Get to Know Me
Karen Richardson's 18 years of experience include work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, college & career counseling, Employee Assistance Programs, and emergency mental health services. She earned her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss") and has been licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia since 2003.
Karen draws from her undergraduate degree in art to apply creative art techniques in the therapy process as appropriate. Working from a systems theory perspective, her treatment of choice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) along with other research-supported, insight-oriented methods.
Karen’s special interests include personality type, spirituality, career development, and using visual art to foster mindfulness and resilience. She enjoys spending her days with colleagues at Awareness Counseling Center helping clients learn effective ways to manage the anxiety and depression that often accompany life transitions, relationships, and trauma experiences.
Karen lives in central Georgia with her educator husband, Star Wars fanatic son, a sweet Terrier mix, and one surly house cat.