Dedicated Mental Health and Substance Use/Addictions Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years' experience in personal and group, trauma specific counseling, and co-occurring disorders counseling, staff training, teaching, and development. I am finishing my training this month adding my Advanced CASAC credential. I am also in the final stages of finishing up my CRAFT supervisor training (Community Reinforcement and Family Training). I have just finished my course work and training to apply for my Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S) credential. I am an trauma informed and specific trained therapist who specializes in trauma informed care and treatment modality. I treat all populations including children, adolescents, families, adults, older adults, parents. I have ample experience with children and adolescents, as well as family specific practices. I have a strong background in Cognitive Behavior Therapy; I am certified as a Cognitive Processing Therapy practitioner. I believe that a solution focus approach using motivational interviewing starts therapy well. It will build a great treatment plan that is based on client stated need and goals. Once established, a prescriptive approach will apply using a modality that fits stated needs and goals utilizing CBT models to trauma informed models.
I am currently working as a therapist at a government clinic in my local area. I have been here for 12 years practicing with populations from 3 years old to older adult. I treat families, trauma-using EMDR, Progressive Counting (PC), Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Play Therapy. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy work, as well as other models into coping skills and increasing strengths and resilience. In addition, I regularly practice and teach an adaptation of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have started the process of becoming fully trained in MBSR. I have an adaptation that I use as a curriculum that is shown to help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and trauma. I have created a website with the practices to better help those beginning and maintaining practices at home. My adaptation of MBSR is created as an individual, systemic, and school based approach. I am currently working to get it into school systems as a way to help teachers shape how they teach, relate, and treat children and adolescents in the school system.
I am Biopsychosocial and come from a trauma/developmental theoretical orientation. I believe that what happens to us in the past affects how we are now socio-emotionally and behaviorally including internally. Given that, our current environment, relationships, and interactions can adversely affect our socio-emotional health and therefore behavior and internal states.
I am great at engagement and treating a variety of concerns. I have an child/adolescent centered approach that using a solution focus to someone discover the identified concern and work towards a solution. Prescriptive approaches can be applied as needed based on the concerns presented. I do firmly believe that work with children and adolescents is useless without including caregivers and parents. At times we may be doing individual work, but family work is always part of the equation. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #088332-1 (Expires: 2022-04-01)
Very caring counselor, even if it has nothing to do with counseling and you just need someone to care.
Karen is hands down the best therapist I have ever had. She is absolutely brilliant and has helped my anxiety in ways I never thought possible.
Karan was great! She really helped me through a difficult time. I appreciate and value her expertise and tools for my lifetime. Thank you!
She is extremely understanding, insightful and patient. I really like working with her!
Karan is great! She’s very responsive. She’s a great listener. I can tell that she truly cares about her patients.
She is a well knowledgeable counselor. She provided worksheets on grounding and it has been a life saver. Her responses are timely and makes me happy to receive her feedback.
Karan is very personable and patient. I enjoy speaking with her
Karan is great. She really wants to help, and has so much energy and enthusiasm for what she does. Highly recommended.
Karan was wonderful for my daughter. She was professional and caring.
Karan has been awesome and incredibly helpful.
Karan Foti is amazing. She listens to what I'm saying and she is thoughtful in her responses. I seem to be understanding myself better and I feel like my moods are much better less extreme than they were when I signed up for counseling and I feel more in control of myself.
I would recommend her to anyone, particularly those with non-traditional lifestyles. She's not only very non-judgmental, but seems very knowledgeable and supportive in this area.
I absolutely love Karan, she makes you feel comfortable enough to open up. She listens with no judgment or criticism and provides great solutions and explanations. Karan also gives great material to help me understand topics! I highly recommend her!
Karan has been such an incredible support system to me. I was so hesitant about joining teen counseling and doing online therapy, but it has really helped me work through an incredibly difficult time in my life and helped me get so much clarity, thanks to Karan. Highly recommend!
Karan is very attentive and she always responds in a timely manner. I'm very thankful to have her help me on my journey to recovery.
Karan is amazing. In my first week talking to her, she was able to get to the root of my problems instantly. There were things that were going on with me that I had no idea about until she pointed them out. Because she was able to understand me so well so quickly, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. She's very bright and observant and I look forward to working with her more.
Karan is one of the warmest therapists I've had the pleasure of working with. Very quick on the uptake as well.
Karan shows interest in working with me. She’s been polite and not pushy.