Karen Harasymiw, LMSW
- Adoption / Foster
- Anger Management
- Art Therapy
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child Behavior Problems
- Chronic Illness / Pain
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- DBT-Informed Therapy
- Divorce Adjustment
- Domestic Abuse / Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Family Therapy
- Grief / Loss
- Identity Issues
- LGBTQIA+ Issues
- Men's Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Play Therapy
- Pregnancy / Postpartum
- PTSD / Trauma
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Assault / Abuse
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT)
- Suicidal Ideation
- Systems Theory
- Women's Issues
Education & credentials
- Master of Social Work, University of Windsor
- Licensed Master of Social Work, State of Michigan
- Registered Social Worker, Ontario
My philosophy as a therapist begins and starts with you, the client. No matter what brings you into my office, I believe in providing care that starts where you are and guides you to where you want to be. Building a trusting relationship and creating a safe space to ensure you feel heard, supported, and validated is my goal. Your story, experiences, and emotions are valued and respected with compassion and no judgement. Everyone is unique, and it is my greatest pleasure to work with clients in such a meaningful way.
As a counselor I pride myself on providing the best care to all clients. My services are customized for each client to ensure that they obtain the most out of the therapeutic process. Therapy should be many things; and I believe fun can be one of them! Engaging clients and making them feel safe, especially kids, is critical. By offering dynamic services that include play and art therapy, kids and families not only grow and learn from therapy, but feel valued and a sense of belonging.
I am honored to have clients trust me with their life story. It is my privilege to walk with you along this journey.
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Baking – I love feeding my family and friends and fuelling my sweet tooth.
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Art – I love exploring my inner Bob Ross
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Lord of the Rings Trilogy