My Approach to Helping
Karen Allan is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist as well as founder and president of Crossroads Family Therapy. She has been counseling for 18 years, working with individuals, couples, families, and children. Her specialties include bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, marriage crisis, adolescent development, children, addiction, post traumatic stress in returning military veterans and their families, trauma intervention after a death in the family, the special dynamics surrounding step-families, the specific counseling needs of pastors and missionaries, and spiritual formation.
More Info About My Practice
Recently named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, my succeeding venture was to rehabilitate a house previously used as a drug house, into a beautiful 1920's Craftsman Home. This house became the home of Crossroads Family Therapy. Crossroads is a co-op of some of the most talented therapists in Southern California.
A global traveler, who is always looking to further understand how different cultures integrate counseling into their healing, Karen teaches graduate level counseling overseas. Karen also specializes in collaborating with physicians, psychiatrists, pastors, alternative medicine practitioners, and educational specialists to ensure that her clients' needs are diagnosed and treated in the most holistic ways possible.
Karen's professional memberships include: American Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage Therapists, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, International Board of Christian Counseling. In 2011, she was honored by the National Association of Professional Women for her professional success and named one of their Women of the Year.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have experience working with bipolar, sexual abuse, marriage crisis.