Dr Karen Kay


For many people the most difficult step in beginning therapy is setting up the first session with someone you don’t know but are hopeful can help you.

For 30 years, I have helped people discover the sources of their unhappiness  which helps them go on to lead more expansive, joyful lives. People who come into therapy have made the best possible adaptation to their life circumstances at that time. Together, we work to uncover and change repetitive patterns and unconscious motivations that exist in the here-and-now in order to create a happier life.

If painful feelings are a part of your life, I can help you develop the resilience and strength to overcome them. I am especially skilled at helping people find their own voice and develop confidence in their perceptions, feelings, and opinions. Together, we will explore the psychological aspects of your situation and develop practical, concrete steps you can take to forge a more rewarding path.

In addition to my work with adults, I have extensive training and experience with children and their families, as well as expertise in helping parents with the challenges that come with the rewards of raising a child. I have experience in helping children whose parent is ill or has died. I also help parents working to understand and embrace their gay or lesbian child.

My practice has included working with people of various ages across the lifespan, from expectant parents, children, through elderly adults. My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and apathy
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss or grief
  • Mindfulness training
  • Child and family difficulties
  • Mindbody and psychophysiologic disorders
  • Gender issues/sexual orientation (Certified LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy Provider)

I encourage you to take the first step toward a happier life and I look forward to meeting with you.

Dr. Karen Kay