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About Me

My name is Karen Baum and I am a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio and Michigan. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Community Counseling. Although I have much experience in assisting clients with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and more, I specialize in anxiety and relationship issues. This may include sexual issues, the best way to "fight," communication, infidelity, open relationships, polyamory, and LGBTQIA issues.

My counseling style is warm and supportive. I will challenge you on your counseling path but with empathy, sensitivity, and compassion. We will be partners in deciding the direction of your treatment. I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my sessions. I believe our thoughts often direct our feelings and behaviors. This does not mean other aspects are not very important and need to be addressed.

I am glad you have taken this step to improve your present and future. Let your past be an opportunity to see what you do and do not want in your future.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6401016653 (Expires: 2022-05-31)

LPCC #E0800446 (Expires: 2023-03-01)


Written by R.O. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Karen has been immensely helpful in helping us to better understand one another and to reconnect as a couple.

Written by J.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Very engaged in discussions. Offers insight and tries to find deeper reasons/causes of behaviors. Friendly and supportive.

Written by A.L. on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We both enjoy Karen’s counsel and personal touch. She’s not prescriptive in her approach she truly listens and responds well to cues and probes. Issues accordingly. We’ve already recommended her to someone who will be seeking Karen’s services as well

Written by J.O. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is an excellent counselor.