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I am a Licensed Counselor in private practice in Decatur, GA (a suburb of Atlanta), working with adult individuals and couples. Licensed in Georgia since 1996, I have extensive experience and training as a therapist, and am known for my caring, compassionate, and practical style of working with clients. I received my doctorate in Counseling from Texas A&M-Commerce and my masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. I have a rich and varied range of experiences in the field of counseling, having worked as a clinician at various mental health centers, as a counselor at university counseling centers, as a director of a university counseling center, and as a professor in counselor education departments at universities in Texas and in Atlanta.

In addition to my private practice, I also provide continuing education workshops for therapists, and workshops and seminars for the general public. It's been said that I have an engaging presentation style, sense of humor, and ability to share information in a practical and down to earth manner.

I have served as a member of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee as well as Senior Co-Chair. I was named Georgia's Counselor Educator of the Year, and I recently received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

To learn more about how counseling may be helpful to you, please click on FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). If you would like more information about the counseling services I offer, please click on Counseling Services. If you would like to schedule an appointment with me, please text me at 404-754-2677 or email me at To bring me to present a workshop, seminar, speech, or training for your group, please click on Bring Karen to Your Group.

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