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Karen Pleshe(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Life Coaching - Couples counseling-Premarital counseling-Performance anxiety-

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Professional statement

Karen Pleshe is a licensed therapist and Life Coach. She has practiced therapy with clients for over 25 years specializing in trauma, behavioral change, and couple’s therapy. Karen is especially passionate about her new Coaching business in which she helps people heal blocks they have with money. Karen is passionate about helping individuals and couples get right with their relationship with money.

Clients who work with Karen struggle with avoidance, shame, blame and fighting with others about their finances, and clients who can’t seem to get on track to fix the underlying issue. Some of Karen's clients also struggle with confidence in themselves to charge the value for services they provide. Karen’s 25 years as a therapist and training with couples provide the expertise you need to change your life with money. Karen uses the latest in cutting-edge neuroscience (brainspotting), psychology of how money blocks are formed, and expertise from couple’s therapy.

Karen’s coaching methods will get you to the heart of your inability to manage money, you will feel confident about money, have a plan you can implement, and feel good about your future.

Karen’s coaching style is warm, directive, encouraging and geared to help you stay on track with your goals. Karen believes coaching can bring out the best in people and trusts in each client’s innate ability to heal and connect to their own truth and path.

Karen received her master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University. She has practiced as a private practice therapist for over 25 years and recently received her Coaching Certificate. Outside of her professional life Karen enjoys traveling, golfing, family time, decorating, biking, hiking, and outdoor adventures.

Message to clients

Clients who are looking for help with financial health already have an awareness that there is a direct correlation to being in a stressful financial situation and low emotional and mental health. Clients know this because most of them already experience anxiety, sleepless nights, worry, fear and shame around money. They also know they want change and to feel good about money, but are overwhelmed with where to begin.

Working with Karen provides clients with the methods they need to get past unhealthy beliefs, develop a positive mindset about money and to create new behaviors.

Instead of repeating generational patterns of scarcity or fear around money , you create new beliefs that create success and financial freedom.

Instead of unclear goals and anxiety about money you will feel confident and have a plan you can implement.

Instead of thinking I will never have enough," or, "I'm financially behind," you will believe every financial situation is fixable.

Clients who take responsibility for their money situation and participate in change find relief, freedom, joy, peace, and security with money, and themselves.

"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is one of the bravest things you'll ever do" Brene Brown from the the Gifts of Imperfection.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 39 years

self employed, Therapist /individual and family
self employed , Coaching

Grand Valley State University , MSW, 1985


Wisconsin: 6667-123 - Michigan: 6801046097




Life Coaching - My passion is to help you discover that you can make changes that create freedom and security with money. If you carry fear, anxiety, limiting beliefs and unhealthy behaviors that stifle your financial goals this is for you.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges around money and strengthening communication through use of Imago Dialogue. Addressing beliefs related to generational patterns around how you function with money.

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage, with the added bonus of preparing for how to start right with your finances in marriage.

Performance anxiety - Providing you with the tools and skills to get past the anxiety and avoidance of facing your money issues once and for all.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am accepting new therapy clients at this time on a limited basis. I am launching my new Coaching business and am thrilled to inform you that I have openings on Tues.'s,Thurs. and some Fridays.


Karen Pleshe 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:$175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$240 (85min)
  • Package/ 8 individual Coaching $1260 (50min)
  • Package/12 inidividual Coaching $1900 (50min)
  • Couples Pre-marital /6 sessions$1380 (85min)
  • Couples package /8 sessions $1800 (85min)
  • Couples Pre-Committement workshop$560 (360min)
  • Individual Coaching $85 (30min)

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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