Karen D. Sacks

Karen D. Sacks

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Illinois, Florida Accepting Online
Updated April 7, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Divorce & separation
  • Chronic pain
  • Parent Coordinator
  • Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Collaborative Family Law Facilitator
  • Communication Specialist/Public Speaker

Professional statement

Karen D. Sacks has always been passionate about helping people. For over 30 years, she has counseled individuals, couples and groups during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Karen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Parenting Coordinator. Specializing in children of divorce, Karen has effectively helped many families with issues involving communication problems, divorce and parenting.

Karen’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Long Island University as well as post-graduate work at Florida Atlantic University. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and is affiliated with many organizations including South Palm Beach County Bar Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), Collaborative Law Team, Illinois Counseling Association (ICA), Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County (MHA), Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FLMHCA), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Florida Association of Collaborative Professionals (FACP), and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

Karen is consistently discovering new ways to extend her expertise and compassion into the community. As a communicator and relationship expert, she often focuses on topics such as chronic pain, parenting, family issues, and peaceful collaborative options to divorce. She served on the Board of Directors for P.A.N.D.O.R.A. (Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders Organization for Research and Advocacy). She is a past board member of the Public Policy Committee serving individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), Gulf War syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and other related illnesses.

Message to clients

As a therapist for over 30 years Karen watched people go through many different situations and noticed communication is the key issue, regardless of the type of relationship.

As a therapist, Karen witnessed not only the financial and emotional stress imposed on families going through divorce but also the pain inflicted on the kids involved. Karen is committed to helping people maximize control over their family’s outcome by staying out of the court system. For those experiencing difficulty in other areas of life’s challenges and transitions, whether they be physical or emotional pain, Karen offers a highly specialized network of professionals and resources.

Karen D. Sacks, M.S., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C. is devoted to the families she has the opportunity to work with. Because of her unwavering commitment to helping families deal with conflict, whether it be children, teens, adults, or elders, Karen developed her “Tools for Life” approach to effectively manage life’s issues. Email Karen today to discuss your concerns.


Divorce & separation - Karen understands how overwhelming the transition to managing your life independently can be following a divorce. The legal process of divorce does not address the emotional, practical and social transitions necessary to move forward, but at CRS we provide divorce facilitation to assist you in finding clarity for this new chapter of your life.

Chronic pain - Karen D. Sacks M.S., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C., is one of the leading chronic pain specialists in the area. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1989 and living with chronic migraines, Karen intimately understands how to address specific challenges that come with living your life with a chronic pain condition. She understands firsthand that living with pain takes support, planning and resolve. Karen believes you can control the pain and not let it control you! That is why she created Tools for Life.

Parent Coordinator - A Parenting Coordinator is an impartial party, usually designated by a court appointment or attorney stipulation. Your Parenting Coordinator understands the developmental needs of your children and can help you create a Parenting Plan that is best for them. And if you already have a Parenting Plan, then our Coordinators are skilled in helping you implement and manage it.

Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator - Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Collaborative Family Law Facilitator - Collaborative Practice, also referred to as Collaborative Law or Collaborative Divorce, is a cost-efficient and problem solving alternative to long costly litigation using a Collaborative Team with access to a wide network of experts. This team works together to reach a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties and the children during the process of divorce.

Communication Specialist/Public Speaker - People often confuse communication for talking or making conversation, and this can be a major root cause of why we are unsuccessful in communicating to our partners, parents, and children. What do you need? Our professionals will help you grow individually, help partners grow together, or simply give you the tools to reach across the divide and heal. With guidance in better communication, relationships as a natural consequence improve.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Karen Sacks 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: $225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $180 - $225
  • Initial session: $335 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $335 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $335 (90min)
  • Initial couples session: $500 (120min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Illinois)
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 9am - 7pm (by appointment)
  • Wed 9am - 7pm (by appointment)
  • Thu 9am - 7pm (by appointment)
  • Fri 9am - 11am (by appointment)
  • Sat By appointment only
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Florida)
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 10am - 8pm (by appointment)
  • Wed 10am - 8pm (by appointment)
  • Thu 10am - 8pm (by appointment)
  • Fri 10am - 12pm (by appointment)
  • Sat By appointment only
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 40 years

Center For Counseling and Rational Solutions, Founder & Director, 2006 - Present

Long Island University - CU Post, Masters, 1983


Florida: MH8595

Illinois: 180001969