My Approach to Helping
Hi, I am Karen Wister Kearns, LPC. I have been a certified and licensed therapist for over thirty five years. Early on it became apparent that using pets with clients helped break barriers and reduced stress. This helped clients feel more comfortable entering into a counseling relationship. Returning to sessions, they looked forward to having their pet accompany them. I saw the joy and comfort my clients experienced.
TeleMental Health allows my clients to bring their pets to counseling with them via video conferencing.
The loss of a pet may be a traumatic experience and counseling also helps clients deal with the grieving process after such a traumatic loss.
TeleMental Health opens the door to many clients, ones who are homebound, disabled, suffering chronic pain, living a distance from a counseling office or those with busy schedules that do not have time to come to an office. They can enjoy the convenience of TeleMental Health from home. I am licensed in Arizona and Pennsylvania and Board Certified in TeleMental Health. I can only serve clients in states in which I am licensed.