Karen Wister Kearns

LPC, BC-TMH

Karen Wister Kearns

LPC, BC-TMH

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - PC000975
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Counslor - LPC-18225
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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 $125.00 per 60 minute session. I accept some 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.
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Offices

Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
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 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 this shortens the amount of time spent in therapy reducing the amount of counseling sessions overall. For some clients emotional support animal documentation is necessary for travel and housing. It is required that a client be evaluated to document the need for a emotional support dog our cat.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

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

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

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