Karen Dusenbury is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Connecticut. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Karen comes to Shoreline Wellness Center with a broad background in individual, couples and group counseling, having worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including college counseling centers, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Currently, she works with adults seeking help for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, marital/relationship conflicts, self-esteem and identity issues, family of origin concerns, and trauma.
Karen’s approach to therapy derives mainly from humanistic and insight-oriented theoretical frameworks, though she draws from cognitive behavioral approaches where appropriate with certain clients. Her style is both collaborative and interactive, helping clients to build on their strengths and resources while challenging them to recognize how past experiences and current behaviors contribute to their present struggles. Most importantly, with all clients she believes it is the strength and safety of the therapeutic relationship that, in the end, fosters growth, healing, and change.