karen heapsMACC, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Karen is originally from the Northeast but has called Greenville home for over 20 years. She is married and is proud to be the parent of two grown children, one son-in-law, two step-children, and two grandchildren. 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 and 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 about 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: Accelerated Resolution, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Emotionally Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic and Solution Focused Therapies. Without a doubt, Karen believes that growth, change, and hope are always possible with the appropriate support.
Karen works with Adolescents, Teenagers, Adults, Couples and Families in the care and treatment of: ADHD, Aging, Anxiety Disorders, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Divorce Care, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Navigating Chronic Pain and Illness, Pre-Marital/Marital Care, Parenting, Self-Esteem, and Trauma.
Karen enjoys teaching as well as leading discussion and process groups on topics that include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic Pain and Illness
- Conflict Resolution
- Screen Time/Social Media and your Family
- Life Transitions
- The Reality and Hope for Those Impacted by Mental Illness.
Licensed Professional Counselor, South Carolina # 5803
Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC)
Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Counselor #1698 (BC-TMH)
Certified Accelerated Resolution (ART) Therapist
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University of Delaware
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
American Counseling Association
American Association of Christian Counselors
American Psychological Association
International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapists
National Board of Certified Counselors