Karen Lee Bieman

Counsellor, ACA-L3

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Karen Lee Bieman

Counsellor, ACA-L3

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Are you struggling with your relationship ending or changing? Have you discovered that your partner is LBGT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender)? You may feel betrayed by the one you thought loved you the most. Or perhaps it's your parent who's 'come out of the closet'. Either way, you are experiencing something that is changing everything you thought you knew. You may be confused, angry, conflicted, and afraid. You may feel alone in your struggle, as though no one understands quite what you're going through. It can be very difficult to feel heard, validated, and understood.
I understand something of what you are going through, having discovered that my husband was gay, after 24 years of marriage and 5 children. As a lived-experience counsellor, and the founder of Not My Closet®, I provide empathic, compassionate counselling to help you through the confusion and adjustment to this experience.
You do not need to go through this alone. I see you, I hear you. I know of your struggles and get something of the pain you're experiencing. Counselling is a safe place to explore your emotions, process your grief, gain clarity, and create a more meaningful, positive future, no matter what decision you make, moving forward. There is always hope.


  • Cost per Session: $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Bupa
  • Emergency Services Health
  • Phoenix Health
  • Police Health Fund
  • St Lukes Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 3 Member
  • Training: Australian College of Applied Psychology

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association for Counselling and Therapy Online / Level 2 Professional Member
  • Certificate: Relationships Victoria / Specialist Certificate in Integrative Couple Therapy / 2020

Karen Lee Bieman's Groups

Straight Spouse Group Therapy

Have you discovered that your partner is LGBT? Would you like to participate in an online, therapeutically-supported group for people going through a similar experience? You do not need to go through this alone. Straight spouses typically suffer social isolation and a feeling of being unseen and unsupported. Participating in group therapy can help undo this aloneness and help you move forward with greater emotional and relational support.

More about this group
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Infidelity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mixed Sexual Orientation Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counselling
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021
Karen Lee Bieman, Counsellor in Pascoe Vale

Karen Lee Bieman

Counsellor, ACA-L3