Karen Jacobson, MA, LMFT, LCPC
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Karen Jacobson, MA, LMFT, LCPC is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received a BS in psychology from Vanderbilt University, her masters degree in counseling psychology from Northwestern University and attended the advanced two year training program in marriage and family therapy at The Family Institute, Northwestern University. She is a Certified Parent Educator through INCAF and Nurtured Heart.
Areas of Focus :
Karen works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to empower personal and relational growth, emotional wellness and joy. Her expertise includes anxiety, stress, depression, loss, parenting issues, self-esteem, divorce, family change and couple connection.
As co-founder of Parenting Perspectives, she helps parents bring positive change to families. She offers practical tools to help parents understand the root of the unwanted behaviors, set limits, nurture self-esteem and resilience, implement effective strategies for power struggles and defiance. Her specialty is working with children and families experiencing divorce, loss or family transition.
With 10 years of experience as a school counselor, she enjoys working with children/ teens. She use a variety of modalities to help children express themselves, learn skills, gain confidence and navigate school, peer and family situations. Children facing stress and struggle learn positive coping strategies, heal and grow.
Therapeutic Approach :
Karen’s clinical approach combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotion focused therapy, family systems theory and mindfulness. Karen helps clients reclaim their inner power by removing constraints and limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. Clients can honor and embrace all parts of themselves and begin creating the lives and relationships they truly desire. Karen has a deep respect for her clients, their perspective and their journey. She creates a safe place to explore their inner self, take risks, heal and grow.
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