Karen Geren,LCSW

Karen Geren,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 2006021384
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8000 Bonhomme
Saint Louis, Missouri 63105

My Approach to Helping

Karen utilizes a non-judgmental and empowering approach that focuses on helping individuals access their internal strengths to cope with life's difficulties. She offers unconditional support for improved wellbeing while actively challenging distortions or behaviors that may hinder progress. Finally, interventions specific to the client's needs are regularly reviewed in order to provide tools to be used outside of the therapy sessions. Therapy with Karen may range from short-term problem solving techniques to a long-term alliance spanning several years. She emphasizes the use of client input and individualized treatment strategies pulling from cognitive, systems, psychodynamic, and EMDR orientations.

Karen Geren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Purdue University and her Master of Social Work degree in Mental Health and Management from Washington University. She is currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker by the state of Missouri. Karen has over twenty years of experience treating adults and adolescents with serious and persistent mental illness as well as specialized experience treating various psychological issues. Karen Geren has practiced in a range of mental health facilities including: Inpatient unit with Wabash Valley Psychiatric Hospital, partial hospital and case management with Lafayette Clubhouse, intensive outpatient and transition programs for eating disorders with McCallum Place, and individual therapy with Counseling Works. These years of experience have honed her ability to effectively treat a diverse assortment of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, self injury, trauma, life changes, and addictions.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

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