Karen Morton, M.A., LMHC
Counseling is a practice I both treasure and grow from. It is a unique and genuine relationship I get to have with my clients who bring their fears, frustrations, disappointments and sorrows into session as we work to heal the past and bring hope to the future. I love seeing a client's strengths, discovering new areas of growth, and watching how deep pain can give way to new, meaningful hope. I'm human, too, and in therapy, you will get my genuine self: laughter as well as tears.
I have been a licensed mental health therapist for over nine years. My training and Master of Arts in Counseling were completed at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, MO. I currently serve as a private practitioner working with many who want to include their Christian faith in counseling. Among my other specific areas of expertise are working with people who find themselves "stuck" in a particular rut; people struggling with anxiety and depression, particularly around relationships; academics and charting careers, as well as women suffering from post-partum depression.
My husband and I live in the Phinney neighborhood with our three, energetic little girls. When not chasing them around, I enjoy gardening and making time for art.
University of Washington, Seattle WA; BA in English (2004)
Covenant Seminary, St. Louis, MO; MA in Counseling (2008)
Certificate of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International
American Counseling Association, (ACA)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington #LH60244510
I work from a blended approach using techniques from the counseling theories of Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Solution-Focused. Broken down into simple terms, this means our sessions will entail developing an understanding of what has made you the person you are by looking at your family of origin, confronting the lies and damaging thoughts that run through your mind and replacing them with healthier truths—all this while believing you are capable of real change in your life.
My counseling approach is multifaceted and flexible to serve each unique individual. Together we consider how your past relationships, current relationships, beliefs and actions overlap and attribute to the present difficulty. The counseling room is filled with discovering, weeping, rejoicing, grieving and learning. We incorporate your beliefs and how your present pain confronts and challenges those beliefs. Counseling is a place where you can grieve your anguish, tears and anger; therapy is a safe place to wrestle with suffering. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to start crying because you're afraid if you start the crying won't ever stop. But it will. You are stronger than your deepest sadness and counseling can help you prove that to yourself.
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