Karen Kranbuehl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) who works to spark hope and nurture well-being. Her focus is on adults who are experiencing anxiety, self-criticism, depression, burnout, interpersonal issues, and adjustment to significant changes, such as new parenting and grieving.
Karen works from a strengths-based perspective and has a deep respect for individuals who choose to engage in therapy. It is common to feel stuck or ambivalent even though we desire change. Karen uses warm collaboration and a stages of change framework to support clients in clarifying and moving closer to what matters most to them.
Drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-compassion, and mindfulness, Karen supports clients in growing their understanding of themselves, developing more flexible perspectives and responses, and practicing strategies that can improve their experience and engagement in life.
Life presents challenges but also opportunities for meaning and joy. Whether you are facing a new challenge or finding that a previous one has returned, Karen looks forward to joining with you in the important work of wellness.
Karen earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a former attorney, a parent of two teenagers, and loves reading, movies, snow, and spending time with family.