KAREN MA THERAPY

Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families.


APPROACH 

My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that getting curious about the taken-for-granted and embracing complexity can open up the imaginative possibilities of people’s lives.
        With this spirit of imagination in mind, I welcome the many different ways that therapy may unfold with clients. I am committed to collaborative practices which means that I do not start from a generalized set of ideas about who you are and how you should be. Through conversation, we can develop rich understandings about what is going on in your life and explore your preferred ways of being, evolving, and flourishing.

        While there is no limit to what we can talk about some issues that I work with frequently include:
— Anxiet(ies)
— Creative practices
— Depression
— Exploring and authoring desire
— Feelings of failure or falling behind in so-called meritocracy
— Life transitions
— Navigating relationship challenges
— Outsiderness and living differently
— Perfectionism and stuckness
— Problems with gender normativities and patriarchy
— Racism and totalizing discourses of racial identity
— Work stress and dissatisfaction


ABOUT


I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT 141016) based in Los Angeles. I have an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and received training in Narrative Therapy at Miracle Mile Community Practice. My experience also includes working with adolescents in both private and public school-based settings.
        Before becoming a therapist, I worked in various positions within the fashion and legal fields. I have a BA from Yale University, where I studied fine arts, and a JD from UCLA School of Law.



FAQs

(  ) Fees

My fee is $180 for both individual and multi-person sessions. A portion of my practice is dedicated to working with clients who need a sliding scale fee. We can discuss what would be a sustainable fee for you during our initial consultation call.


(  ) Frequency

Typically, I meet with clients weekly or biweekly. Less frequent meetings will depend on my availability. I work in an open-ended way but throughout our time together we will discuss how our work is going and end when you feel ready to end.


(  ) In-Person Sessions

Available in Pasadena on Wednesdays and Saturdays and in Larchmont Village on Thursdays.


(  ) Online Sessions

Available to any California resident via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.

CONTACT

Getting Started

Contact me to schedule an initial 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and determine whether we would be a good fit to work together.


Email

karen@karenmatherapy.com


Phone / Text

213.792.2911


Locations

450 South Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

627 North Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004