About Karen

Karen has over 28 years in the helping profession.  She has worked with a variety of age groups and a wide range of life issues.  Karen has always been interested in what motivates human behavior and what motivates positive behavioral change.  She pursued her interest during her 24-year career in the United States Air Force.  She worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health Technician, and an Instructional Designer for Professional Military Education schools.

After military service, Karen became a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Specialist in School Psychology and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.    She has worked in private practice, partial hospital programs, foster care family homes, and in the public school system.  Currently, Karen provides counseling and personal development coaching services in her private practice and leadership coaching to Rice University students.

As a personal development coach, she partners with clients in a thought provoking and creative process to cast off limiting beliefs, develop specific skills, and create effective life strategies to reach personal goals.

As a leadership coach, she helps clients develop or sharpen their leadership skills.  Some of these skills involve communicating vision, developing talent, and creating a positive work environment.  She also works with leaders to improve organizational efficiency by creating systems, procedures, and efficient routines to accomplish business and organizational goals.

Karen sets goals and designs strategies that help her get what she wants.  She is a planner, organizer and executer of meaningful action plans!   She uses these same practices when working with others.

Education and Affiliations:

  • MA., Psychology, Houston Baptist University
  • MEd., Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma
  • BS., Social Psychology and Addiction Studies, Park University
  • International Certified Coach: International Coaching Community
  • International Coaching Federation: Houston Charter Chapter