Karen Bester, LLMSW
- ADHD / Attention Difficulties
- Adoption / Foster
- Anger Management
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child Behavior Problems
- Chronic Illness / Pain
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Couples Therapy
- Divorce Adjustment
- Domestic Abuse / Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Family Therapy
- Grief / Loss
- Infant Mental Health
- LGBTQIA+ Issues
- Military Family Issues
- Personality Disorders
- Play Therapy
- Pregnancy / Postpartum
- Premarital Counseling
- PTSD / Trauma
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Assault / Abuse
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT)
- Suicidal Ideation
- Telehealth / Remote Therapy
- Women's Issues
Education & credentials
- Masters of Social Work, Wayne State University
- Limited Licensed Master of Social Work, State of Michigan
- Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
As a therapist, I offer a safe and supportive environment while building a therapeutic collaboration with my clients. Each person is unique, and I enjoy building a relationship that sets in motion their healing potential. The fact that you are considering therapy confirms that you believe that your situation can progress in a positive direction. Feelings of anxiety, depression, being stuck, uncomfortable, or lost can impact our lives and cause a lot of pain. I encourage you to be your authentic self as we, together, navigate these emotions and develop a strong sense of self and coping skills.
I provide a personalized approach to therapy, focusing on my clients’ strengths and utilizing solution focused techniques to acquire the tools needed to achieve a client’s specific goals. I feel honored to do this work, and I understand that it takes courage and faith to take the steps needed to work toward those goals.
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Taking a nap is my go-to for self-care. I also love painting rocks with my daughter!
What was your dream job in elementary school?
I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
I love watching Star Wars and Marvel movies with my family.
Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?
My favorite vacation is camping with my husband and kids. We love the west side of the state!