Life happens...and not always as we hope or plan. Stress can stem from life transitions, grief/loss, interpersonal relationships to past trauma. We may struggle with depression or anxiety, or perhaps it's just a general sense of "unease" that is difficult to explain...things look fine on the outside, but just don't feel right on the inside. I work in partnership with my clients to help them find more ease with the process of being human. In an atmosphere that values curiosity over judgment, we will build upon current strengths while developing new pathways for healing and growth.
Together we will explore habitual thought patterns that influence feelings and behavior. Through the use of mindfulness-based practices, we will include the wisdom of the body as a source of information. We will also cultivate a relationship with our intuitive nature to help restore a greater sense of self-trust.
My practice is informed by many years of both personal exploration and professional training in cognitive-based and body-centered psychotherapy, expressive arts and mindfulness meditation. This background allows me to work from an integrative model of wellness that is inclusive of the "whole" person...body, mind and spirit.
Call or Email Karen L Barwick for a free phone consultation now - (302) 396-6341


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Wilmington University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: PC-0000459 Delaware


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Highmark Health Options
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Daring Way(tm) & Rising Strong (tm)/Certified Faciliator
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Karen L Barwick's Groups

Rising Strong (tm)

We will continue a global conversation about vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness, increasing our knowledge on emotion and how emotion is connected to behavior and thought. We will awaken our curiosity about emotions - awareness and the ability to articulate - and build our understanding of emotions. We will use the rising strong process at all levels in our life to increase wholeheartedness in living, loving, and leading. Required reading: Rising Strong by Dr. Brene' Brown

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Daring Way (tm)

The Daring Way(tm) is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

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  • Anxiety
  • Life Coaching
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015
Karen L Barwick, MS, LPCMH, Counselor in Rehoboth Beach

Karen L Barwick

Counselor, MS, LPCMH