"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?" - George Eliot Sometimes we all need a little help. It's not easy to ask for help, I know. When you're ready, I'm here to help you navigate through the challenges in your life and build upon your strengths. Some of the difficulties clients have brought to counseling include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, codependency, chronic physical illness, chronic mental illness, anger management, life transitions, stress management, and a need for additional coping and/or communication skills.
Update: (Current availability for Clinical Supervision) You are the expert on you. I am here to walk beside you as we increase your awareness, understanding, and insight of what has happened to you and the ways past traumatic experiences are currently affecting your life. Your brain adapted so that you could survive. Your current struggles may be from adaptations that no longer serve you. Together, we will develop this insight and engage in life changing, trauma informed, work. It is important that we, both, determine a good and ethical fit in our roles as client and therapist. Visit my websites' "About Your Therapist" tab for more.
Do you feel stuck, stressed, or sad? Are you having a hard time with the state of the world, work, life, or the people you love? Are you worried or lonely and looking for a little sunshine? You are doing great...because you’re here, now. Welcome!
Our difficulties need not be sources of shame, guilt or blame; rather, when understood, they can help us develop wisdom, understanding and compassion. Gaining insight and perspective through counseling allows fresh meaning and motivation into our lives and our relationships. Starting this work is an investment in yourself, allowing you to learn about yourself and what makes you unique, while expanding the possibilities of what can be.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. We know that choosing the right therapist is an important decision. If you or someone you know is looking for assistance dealing with life's challenges, we are here to help. Karvinen Counseling Services is a safe, comfortable, and confidential place to get the help you need. Our group of licensed, qualified therapists provides assessment, counseling, and treatment based on each person's unique needs. You will get the quality of care, professionalism, and attention you deserve.
I do individual marriage, family therapy and group. I work with children, adolescents and adults. I have experience in substance abuse treatment, long term mental health and life adjustment issues. My approach is more of a supportive guide. I guide people along the way to self-discovery and change. Every individual is meant to have a unique life filled with their values and goals. I like working with a range of people in different stages of life. I have helped people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues,
What is stopping you from being the woman, and mom, you want to be? Maybe you're anxious or overwhelmed all.the.time. Maybe the tantrums are out of control. Maybe you're feeling disconnected from your kids (or yourself). Maybe you're tired of making decisions all the damn time. Maybe you've just lost sight of yourself. Or maybe your past interferes with the kind of parent and partner you want to be. Whatever the reason, there is help. I want to work together with you to navigate your roadblocks, increase connection and confidence, and develop the coping skills to create a new path!
Welcome. The first step is often the hardest. My goal is to provide a safe space that lets you feel welcomed. Judgement will never be placed on you. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. I want to help you move through this tough time in your life. It is time to start your journey of healing.
I specialize in treating individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, troubles in relationships, self-esteem, and eating concerns. Starting summer 2022 I will also offer walk and swim therapy in Glen Carbon. Swim Immersion Therapy is for an active person who wants to incorporate swimming into the healing process to improve confidence, heal water trauma, or explore the water
You may be tired and frustrated. Perhaps things are not where you want them, but you aren't sure how to get back on track. Because choosing a counselor can be difficult, we want to be able to help you through that process. We are a group of counselors who each bring unique perspectives to the individuals we work with. We are happy to talk with you about your situation and answer any questions you may have so that you can decide who is right for you. Detailed counselor profiles are also available on our website.
I believe that the clients who walk into my office are strong. They have an inner strength that is the cornerstone of change. The voice that says, "Enough, I'm taking back my life." Together, we will champion that strength to discover the blockages that have held you back or kept you suffering and create solutions and options to get you back on track. I passionately believe that you deserve better -- let's get to work. My approach to therapy is client centered and goal directed.
Katie spends much of her time working with individuals and couples at various stages in their life; helping them explore relationship patterns, healthy boundaries, and experiences from their past that may be contributing to conflict. She believes that we all desire connections with others, but often life experiences complicate this.
Suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD or low self-esteem can be debilitating. If you are ready to make a change, to move forward, and get healthy, my treatment approach may be the solution. I work with individuals and families to get to the root of the symptoms without medication, supplements, or exercises.
Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change. Let me help you walk the path to be the change you wish to see in the world. that growth is difficult and uncomfortable. Throughout these times, everyone could benefit from an unbiased and neutral perspective of current and past situations. It is in those moments that support is needed the most. My goal is to work beside you and your kids in a trusting relationship that will help you navigate these life obstacles by building a strong and stable foundation.
Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change. Let me help you walk the path to be the change you wish to see in the world. that growth is difficult and uncomfortable. Throughout these times, everyone could benefit from an unbiased and neutral perspective of these current and past situations. It is in those moments that support is needed the most. My goal is to work beside you and your kids in a trusting relationship that will help you navigate these life obstacles by building a strong and stable foundation.
Are you not feeling yourself? Would you like to process life situations that are causing stress? I am here to help! I am passionate about helping my client's achieve their goals while they strive to become happier and healthier. I work with a variety of ages to help navigate their personal growth and relationships.
I enjoy working with patients who are open to actively taking charge of their present life changes that are deeply connected to old roots that need to be addressed. Also, I enjoy exploring the uniqueness of an individual through talk therapy .
I work with women who are struggling with anxiety, fear, stress, abuse, or trauma. Women who feel stuck in life, who have lost their focus and vision, and want to create a life worth living. Women who want to live a life in harmony and balance with their entire being: body, mind, and spirit. Your past does not have to dictate your present or future. It is possible to release the pain and hurt in your life so you can create the life you want to live. You are a powerful woman, destined for a life greater than you can imagine.
Therapy can be beneficial for anyone who is going through something in their life; whether it be every day stress, to a traumatic event. I am supportive in helping my clients achieve their goals while assisting them in becoming their most authentic selves. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental space for each of my clients in session.
The phone number on file is to our scheduling department (Kasa). They will get demographic information and get you scheduled with me. I work with clients to define goals to work on in counseling, and to work to reinforce strengths clients already have within themselves and foster new strengths to help clients achieve their goals. I tailor clinical therapy approaches depending on the unique and specific needs of each individual. I have experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, attachment/codependency, stress management, grief, and military/Veteran issues.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Glen Carbon are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Glen Carbon then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Glen Carbon, or Child Psychologists in Glen Carbon.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Glen Carbon psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Glen Carbon specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.