Karen C Bess, MA, LMFT, CYT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Louisville
My ultimate goal as a therapist is to teach, model and practice radical self care; my clients are couples, individuals and families ready to reach for new energy, insight and peace--in the midst of seemingly insurmountable stress. I have lifelong experience in supporting and uplifting loved ones living with cancer, chronic stress, substance abuse, trauma and end of life transitions. I welcome you most warmly regardless of ethnic, racial, cultural or sexual identity.
My experiential approach actively harnesses mind, body and spirit in the healing of inner and outer conflicts. As a pastoral counselor, certified yoga teacher, longtime student of meditation and martial arts, I have broad knowledge and deep respect for multiple faith traditions, the Twelve Step community, those "spiritual not religious" or of no defined faith.
I also co-facilitate Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs with psychologist John Shealy at The Passionist Earth and Spirit Center in Louisville. This is a powerful healing experience in an intimate group setting--check it out at: www.BeMindful.org/retreat.htm.
Call or Email Karen C Bess for a free phone consultation now - (502) 265-3950

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: 164696 Kentucky

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Association of MFT/130672
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Degree: Conway School Landscape Design/Master of Arts Degree
  • Year graduated: 1990

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction

Issues

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Couples Counseling
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Pre-Marital Assessment
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017
Karen C Bess, MA, LMFT, CYT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Louisville

Karen C Bess

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CYT