Kristi J Karel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, EMDR

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Kristi J Karel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, EMDR

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Intentional Journey Counseling Services, PLLC
4341 S. Westnedge Ave
Suite 2212
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 301-1441 x3
Offers online therapy

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About

On our journey through life we sometimes face challenges that lead us to seek out additional support. Life is messy and I am here to help you be intentional with your approach to treatment and pull on your strengths to get through the challenges you are facing. I work to create a safe, non-judgemental, and caring environment for you to process your struggles. Together we will work to find strategies and coping skills to decrease distress and work towards healing.
I specialize in the treatment of individuals with complex and one-time trauma histories and individuals with dissociative episodes or disorders, utilizing EMDR therapy. I also work with adults with childhood and/or relational physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, anxiety and mood disorders, and life transitions.
My approach to therapy is strength-based, interpersonal, and psycho-dynamic; working alongside you in discovery. I am trained in EMDR and utilize somatic and mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and behavioral approaches. Call to schedule an intake appointment.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $205
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ABS
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Michigan Education Special Services Association
  • Priority Health
  • Smart Health
  • Out of Network
I do not accept Medicaid or Medicare plans.
Email me or call (269) 301-1441 x3 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6801093431
  • School: Western Michigan University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
EMDR trained therapist, trained by EMDR Institute trainer; participating in ongoing consultation and pursuing advanced training in EMDR.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: NASW
  • Member Since: 2012
  • Certificate: CAADC / C-03540
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, IFS, ADS

Psychologist, PhD, LP, CAADC, CCTP

Location

Intentional Journey Counseling Services, PLLC
4341 S. Westnedge Ave
Suite 2212
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 301-1441 x3
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 9 Aug 2022
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Kristi J Karel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, EMDR