karen heapsMACC, LPC, NCC
Karen Is originally from the Northeast, but has called Greenville her “home” for the past 20 years. She is married and is proud to be the parent of 2 grown children, 2 step-children, one grandson, and various animal companions. Karen spends her spare time with family and friends walking, dining, boating, appreciating the arts or traveling. In quieter moments, Karen can be found gardening, knitting, reading, or practicing yoga or pilates.
style of therapy
Karen provides a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing the foundational connection between science, emotion, and spirituality. She offers an unconditional, non-anxious presence within a relaxed environment. Karen is passionate and committed to supporting her clients in their unique journey to experience fulfillment and achieve their goals. She uses several different theoretical models to help meet her client’s needs which may include: Psychodynamic, Narrative, Emotionally Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapies. Without a doubt, Karen believes that growth, change, and hope are always possible with the appropriate support.
Who do I work with?
Adolescents, Teenagers, and Adults
What are my areas of expertise?
Anxiety Disorders, Aging, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Life Transitions, Pre- Marital/Marital Care, Communication, Parenting, Divorce Care, ADHD and Self-Esteem
Karen enjoys teaching as well as leading discussion and process groups on topics that include, but that are not limited to: ADHD, Aging, Anxiety, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Grief, Leadership, Parenting, Screen Time/Social Media and your Family, Life Transitions, and the reality and hope for those impacted by Mental Illness.
Licensed Professional Counselor, SC # 5803
Nationally Board Certified Counselor
Certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator for Engaged and Married Couples
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University of Delaware
American Counseling Association
American Association of Christian Counselors
National Board of Certified Counselors