Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

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KAREN ELIZABETH COHEN, Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC

I believe deeply in therapy’s power to heal and transform lives. It is a profound privilege to join
clients on their journey. I care deeply about supporting your goals in therapy and truly enjoy the
deep bonds that develop.

I provide flexible, compassionate therapy that is tailored to each person’s needs and concerns. I
will help you to develop and recognize your strengths and resources, which will allow you to
move forward in your life with greater confidence. It is very important to me that in our work
together you feel known, understood and safe.


• Anxiety
• Depression
• Life transitions
• Trauma
• Relationship issues
• Self-esteem
• Parenting support and coaching

 • Overcoming the symptoms of depression and anxiety
• Healing past traumas and childhood wounds
• Increased confidence and personal direction
• Increased self confidence and personal empowerment

• Relationship healing and improvement

Psychotherapy: We talk through how past and present influences effect your decisions,
reactions and choices and work towards finding the most empowering approaches towards
solving current concerns.

Cognitive Based Theories: Using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), I work
with clients to examine their thoughts and feelings, helping them to re-structure their thought
processes through skill development, exercises and interactive techniques.

• Gottman Relationship Therapy: Using the evidenced based Gottman Method, I teach, coach
and work with couples to meet their relationship goals.


Dr. Kerns and Associates, 124 Harrison St., Barrington, IL, 60010
Direct number 847-987-3213

Office number: 847-381-7618


Blue Cross Blue Shield is accepted. Call the office to confirm.

I can provide a bill for you to submit to your insurance for out of network billing.


• Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health, National Louis University
• Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Northwestern University
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts
• Teaching Certificate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2-Day Certified Family Trauma Professional Intensive Training with Dr.Rhoton, October 2017,
12.5 CE hours

Complex Trauma and Shame: Somatic Interventions with Janina Fisher, Ph.D, September
2017, 12.5 CE hours

Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma with Janina Fisher, September 2017,
CE 6.25 hours

Working with Somatic Components to Overcome Trauma Related Fears of Feeling Good with
Janina Fisher, September 2017, September 2017, CE 1.5 Hours

Steps Toward Healing Traumatic Attachment & Borderline Personality with Janina Fisher,
September 2017, September 2017, 1.5 CE Hours

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients:Clinical Issues and
Treatment Strategies, October 2017, 6.25 CE Hours

The Neurophysiology of Trauma, Attachment, Self Regulation & Emotions: Clinical
Applications of the Polyvagal Theory Speaker(s): Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Professor, 6.25 CE

Neuroscience & Physiology of Trauma: Extended Interview with Stephen Porges PhD, 1 CE

Motivational Interviewing: Motivational Interviewing: The Language of Change with Dr.
Stephen Rollick, October 2017, 10.5 CE Hours

EMDR I Training, EMDR Institute, March 2017, 20 CE Hours

Working with Challenging High-Risk Adolescents: An Individualized Family Therapy Approach,
Chicago Behavioral Hospital presented by Matthew Selekman, January 2017, 6 CE hours

DBT Validation Principles and Strategies, The Linehan Institute, December 2016, 4 CE hours

Narrative Therapy:Possibilities for Moving from Problematic Stories to Preferred Ones,
presented by Jill Freedman, February 2017, 5.5 CE Hours

DBT Skills Training Course, The Linehan Institute, December 2016, 20 CE hours

DBT Chain Analysis, The Linehan Institute, December 2016, 8 CE hours

CBT for Depression:The Beck Approach, Beck Institute, September 2016, 16 CE hours

Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Wheaton College Graduate Psychology, August 2016, 6.5

CE hours

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different-CBT for Anxiety, Dr. Pat McGrath, Chicago Behavioral Hospital,

June 2016, 2 CE hours


Transforming Difficult Moments in Therapy, The Linehan Institute, April 2016, 10 CE hours

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, The Linehan Institute, March 2016, 7.5 CE


The What and How of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), March 2016,

6 CE hours

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, The Linehan Institute, March 2016, 7.5 CE


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy:2-Day Intensive, February 2016, 12.5 CE hours

Managing the Memories:How to Help Veterans with PTSD, Chicago Behavioral Health

Hospital, September 2016, 2 CE hours

DBT Conference:Practice-Based Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy with DBTNCAA,

December 2015, 25 CE hours

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents, December 2015, 6.25 CE hours

Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, September 2015, 28 CE hours

CBT: 3-Day Intensive, Feb. 2015, 19 CE hours

Rainbow Grief and Loss Group Leader Certification, February 2015, 5 CE hours

Level III Gottman Method Couples Therapy, June 2015, 20 CE hours

Level II Gottman Method Couples Therapy, October 2014, 21 CE hours

Level I Gottman Method Couples Therapy, August 2014, 12 CE hours

Karen Cohen Reaches

Barrington IL