Karen L. Lackey, Intern
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Karen Lackey has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Substance Abuse Counseling and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has joined True Blue Behavioral Health as a student intern through December 31, 2021.
I believe that the counseling process should be a collaborative effort between people who come into the professional relationship with open minds and the desire to connect with one another on a human basis. As humans, we all experience adversity in a variety of ways both internally and externally, and sometimes these challenges can be difficult to cope with alone. As a mental health practitioner, I strive to provide the environment for each person to both strive for a better understanding of and learn to react more constructively to challenges in their lives.
I focus on an existential approach to counseling, using a variety of therapeutic techniques to help clients towards achieving the goals we set for treatment. During sessions, we will explore life and experience together, and work together in helping you cope with life’s challenges. As humans, we all share many characteristics, and all struggle to deal with some the experiences that life brings. With this thought, it is important to remember that you are not alone, that no one’s life is without difficulties, and that we all deserve the opportunity to feel listened to and to lead a fulfilling life.