Karen is a third year Master of Counselling student at City University of Seattle’s Edmonton Campus, under the supervision of Kathy Rolfe, MC, R.Psych. She has the privilege of being employed with Big Brothers Big Sisters working with immigrant and refugee youth and has previous experience working with seniors through recreation therapy. Karen currently interns at a private practice doing Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy with children, teens and adults. She is also a teaching assistant at City University and has volunteered on a distress line. Aside from her work experience, Karen is extremely family oriented and a competitive soccer player. She is interested in working with all age groups with different concerns such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and addiction. She is also interested in working with a variety of different cultural backgrounds as this consideration can be key to a client’s progress in therapy.
Karen is interested in an array of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy.
Karen believes that everyone has the ability and tools required to preserver through a difficult time but sometimes may require that push or guidance to bring out their inner strengths and abilities. Healing is a journey that may not be easy but stressful life events are universal that everyone has the ability to address and overcome. Karen comes from a client centered foundation where she wants to be there to support her clients through whatever challenges arise. She is an empathetic listener who is ready to help in any way she can to ensure her clients feel heard