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I use this e-mail address only for routine matters, such as scheduling appointments. I do not use e-mail to discuss the content of your psychotherapy or other protected health information. My e-mail goes through a server that is not encrypted to protect health information. It is possible that a third party could gain unauthorized access to any message you send or receive from me. If you are contacting me regarding an emergency, including a last-minute cancellation, please do not use e-mail. I do not check e-mail daily. I generally respond to e-mail messages within 48 hours.
People get stuck. People feel sad. People get angry.
Being a human has its challenges. It can be messy. Sometimes we have trouble managing our feelings and/or our behavior. We can get lost in our fears and anxiety. We can get stuck in memories of a problem saturated past, or feel overwhelmed by current events. Maybe it’s a behavioral or thinking pattern we are having trouble breaking out of, an addiction, or a dysfunctional way of coping with stress. The loss of a loved one can be complex and heartbreaking. We can experience depression, anxiety, disability and many challenges to our mental health—and it is not unusual during hard times for people to lose trust in themselves and others.
For me, as a therapist, nothing surpasses the joy of helping clients reframe their own self awareness enough for them to be able to move from wherever they are feeling wounded or stuck. In awe I witness others move to a place where they can safely rediscover and claim their own strengths and ability to be self-caring, problem solving and able to make healing choices in their lives. In my practice I witness amazing people find the keys to unlock the courage they need to improve their own situations.
It is never too late to change. After thirty years of working as a Reiki Master Teacher and healing arts practitioner where I taught mindfulness, and meditation, I went back to school to continue blooming and become a psychotherapist and a substance abuse counselor. I followed school with time assessing people for substance dependencies, and mental health disturbances; subsequently working for two years with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families in their own homes.
I am a therapist who focuses on integrating mental health with emotional, physical and spiritual well being. I love working with a diverse group of individuals and couples, specializing in therapy for Adults facing major life transitions:
Children and teens:
With adults and teens I use an integrated approach to therapy which includes evidence based approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy, psycho-education, mindfulness, solution-focused and narrative therapy, When appropriate I also offer feminist therapy and existential therapy. With children I use a variety of interventions including play and art therapy in order to identify and treat areas of developmental, behavioral and emotional disturbances.
If you are interested in working with me, please call and ask questions. It is important to feel a connection between yourself and the therapist with whom you choose to work.
Karen works out of the West Bend office, please call or email to set an appointment with Karen.