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Meet Dr. Karen Watts, LPC, Ed.D.

Dr. Karen Watts, LPC, Ed.D.
Ravenswood Virtual

Dr. Karen is a Certified Light On Anxiety Treatment Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s in Community and Family Counseling and her Doctorate in Education in Counseling from Northern Illinois University. She has experience working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and has a commitment to person-centered therapy and experience in assisting clients with stress, all types of anxiety, OCD, ADHD, insomnia, picky eating, grief, depression, panic, phobias, PTSD, and career counseling as well as specialized training and clinical interest in helping clients obtain freedom from misophonia.

Dr. Karen believes in using a strengths-based, holistic approach to working with clients and seeks to promote wellness through building positive psychological resources that strengthen resilience and optimal functioning. She combines her knowledge and experience working with CBT, DBT, and ACT to provide support and guidance to her clients during difficult times in their lives. Dr. Karen considers self-care to be a vital part of her practice and is herself an avid gardener. In both soil and with her clients, she loves to plant seeds and watch them grow.

“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.”

– William Butler Yeats

Dr. Karen Watts was so amazing and we truly valued our sessions with her and learned new strategies that changed the way we parent and impacted the behavior of our children for the best.

— LOA Patient

Education:

Northern Illinois University

Doctorate of Education in Counseling

Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling, Concentration in Community and Family Counseling

Howard University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Clinical Interests:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Adolescent AnxietyAnger ManagementARFID & Picky EatingCareer Anxiety & CounselingChild AnxietyChronic Illness & Chronic PainComplex GriefContamination OCDDepressionDialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)Faith-Based CounselingGeneralized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)Harm OCDHealth AnxietyInsomnia & Sleep AnxietyLGBTQIA+ CommunityMind-Body TherapyMindfulnessMisophoniaMotivational InterviewingMulticultural CounselingObsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Panic DisorderParenting Stress & AnxietyPerfectionismPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Relationship OCDSchool Anxiety & RefusalSocial AnxietySpiritualityVomit Phobia (Emetophobia)Women's Health

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