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.