Karen Morton, M.A., LMHC

Welcome. 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 client's strengths as well as finding new areas where they can overcome struggles. I'm human too, and in therapy, you will get my genuine self- laughter as well as tears.

With over eight years experience as a licensed mental health therapist, and as a graduate of Covenant Serminary 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 learning embroidery, gardening, and making time for art.. 

EDUCATION 
University of Washington, Seattle WA; BA in English  - 2004 
Covenant Seminary, St. Louis, MO; MA in Counseling - 2008 

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Certificate of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Counseling Association, (ACA)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington #LH60244510

PHILOSOPHY

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. Our work is to put pieces together--to help you understand who you are, where you have come from and to empower yourself to become the person you want to be.