Karen Larkin Packwood

MA, NCC, LMHC CCPT CDPT

Karen Larkin Packwood

MA, NCC, LMHC CCPT CDPT

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - LH60231558
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • American Behavioral
  • AmeriGroup
  • Anthem
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Community Health Plan of Washington/Apple Health
  • ComPsych
  • First Choice
  • First Choice Health
  • Kaiser
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina
  • Premera
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
Fees: We accept state and private insurance for couples, individual and family counseling. For those without insurance we offer a sliding scale. I am also approved with EAP programs through your employer
We have a Nurse Practitioner that will help our clients with their prescription needs
We also offer GeneOMind testing to our clients -- this allows better accuracy for prescriptions by determining the ability to metabolize medications by the body to reduce getting medications that produce side-affects
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1101 N Argonne Road #110
Spokane Valley, Washington 99212

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My Approach to Helping

I have worked with couples, families, and individuals in private settings, as well as online through TELEMENTAL HEALTH systems.

I help individuals overcome loss and grief due to death, divorce, job loss, and more. I also help them with depression, trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, learning difficulties, sexual abuse, self-harm, OCD, anger, and ADHDADD.

I use a variety of approaches to help families, individuals, and couples build functional, healthy lives and relationships.

I treat the entire family, meet individual needs, and strengthen family systems to help my clients feel hopeful about the future so they can heal.

More Info About My Practice

Sometimes my clients feel better working from their home and completing counseling sessions through the internet. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with individuals or couples that are not able to come into my office for counseling sessions due to distance, weather, or other issues that prevent them from traveling.

I work days, evenings, and weekends to better meet the needs of my clients. I look forward to working with you to help you reach your goals.

We also offer the services of a Nurse Practitioner that will help our clients with their medication through GeneOMind. This will reduce the amount of side effects the client experiences by getting the right medications prescribed the first time

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Every one of us thrives on validation and feeling significant. In counseling, we discover tools and skill sets that help each individual understand and focus on their goals in life and how this creates purpose and direction in every aspect of the healing process in order to get back on track and live the life we want.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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