Therapy

Years of experience have taught me that a holistic approach to treatment yields optimal results for my clients. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Psychodynamic Therapy and Therapy Assessments into my practice. Additionally, I empower my clients with stress management techniques and a regular mindfulness practice which help decrease levels of stress and anxiety and improve quality of life.

Learn more about each of the techniques I utilize to engage and assist my clients below.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is based on the assumption that when people change the way they think, behaviors can be modified. Changing behaviors can lead to healthier functioning, increased satisfaction with relationships, work, and other areas of one’s life. CBT is incorporated into my practice by teaching my clients how to challenge and alter dysfunctional thought patterns. CBT is an evidence based model which is beneficial in addressing issues of anxiety, panic, eating disorders, as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).



Exposure Therapy

This specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treats a variety of issues, which include anxiety and panic disorders, specific phobias, eating disorders and OCD. With the support of the therapist, clients are gradually exposed to feared situations, using relaxation strategies, coping skills, and behavioral techniques. Through exposure therapy, clients will overcome their fears and gain control over situations which are overwhelming and distressing.



Mindfulness

Being mindful enables people to be more present with their thoughts, feelings, emotions, body sensations, and environment. Developing a practice of mindfulness helps individuals feel better, alleviates stress and anxiety, as well as other uncomfortable emotions. I incorporate mindfulness into my practice by teaching clients how to be more present and accepting of themselves.



Stress Management

Stress has been shown to interfere with many facets of functioning. My clients develop and practice a variety of stress management techniques to calm their body and mind. These techniques include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, as well as different poses which reduce tension, stress and anxiety.



Virtual Group Therapy

Virtual therapy group for adults suffering from eating disorders and OCD. This weekly group combines discussion, processing and exposure therapy.



Telehealth Therapy

Virtual, private, and secure therapy sessions for individuals who are not able to make it into the office.



Therapy Assessment

Every client brings particular concerns and hopes to therapy. Essential to the process is designing a tailor-made treatment plan which addresses each client’s unique goals.


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Slide I have worked with Karen for several years and it has changed my life in ways I could not imagine. Through her recognition of my alcohol misuse and encouragement to get sober, I have discovered an inner strength that I did not know I had. Her expertise in eating disorders and trauma recovery has distinguished her as an exceptional therapist. I am so grateful for Karen’s support, compassion, and guidance during my journey towards recovery.
Current Client
Slide I have known Karen for many years and have shared many cases with her. She is an excellent therapist, collaborator and colleague. Karen is trained in many clinical arena’s with specific expertise in CBT, DBT, OCD and eating disorders. She is a delightful person and therapist and you would be lucky to have an opportunity to work with her. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with her.
Beth Mayer, LICSW, Executive Director, MEDA
Slide Karen is knowledgeable, professional and empathetic. Working with her has been immensely helpful and rewarding in countless ways. It is no exaggeration to say that Karen's help has contributed significantly to my developing a richer and happier life.
Current Client
Slide Karen has been a longtime trusted CBT colleague of mine. We share Diplomate status in the prestigious Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I have collaborated with Karen on numerous occasions and have valued her clinical expertise and professional demeanor. Karen is a compassionate and creative therapist, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a skilled CBT therapist.
Daniel Beck, LICSW and Founding Fellow and Diplomate of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Slide I have known Karen for many years and have shared many cases with her. She is an excellent therapist, collaborator and colleague. Karen is trained in many clinical arenas with specific expertise in CBT, DBT, OCD and eating disorders. She is a delightful person and therapist and you would be lucky to have an opportunity to work with her. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with her.
Beth Mayer, LICSW, Executive Director, MEDA
Slide Karen is knowledgeable, professional and empathetic. Working with her has been immensely helpful and rewarding in countless ways. It is no exaggeration to say that Karen's help has contributed significantly to my developing a richer and happier life.
Current client
Slide Karen has been a longtime trusted CBT colleague of mine. We share Diplomate status in the prestigious Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I have collaborated with Karen on numerous occasions and have valued her clinical expertise and professional demeanor. Karen is a compassionate and creative therapist, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a skilled CBT therapist.
Daniel Beck, LICSW and Founding Fellow and Diplomate of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Slide I have worked with Karen for several years and it has changed my life in ways I could not imagine. Through her recognition of my alcohol misuse and encouragement to get sober, I have discovered an inner strength that I did not know I had. Her expertise in eating disorders and trauma recovery has distinguished her as an exceptional therapist. I am so grateful for Karen’s support, compassion, and guidance during my journey towards recovery.
Current Client