Your vitality and resilience are impacted when you feel stuck, when you are unhappy with situations that you don’t seem to be able to change, when you are struggling with a significant relationship, or when you are on an unending emotional roller coaster. Shifting behavior patterns begins with self-awareness, presence, understanding, and compassion. You may feel discouraged or afraid that nothing will ever change. But it will.
My experience has shown me that no matter how dire your situation or feelings, you can make positive changes. I invite you to muster up the courage to connect with me, and together we’ll discover how best to traverse your personal journey to better well-being.
I had no idea that I could get as much help as I did. Karen is warm and caring and very skillful. I have gained so much more understanding of why I react the way I do to situations and people in my life. I feel more grounded and more clear about my feelings and my goals. It's so much easier for me to trust myself, to ask for what I want and support myself when life is challenging. RK
Every couple starts out with dreams of love, connection, and a life shared together. But then you hit a bump that derails your relationship journey. Maybe you feel unseen, unheard, or disrespected. Perhaps your values have drifted apart. Are you afraid that your relationship may not survive the challenges, or that you picked the wrong life partner?
In our sessions together I ensure that no person is “the bad guy,” even when it feels that way. I help you uncover the hidden dynamics and emotionally protective behaviors that have come between you and your partner. I support both of you to cultivate a grounded sense of presence, build mutual respect, and deepen trust and connection.
My husband and I had some roadblocks and Karen helped us see how past traumas were affecting our relationship. She can handle the hard stuff! She helped me see how my behavior shut down my husband and helped both of us to really understand one another's perspective. MG
Non-traditional cultural, sexual, gender, and romantic identities can bring unique challenges in relationships. Your dreams — regardless of whether they conform to the norm — are attainable.
I have a strong conviction that you should have the freedom to create the kind of relationship you want, and I have the life experience to help you traverse this terrain. In a caring and non-judgmental environment, I support you to speak your truth, unearth hidden or unspoken feelings, and discover new ways to relate so you experience more connection, love, and trust.
My girlfriend and I met with Karen before we got married. She is a good listener, is impartial, and recognizes the good intentions in everyone. She is open and understanding of diverse lifestyles and is very accommodating. SG