COVID 19 Practices
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the world of therapy is changing. I am currently seeing clients in a hybrid manner. I'm seeing clients based on their needs and desires. I have some clients whom I'm meeting via Telehealth teleconferencing, some by phone and others in person. It's a different world now. For high risk clients and those who prefer not to expose themselves Telehealth is the best option. Yes, it's different but effective. As of May 18, 2020 I've resumed seeing clients in-person provide they are healthy, have not recently been exposed and taking all the recommended precautions. I am doing the same. We owe it to one another. I have altered my schedule so that no-one will need to wait in the waiting area or pass the clients whom I just saw. I'm wiping down the area before and after and provide alcohol wipes when you enter my suite if you don't carry your own. I'm not wearing a face mask during our sessions since facial expressions of important. And I hope you feel comfortable enough in our sessions to feel comfortable removing yours.
MFT not just for couples and families
Thank you for considering me to help you with your concerns. As a marriage and family therapist (MFT), I work with people of all ages and in various groupings. I see individuals for therapy as well as couples and families. The MFT, LMFT credential is a modality (a type of therapy) and license rather than a description of the people status of the people we treat. As a MFT, I'm trained specifically to approach therapy from the client's strengths, instead of pathology. MFTs are systems therapists. We integrate complex systems such as psychology, environment, physical health, family of origin issues and past and current relationships to view the client as a whole person. It's not just about the problems and symptoms they present, it's about you - a whole person.
My style is interactive and experiential - meaning being more in the moment and in tune with your present mood and interactions. You will be greatly involved in the therapy process because treatment is based on your agenda not mine. Therapy with isn't analysis. I don't just take notes and only nod my head. I work with you to help you gain new personal insights, solve problems and offer recommendations to help guide you to achieving your goals. Think of good therapy like good coaching. You have a trusted expert on your team to help you make revisions and learn new skills to get better results. Your input, blended with my expertise helps us develop achievable goals and a practical course of action. You are provided support without judgment. Ultimately my goal is to help you achieve the results you need and want and the ability to live your life fully.
Therapy provides you with a safe and confidential environment to talk about concerns that can't comfortably be discussed openly with your friends and family. You're able to talk about your life, fears, regrets, inner self-perceptions and losses without judgment.
-"Karen changed my opinion of therapy. She listened to me and understood where I was coming from. I became more confident, comfortable with my past and feel like my old self again. She's unlike any therapist I've seen before."
- Individual therapy client
"Karen has helped our family in
more ways than we ever expected.
We highly recommend Karen."
- Family therapy client
"...she helped us finally communicate better. We're close again and have so much more hope for our future."
- Couples therapy client
"I was skeptical at first but I like telehealth. I'm never late because of traffic and we're still able to connect."
- Telehealth client
215 S Main St suite 204 • Davidson, NC 28036
Parking is available on South St., the Town Hall parking lot on Main, Davidson United Methodist Church on Main St., CVS and 2 lots on Jackson Street. There are also a few guest parking spaces under our building. Parking can be crowded especially during the lunch hours.
This is the same building where the
FlatIron Kitchen restaurant is located
Telehealth is by phone or video conference
"Karen is warm, practical and has provided me a lot of insight".
"As a medical professional I trust Karen enough to recommend her to my patients."
"I always feel better after seeing her. All week I think about what we've talked about and I've started to put her suggestions into practice."
" It helps just having a 3rd party listen."
"It helped me that she has worked in corporate America. She understands the stress I'm going through."
"She helped me years ago with depression. Now I'm married with kids and I've come back in because a new problem has come up."