Karen Goldsum was born and raised in Austin, TX. She earned her master’s counseling degree in individual and marriage/family therapy from the Texas State.
Growth can only happen when we feel safe. She strives to create a judgement free, environment that prioritizes curiosity and openness. She firmly believes that you as the client are the expert on your own life. She’s simply here to help you in making new connections, deconstructing shame, and casting off roles that no longer fit. Additionally, she believes that systems of oppression are deeply woven into the fabric of American culture. Recognizing the harm people with marginalized identities experience is a necessary for healing.
She is now accepting both in-person and telehealth appointments for individual, couples and family counseling. Karen’s area of focus are religious trauma, developing coping skills, creating boundaries, grief & shame, self-worth, managing anxiety/depression, unpacking trauma, self-care, and creating joyous lives. Karen is trained in the modalities of IFS, Rogerian and Gottman.
When not at work you can find her hiking with her dogs, playing board games, digging for dinosaurs, reading, analyzing movies, and making art.