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Selected as "2017 South Haven Best Family Therapist" with over 55 five-star reviews,  I have over 30 years experience in helping people - a job about which I am passionate! It is a privilege for me to therapeutically help those with broken hearts and wounded spirits find inner peace and regain self-confidence. As my client, you will find healing and practical life solutions, resulting in profound changes for recovery and positive self-care.  What a joy to witness the holistic, integrative transformations which will result in you regaining control of your life and being HAPPY!

As a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, I specialize in individual, family, and marriage therapy. I am also a trained mediator, crisis debriefer (CISM) and Jungian dream analyst. We will work together as a team, using talk therapy, healing techniques and coping skills to help you reach your life’s fullest potential. In finding your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being through personal control, you will create a healthier, happier YOU.  This will affect all aspects of your life.

As the script-writer, director, and producer of your own life, you will set the agenda for each of our counseling sessions and the overall therapeutic goals of our work together. You already have the resources necessary to sort through the important issues and I will assist you in the process of  making your life be what you want. I am honored to serve as a trusted guide who will hold up a mirror to help you see yourself more clearly, ask pertinent questions, and help you on a journey to reach your fullest potential. We will work together to remove any obstacles to your highest well-being and happiness, along with developing your skills to be an autonomous individual. You will experience a release and reconnection with the parts within you which have been suppressed and repressed. If you do the work of therapy and change the internal narrative, your life will never be the same!

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
— Maya Angelou

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Karen Tolen
410 Erie Street
South Haven, MI 49090