Welcome to my practice.
My name is Karen Anderson and I graduated with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and am currently working to complete my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my academic work I was the recipient of the UNLV Excellence in Marriage and Family Therapy Practice award and am currently registered with the State of Nevada and Washington as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I was also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Nevada Las Vegas for the Marriage and Family Therapy Department 2010-2021, having written and taught Successful Couple and Marital Relationships.
As an individual, couple and family counselor I work with all ranges of concerns that life provides.
Please call or email me to arrange a FREE 15 MINUTE phone consultation .
As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, substance abuse issues and concerns may be addressed in counseling.
Combined with my educational requirements I have taken level l & II of Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), EMDR advanced clinical training all which have led me to be a Certified EMDR Trauma Therapist.
My treatment approach is to provide support, encouragement and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. The relationship we develop is essential for your ability to feel safe and supported as you implement the desired changes in your life. Through compassion and understanding, I help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues.
"....Nobody could have been more skeptical than ... and I on what therapy could have done for us. But thankfully, we pushed our BIG egos aside and stumbled upon a counselor that helped us to see different perspectives. I honestly believe that if we hadn't participated in the work we did with you, we would not be together right now. So again, THANK YOU! ... "
"...The people we were when we came into your office a year ago were totally different people then we are now. And I can almost pinpoint that pivotal moment in your office when it hit us that the way we were acting was unnecessary, not to mention a blatant waste of time. We made a conscious effort to remove ourselves from the drama in our lives and focused on building our trust and friendship back up..."
"I meant to tell you last night you could quite possibly be the best therapist I've ever had based on your abilities mainly, but also the fact that I am now an open book after my shame presentation. I have never revealed all of that to anyone of the 5 therapists I have to been to over the past 15 years. Of course I've never really gone to a therapist for a long term. But, pretty great you are able to extract this kind of stuff in a very gently way through the Brene`Brown curriculum. Amazing!" K.S.
"...I just wanted to say thank you again. Your insight, unbiased opinions and mediation abilities truly helped us to find our way..."