Karen Keys, LMHC, CASAC

Karen Keys, LMHC, CASAC

Professions: Counsellor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 006193
Secondary Credential: CASAC - 29978
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 26569
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Office 1
19 W 34th St
New York City, New York 10001
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free initial consultation by phone. $150/ in-person and $100/video sessions. 10% discount for pre-paid monthly service. Text services range from $100-$150/month, depending on the number of exchanges. Sliding scale and evening and weekend hours available. I am very happy to discuss a service package that works for your schedule, preferences, and financial resources, so please be open with me about arranging the right services for you. I accept cash, checks, or credit cards.

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My respect for the unique humanity in all people serves as the foundation of my practice, and I bring respect for every person's history and goals. I have a experienced a wide range of life events, including different careers, homeschooling, living abroad, losses, successes and failures. As a seasoned person, my curiosity and compassion touch on every encounter I have with others. My clinical training combines with my personal story, so that I am able to use proven techniques to assist each person to know themselves fully and achieve their goals. Working together, we can help you feel better and also get better. It would be a privilege to use my skills to assist you in your journey. I encourage you to explore my web site to learn about ways that I can help. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a complimentary conversation.

Email or Call Karen Keys, LMHC, CASAC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 26569

More Info About My Practice

In-person, video, & text sessions available, as well as pre-pay discounts and a sliding scale. I plan to offer a supportive tweeting service soon. Please do not hesitate to speak openly with me about your needs, wishes, and financial resources. No concern is offensive or out of bounds -- just bring it up and we'll discuss it together. I make every effort to support and assist you and will negotiate a service package that works for your schedule and your finances. Evening and weekend times available. I don't take insurance at this time but will provide you documentation so can submit for out-of-network reimbursement.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

It's been my observation that people don't usually seek therapy as a "first resort" but after they have tried other ways of coping with life's difficulties -- avoidance, substance use, self-harm, money, sex, etc. I fully understand how stressful and "exposed" it can feel to talk to a counselor. In other words: for most of us, it's an emotional risk. To make change means to try new ways of understanding, of being, and of acting. The foundation for risk-taking in therapy and then in your life is the stable and solid therapeutic relationship. None of us will "rock the boat" when we're standing up in a canoe! The more solid the ground under your feet, the greater the leap you can make. It is a privilege for me to provide a solid, reliable, and authentically genuine base, so that you can stretch to your fullest.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors, LGBTQ, adults, elder people, chronically ill and disabled

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • HIV / AIDS
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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