Karen Kline, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Karen  Kline
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Karen Kline

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Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling National Certified Counselor, NCC
Texas Accepting Online
Updated October 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Karen Kline is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Austin, TX. Karen helps clients across a wide range of emotional, spiritual, and wellbeing issues. Many of her clients struggle with anxiety or depression after trauma, divorce, major life transitions, or loss. This leaves them emotionally overwhelmed and feeling stuck, confused, defeated or hopeless, or unable to find the motivation and energy to fully engage or enjoy daily life. She also works with clients who would like to navigate life’s challenges easier and have more meaningful and fulfilling relationships with themselves, their partners or their life.

Combined with in-depth life experience, Karen has extensive training, with credentials in trauma and pain management therapy, resiliency development, Experiential Psychotherapy, Coherence Therapy, and couples therapy. She offers clients with trauma histories Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which supports the brain’s processing and integration of the events or experiences to diminish mental health symptoms. She uses the Gottman Method and Relational Life Therapy when working with couples, therapy modalities that teaches couples how to communicate effectively and bond despite issues like infidelity or conflict. She takes an integrative approach, tailoring each session to the needs of the client(s) and combining many therapy modalities.

Karen earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the accredited program at the Seminary of the Southwest. Karen is passionate about providing an empathetic, compassionate space for clients to learn more about themselves and to shift their perspectives towards finding meaning and embracing life. She empowers clients to grow into their potential by accessing their own innate wisdom and gives them tools to boost resiliency to cope with the many struggles that accompany life.


Message to clients

Life and relationships are complicated!

If you are unhappy, tried everything you know to feel better but are discouraged because it’s not working the way you want or think it should, you are not alone and you are not broken or flawed.

I’ve been there too: wondering who I am meant to be in this world, how to create or find meaning when circumstances feel threatening, isolating and overwhelming. I have had deeply painful experiences, relational conflicts that encompass divorce, parenting challenges, blended family and family of origin in addition to workplace uncertainty, career burnout and health concerns.

The good news is that as a human you are fully experiencing life and discomfort is natural and an opportunity to grow toward wholeness. The reality is that growth can be painful, and often we are not given the support or taught the skills necessary to navigate interpersonal challenges. It does not mean you are inferior; it means this is just where you are for now.

A collaborative, therapeutic relationship can help. Growing into the fullness of who you are is an inside job, and you don’t have to do it alone. Together, we’ll discover how limiting beliefs, behaviors, emotions or thoughts have served you in the past, address and determine if they remain relevant based on your circumstances today, then develop new awareness and relational skills so as to transform suffering into healing so that you engage with and create the life experience you want.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Karen Kline is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $170 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Wed 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Thu 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9 am - 1 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Karen Kline Psychotherapy, PLLC, Founder, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2022 - Present
DEEP Center Counseling - Southwest, Licensed Professional Counselor, Associate, 2019 - 2022
Relationship Counseling Center of Austin, Staff Counselor, 2019 - 2022
Austin Center for Grief & Loss, Volunteer Group Co-Facilitator, 2011 - 2021
Capital Area Counseling, Pre-Graduate Intern, Mindfulness Group Co-Facilitator, 2018 - 2018

NBCC, National Certified Counselor, 2019
Seminary of the Southwest, MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1986


Licensure

Texas: 82441


Languages

English