Licensed Professional Counselor

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 an addiction, or an unsustainable way of coping with stress. 

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 build their own self-awareness to move from wherever they are feeling wounded or stuck into 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.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 loss and grief: death, divorce, disability, jobs loss, aging, illness, substance dependency/addictions, trauma, challengies with communication, understanding and connection in couples.I use an integrated approach to therapy which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, psycho-education, mindfulness, analytic psychology and narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems.

You can contact Karen directly at: 608- 438- 1469

Email: karen@empowermentwithinllc.com

Credentials & Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor in state of WI
MS in Counseling from UW – Whitewater
Trauma-Informed Training
Reiki Master