Karen Kerschmann, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego
If you're feeling stuck, having difficulty coping with transitions, or think you might have depression or anxiety, you can make changes that can help you take back your life, starting with our first session. Using cognitive behavioral therapy we can quickly identify unhelpful patterns and create a plan designed to achieve long lasting and effective results. In addition to traditional cognitive work, hypnotherapy can provide great benefit to many individuals looking for a change. Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive therapy, has proposed that the partnership of cognitive techniques with hypnosis is especially effective for long-term success.
Utilizing two main modalities of treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy and clinical hypnosis, I help clients realize significant change in their lives. Please feel free to contact me for a 15-minute consultation at no charge.
I receive ongoing instruction at the Cognitive Therapy and Training Center, which is certified through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). I have also completed Michael Yapko's advanced 100 hour training on clinical hypnosis and continue to receive direct supervision under Dr. Yapko.
Call or Email Karen Kerschmann for a free consultation now - (619) 382-2678


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: LCS22451 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • All PPO insurance is welcomed
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Karen Kerschmann's Groups

Online Clinical Supervision for ASWs, IMFs & PCCIs

Do you know that in California you can receive your intern supervision via videoconferencing? I offer Wednesday and Friday groups via VSee, a free HIPAA compliant platform. We are open to ASWs, IMFs and PCCIs throughout the State.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • MFT/LCSW Supervision
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • ASW/LCSW Supervision
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Supervision Services


  • Individuals
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017
Karen Kerschmann, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego

Karen Kerschmann

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW