SERVICES

Individual Psychotherapy

For the client looking for effective and compassionate support making transformational positive changes in their life.

Common issues for clients coming in for therapy include addressing depression, anxiety, stress, life-stage transitions, self-esteem, self-care, and work/home life balance. Clients typically experience multiple symptoms including but not limited to loneliness, sadness, grief, anger, irritability, anxiousness, perfectionism, low energy, frequent fatigue, low motivation, isolation, relationship conflicts, identity issues, and/or a general dissatisfaction in life.

Frequent goals for clients include improving mood and daily functioning, improving relationships with loved ones through more effective communication and conflict resolution skills, rebuilding self-esteem and healing relationship to Self, repairing unhelpful belief systems and past traumas, and implementing sustainable self-care practices to maintain a more balanced, fulfilling lifestyle of health and wellness.

Using an integrative and holistic approach to therapy, Karen tailors treatment to an individuals’ specific preferences while using her expertise to know what may be most helpful to address to create the lasting changes each client seeks. No one therapy session is the same as there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore you can expect a personalized, connected experience addressing exactly what you want and need individually for therapy to be supportive and effective.

Our meetings will start with a 50 minute initial session exploring your history as well as collaborative treatment planning clarifying yours goals and desired results from therapy.

 

After that, 50 minute follow-up sessions provide you learning, exploration, prompted self reflection, skill-building, and planned application with intention to create the sustainable, positive changes you’re seeking.

Karen is now offering virtual sessions as needed.  Whether you’re on vacation, unable to get away from the office, or stuck at home from inclement weather, rest assured you can still fit in your therapy session with Karen remotely.

Adolescent Psychotherapy

Culturally, being a teen is no joke today! It's a jungle out there. Being a younger therapist, teens seem to appreciate working with someone closer to their age. There can be a sense of camaraderie, while also being taken good care of, clinically speaking.

In addition to today's social challenges, adolescence is a time full of rapid physical and emotional change.  The adolescent brain is very dynamic, undergoing extensive remodeling.  Brain changes during this time are among the most important to occur during one’s life. These brain changes, known as plasticity, also make the brain more vulnerable to external stressors. 
 

The ability to learn is at a peak during adolescence. Teaching adolescents how to manage their thoughts, emotions and impulses will profoundly shape the developing brain by laying the neural foundations that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
 

Challenges

  • Impulsivity

  • Poor Reactivity

  • Emotional Turbulence

  • Overwhelmed

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Relationship Issues

  • Academic Demands

  • Family Dynamics
     

Therapy Helps

  • Increase Emotional Intelligence

  • Decrease Anxiety, Depression & Stress

  • Build Self-Awareness

  • Improve Resilience

  • Improve Communication

  • Increase Focus

  • Develop Coping Tools

Group Counseling (online)

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Somatic Relief for Anxiety and Trauma Group

With polyvagal theory, mindfulness, CBT and yoga principles, explore this body based journey into peace and wholeness. Call 707-861-1108 for upcoming dates and times. 

Specializations

  • Anxiety
     

  • Trauma
     

  • Relationship issues
     

  • Codependency and Love Addiction
     

  • 12 Step Support
     

  • Chronic Pain
     

  • Stress induced illness and pain (tension myositis syndrome TMS, neuropathic pain, mind body syndrome)
     

  • Creative leadership and personal transformation
     

  • Spiritual emergency (kundalini awakening)

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