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 an affirming, respectful and engaging approach in my work using proven and research-based interventions to bring about change and growth.

Using solution-focused strategies and an integration of modalities that honors attachment theory, emotion theory (and affective neuroscience), empathic responsiveness and relational/experiential, body-focused strategies, I work hard to create a safe and affirming space to help you feel deeply listened to and understood. 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 am passionate about fostering new and healing experiences, working together with both individuals and couples 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.