets complicated and feels unmanageable. Through a combination of professional training, research (psychology and neuroscience), wisdom, and life experience, Karen works with clients in a confidential, non-judgmental environment exploring strategies that build a better “sense of ok-ness”.

Everyone experiences stressful events and difficult relationships. The vast majority of challenges we face are common to all of us. Karen believes that the difference between success and failure is how we react to them. Together, she and her clients explore patterns of thoughts/feelings/behaviors that cause stress and a sense of loss of control. Her mission is to explore solutions to life’s challenges resulting in clients having more good days than bad days.

Karen’s clients are not judged, they are heard, supported, and encouraged. By identifying our values, what motivates us, and our specific goals for the future, we can bring a sense of calm and that elusive contentment we all want and need.

Karen’s 20+ years of combined school and clinical counseling, have provided wisdom and insight into the challenges and behaviors of adolescents, adults, and couples. She works in the areas of:, Anxiety, Depression, Stress and Anger-Management, Self-Injury, Grief, Sexual Orientation and Gender-Identity Issues, and Relationship Conflict Resolution, Trauma, and Life Transitions. Karen is an EMDR trained therapist and, according to the needs of the individual client, she incorporates: Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Karen studied at Penn State University and Wilkes University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education. She has lived in North Carolina twentyseven years and earned her Master’s in Counseling degree from Campbell University. She is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Karen Finn MA, LPC

To inquire about or schedule with Karen, contact our Clayton office.