Karen Gawin,LAC

Karen Gawin,LAC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Caleb Mitchell, LPC
Primary Credential: LAC - LAC-19356
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $135 per session
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability


531 E. Lynwood St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that every person has the potential for a meaningful and joyous life, even after experiencing times of great suffering, abuse, or trauma. As a therapist, I offer a space for healing by helping clients process trauma, develop insight, and experiment with behavioral change.

In session, I use a combination of narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy and EMDR (trauma reprocessing therapy) techniques. I love hearing peoples’ stories and believe that therapy is a dynamic process that, while sometimes challenging, leads to positive change and growth. My hope is that clients will develop greater self-compassion and an understanding of their personal values and dreams, so that they can lead more authentic lives.

It takes courage and determination to embark upon a therapeutic relationship, and I'm honored to be a part of my clients’ journeys. I work with people who struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, body image issues, career transitions, codependency, decision-making, depression, eating disorders, and identity issues, as well as people with a history of sexual trauma, narcissistic abuse, and the children of personality-disordered parents.

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor and have experience working at ASU’s Counseling Services where I enjoyed working with teens and young adults. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a professional ballet dancer. My work in the arts has led me to see people through a creative lens and to appreciate each person's unique idiosyncrasies and strengths.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Dancers & performing artists

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Values Clarification

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