Karen Wister Kearns


Karen Wister Kearns


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Counslor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
Fees: To Schedule an appointment, go to petfriendlytherapist.com A 15 minute free consultations is available to any potential client as well as the convenience of scheduling a 60 minute counseling session.. My private pay clients are charged $75.00 to $190.00 per 60 minute session. I accept BCBCAZ, Cigna, Highmark, and Capital Blue Cross insurance plans and a copay is charged as determined by the plan. For clients who need additional paperwork for ESA there will be an additional charge of $25.00 for processing.
Free Initial Consultation
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7949 E Granada Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
298 Keystone Drive
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020

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My Approach to Helping

Hi, I am Karen Wister Kearns, LPC. I have been a certified and licensed therapist for over thirty five years. Having lived on a farm in Pennsylvania, I had many animals. Early on it became apparent that using them 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 one of the animals they connected with during sessions. I saw the joy and comfort the client experienced as a result of their relationship with animals. This assisted me with identifying the counseling approach that provided the most effective treatment. Years of practice and experience have provided me with the opportunity to choose the most effective counseling approach.

TeleMental Health allows my clients to bring their pets to counseling with them via video conferencing. It also 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.

More Info About My Practice

My clients are invited to bring their pet or pets to their secure video counseling sessions if they wish. TeleMental Health breaks barriers because your pet can provide support necessary to enhance your counseling experience and hopefully reduce anxiety and stress. It has been my experience that clients feel more comfortable with their pet or pets are nearby. Pets are optional.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults of all ages, focusing on clients suffering from chronic pain and trauma. I do not do phone therapy, only virtual therapy through HIPAA compliant mediums.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

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