I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in a variety of settings. My areas of specialty include substance abuse, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, relationships, and self-esteem.
I work with Court Ordered teenagers and adults, and have spent a significant amount of time working with teenage girls with anxiety, self-esteem, and self-confidence struggles. I try to incorporate physical health to promote mental well being into your treatment goals.
I am one of the founding members of The National Counseling Group. By working with adolescents and adults, I become energized by the challenges associated with helping individuals to improve their lives. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, I have honed my practice of providing evaluations, counseling, and court testimony in cases requiring expert opinions. In addition to my clinical work, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking, traveling, cooking, and gardening with my wife and family.
I have been a professional counselor since 1999. My expertise includes my passion for substance use disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma, mood disorders, grief, and working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples. I speak, read and write fluent German. I enjoy spending time with my Shi Tzu “Sugar,” and have an interest in healthcare and brain-related research.
Karen Reeder, LMFT-S, CFLE, BC-TMH
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT Supervisor. I have provided mental health treatment for over 10 years as both a direct care clinician and supervisor. My clinical experience includes the delivery of dual diagnosis services in outpatient and community-based settings. In my previous roles, I served as clinical quality manager, director of a large mental health company in the Raleigh/Durham area, clinical director, and program manager serving children and adolescents with high-risk behaviors.
I attended East Carolina University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Family & Community Services in 2006 and a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2008. I've also received a significant amount of post-graduate training on dual diagnosis treatment, motivational interviewing, clinical supervision, play therapy, trauma-informed care, and professional leadership development.
I also enjoy conducting various training, including Seeking Safety, Systems of Care, and Eco Systemic Structural Family Therapy in both private and public mental health settings. I am a certified Family Life Educator and board-certified TeleMental Health Provider. I believe that clients are best served through a treatment team approach, and I often collaborate with other providers (primary care physician, psychiatrist, school staff, etc.) for optimization of treatment outcomes.