She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Karmen Tuivai is a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in Provo, Utah. Many of Karmen’s clients come to see her when experiencing anxiety and/or hopelessness. Karmen is passionate about serving people who have experienced trauma, whether it is a severe traumatic experience, or something that your brain is not able to let go of. She has worked with perfectionism and people who struggle with self-love and acceptance. Karmen has advanced training in the area of OCD. She has extensive experience with grief, loss and people who struggle to find resiliency with their struggles.
Karmen is trained in EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. EMDR is a way to work through old memories of trauma that your brain seems stuck on. It allows you to process emotions and find relief from suffering. Acceptance Commitment Therapy is proven to help with OCD and intrusive thoughts that cause anxiety. In session, Karmen focuses what you are experiencing and methods for you to reduce the stress and discomfort you may be feeling. This approach allows clients to find hope and courage to go through the things that are most difficult for them.
Karmen's style is warm, non-judgemental and validating. When clients first start therapy, will establish a strong relationship and comfortable environment where they feel safe and heard.
Karmen received their MSW from Brigham Young University-Provo. She has recently worked at the Utah State Hospital with clients who were experiencing trauma and PTSD. Outside of private practice, she loves hiking and being in nature. She is learning to oil paint. She loves to travel and find new places to adventure. She loves to spend time with her husband and two labs, Gracie and Butter. Karmen is accepting clients online only.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 16 years
Utah State Hospital, Therapist- DBT Intensively trained, 2020 - 2022
Magnolia Tree Counseling, Private Practice, 2021 - 2022
MIndset Family Therapy- Provo, OCD Specialist, 2019 - 2021
LDS Family Services- Springville UT, Therapist, 2019 - 2020
LDS Family Services_ Vancouver Canada, Therapist, 2010 - 2019
BYU Provo, MSW, 2008