Welcome!

Making the decision to begin therapy can be a difficult yet courageous decision. The pain, conflict, and emotional stressors that we may experience in our lives can often provide us with powerful opportunities to find and discover internal strength, resilience and to build closer, more connected relationships.

My approach to therapy is rooted in the strong belief that each of us has an inner capacity and ability to grow, heal and thrive. I provide a safe, caring and responsive approach in my work using proven and research-based interventions to bring about growth and change.

Using solution-focused, relational and experiential healing strategies that honor emotion theory and attachment theory, we work together in an affirming and compassionate space to help you feel deeply listened to, understood and to strengthen inner resources to work through painful and overwhelming life experiences and issues. My work with individuals is informed by a powerful and transformation-based model of therapy- AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), supporting individuals in leading more fulfilling and authentic lives that are not stubbornly ruled by the past, moving from surviving to thriving with self-compassion. My work with couples is informed by EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) which focuses on getting to the heart of relational conflict, moving couples from distress to connection in identifying negative patterns and underlying needs. I have also received advanced and intensive training in DBT (and practical, “life-worth living” resources and specific coping skills) and EMDR (to help address and relieve trauma).

I am passionate about fostering new and healing experiences, working together with adults, adolescents, couples and families on the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences. I can be reached by phone at (770) 296-4842 or e-mail at karen@karenalpharettatherapy.com. I will respond within 24-hours, Monday to Friday. I welcome and invite you to contact me, and would be honored to work with you.