She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Karen Seif is a seasoned therapist who brings maturity, humor, and life experience to her work. She offers affordable telecounseling for adults in PA, MA, and WI, with expertise in Young Adults, LGBTQIA+ Community, Adoption, and Parenting. She has worked in numerous settings throughout her career, including community mental health, adoption and foster care, inpatient adolescent psychiatry, and universities.
Her approach encompasses elements of relational, narrative and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She is a respectful listener, but also has an interactive style - providing feedback when requested, building a supportive therapeutic relationship, and developing a trusting space where conversation can lead to insights and change.
She is an adoptive parent of two multiracial children who are now young adults, and her experience of parenting informs her approach. She is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Karen Seif is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 26 years
Side by Side Counseling, Founder, Clinical Social Worker, 2020 - Present
Simmons University, MSW, 1995
Oberlin College, BA, 1989