Karen R. Liddell

PhD, LCPC, Certified in Marriage&Family; Child&Youth; eutaptics®; Dual Diagnosis; Temperament Counseling; Best-selling author of Effortless Weightloss: Small Changes that lead to Extraordinary Results!

Karen R. Liddell

PhD, LCPC, Certified in Marriage&Family; Child&Youth; eutaptics®; Dual Diagnosis; Temperament Counseling; Best-selling author of Effortless Weightloss: Small Changes that lead to Extraordinary Results!

Professions: Life Coach, Pastoral Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
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 phone consultation 15 min. Contact me for discounts for local sessions as well as package discounts for all services including premarital, eutaptics®, addictions, etc. available with bonus free sessions. Online or in person coaching-career-counseling sessions of 50 min.; online or in person double session Neuroplasticity eutaptics®. Measurable results guaranteed from the very first session!
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Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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My Approach to Helping

You are not broken. In fact, what we call problems, are simply highly successful strategies learned through the life events we all experience: imperfect parenting, unhealthy relationships, and especially, traumas. These learned coping skills are actually performing just as designed, creating exactly what your subconscious believes will protect you and keep you safe, or at least in what is normal for you, no matter how painful and unwanted. You can call it PTSD, eating disorders, depression, addiction, chronic illness- it has a purpose, and it is not abnormal, or an expression of your worth or value. The good news is that if we have successfully learned to create a pattern that results in us developing the same situations, relationships, and physical or emotional states over and over, guess what? We are also capable of retraining our subconscious to let go of what is not useful, and learn something better! Let that sink in a moment.
Even if your problem is someone else, no problem. Change one person in the cycle, in the system, it changes the dynamics, or as some like to say, the energy. One change may be that you become naturally and confidently able to deal with other people or situations in a way that is healthy, assertive and affirming. One change may be you no longer even consider tolerating that behavior - it simply no longer is compatible with who you are. One change may be that unhealthy people no longer like to be around you...or learn if they want to be around you it requires respect and consideration. Consider what it would be like to easily succeed because you have let go of guilt, fear, and self-sabotage. Notice you have become a naturally fit person, because you no longer act out those old messages that led to compulsive eating and lack of energy. In every scenario, even yours, you find you are feeling better and more able to enjoy life, just as you were created. And that sounds good, right? Get in touch.

More Info About My Practice

If you are like me, you have tried everything, and you want something that works and works quickly. You are tired of talking about it and working on it and hearing advice about it and trying to give it to God, but taking it right back and working on it some more. May be people in the church hurt you, or there is something or someone you cannot forgive. Does that sound familiar? I am betting that at this point, you want something real, and to engage with someone who can help you see real changes. You may even be looking for someone who will support you in your faith and spiritual beliefs. I can and I come from a been there-done that-now I am doing what worked for me- approach.
Most people go into the helping profession because they needed help. That was me. It was depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, weight issues, post-narcissist relationship PTSD-issues, food addiction, the list could actually go on and on....but the point- is I am free! You can be free! I want you unhooked from the belief system that has kept you trapped and I am here to tell you it is possible, it is real, and I will walk with you through it beginning today.
Whether it is your, your family, your spouse, your kids, or something and someone else; if it is depression, grief, abuse, PTSD, eating disorders, couples or family issues, addictions, weight struggles, anxiety, chronic pain or illness, or something else, perhaps it is a secret you do not want anyone to know, even me, I can help.
I have been counseling, coaching, and teaching or speaking since 1995. I have continued to train in the most effective techniques so that you achieve the outcome you desire, as quickly as possible. I specialize in multiple methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; eutaptics®FasterEFT, hypnotherapy, and NLP and combine them in a way proven to change the patterns of beliefs, thoughts, and reactions holding you back from success, keeping you in the stronghold of addiction to food, substances, or even work, or limiting your relationship with God. In addition, I am a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and ordained in Christian ministry, offering to those that desire it, prayer, Biblical counseling, and spiritual encouragement.
My referrals most often come from my clients, saying they feel very accepted regardless of their background, beliefs, or severity of their problem. They are amazed at how quickly they begin to feel better, and more able to deal with their lives and relationships in a healthier and happier manner! All are welcome, period.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Eating disorders; cutting & self-harm; weight loss & fitness goals; PTSD; depression; anxiety; couples, premarital, marriage issues; youth issues; temperament-personality issues; stress-related illness; narcissist-relationship recovery; money & success mindset; career counseling; family relationships; caregiver health; speaking and teaching; neuroplasticity brain-retraining methods

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women, Men, Youth, Native American, in or recovering from Domestic Abuse, Couples, Families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
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