N. Karen Thames, PsyD - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center
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Teletherapy / Telehealth
Aetna
BCBS PPO / Blue Choice
Cigna/Evernorth PPO
Medicare
Optum/UHC/UBH

N. Karen Thames, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Pronouns: she/her

Dr. Karen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, with a psychodynamic conceptualization of her clients, using different methods in therapy including insight-oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and feminist relational therapy. Dr. Karen has also had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She sees each client as an individual with unique needs that require a customized, unique, and client-centered approach.

Due to Dr. Karen’s experiences with chronic illness, she used her journey to make a difference in the world. She uses her nonprofit (Empowering People with Invisible Chronic Illness-The EPIC Foundation) to impact people living with invisible chronic illnesses. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, she also continues to conduct professional webinars, provide Clinical consultation to other clinicians, and conduct virtual teletherapy. Dr. Karen is the Chair for the DEI committee at The Juniper Center and has expertise in the area of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. As such, she conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of related topics to other practices and organizations. She has taught and trained individuals on issues of cultural diversity to promote growth in this area. Please contact the practice for diversity training at your organization.

Dr. Karen believes in looking at the whole person-mind, body, and soul. She sees clients from all backgrounds with a deep interest in multicultural psychology and diversity and inclusion. Dr. Karen is also available to provide faith based therapy to those who seek it. Dr. Karen is only doing virtual telehealth therapy appointments at this time.

“I want to take my skills along with my personal experiences and use them to make a difference in the world. I believe in empowering you to be the ‘captain of your ship’ when it comes to your own journey and the people you allow on your ‘crew’ to help you navigate this world. I am absolutely honored that you have chosen me to be a part of that journey. I will work diligently with you to thrive and grow in your own way and at your own pace. There is power in your story and there is power in your voice! We are EPIC together!”

I am a member of Psypact and can therefore see clients in the following states:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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