Karren Garrity, MSCP

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Karren Garrity, MSCP
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor, Karren has been a therapist in Kent, CT since 1998. She graduated with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Western Connecticut State University.In her private practice she offers services to individuals, families and couples. She also works with students attending local private high schools.Areas of competency are Individual Counseling Marriage Counseling Family Counseling Child Counseling Adolescent Counseling Group Counseling Parenting Skills Workshops Parent and Life Coaching Conflict Mediation Career Counseling Substance Abuse Counseling Peer Mediation Workshops Life Skills Workshops Values Clarification and Life Planning Mandated Counseling

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Karren Garrity's Care Philosophy

Life in our contemporary society is far more complicated and stressful than in previous generations. Our coping skills are continually being tested, it is important for us to learn new ways to handle life's changing demands and challenges.People and problems do not exist in a vacuum; home, school, work, and social environments, as well as cultural heritage, are important factors in how we feel and act. It is vital for us to acknowledge and understand these influences. Counseling is a process of exploring, clarifying and identifying what we require in order to feel better about our lives.We need to be able to understand and express our thoughts and emotions. Emotional literacy is a crucial step in the therapeutic process.We will work to sort out mixed feelings and make desired changes in behavior. We will strive to create goals that include life satisfaction and self-acceptance.

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Karren Garrity's Reviews

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4.5
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Karren Garrity Says:

Feedback is always appreciated.  Thank you for taking the time!

Karren Garrity's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
I've had lots of therapists, but none quite like her. She's down-to-earth, compassionate, warm, empathetic, and really just quite lovely.
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Karren Garrity says...

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor, Karren has been a therapist in Kent, CT since 1998. She graduated with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Western Connecticut State University.In her private practice she offers services to individuals, families and couples. She also works with students attending local private high schools.Areas of competency are

  •   Individual Counseling
  •   Marriage Counseling
  •   Family Counseling
  •   Child Counseling
  •   Adolescent Counseling
  •   Group Counseling
  •   Parenting Skills Workshops
  •   Parent and Life Coaching
  •   Conflict Mediation
  •   Career Counseling
  •   Substance Abuse Counseling
  •   Peer Mediation Workshops
  •   Life Skills Workshops
  •   Values Clarification and Life Planning
  •   Mandated Counseling

Karren Garrity's Care Philosophy

Life in our contemporary society is far more complicated and stressful than in previous generations. Our coping skills are continually being tested, it is important for us to learn new ways to handle life's changing demands and challenges.People and problems do not exist in a vacuum; home, school, work, and social environments, as well as cultural heritage, are important factors in how we feel and act. It is vital for us to acknowledge and understand these influences. Counseling is a process of exploring, clarifying and identifying what we require in order to feel better about our lives.We need to be able to understand and express our thoughts and emotions. Emotional literacy is a crucial step in the therapeutic process.We will work to sort out mixed feelings and make desired changes in behavior. We will strive to create goals that include life satisfaction and self-acceptance.

Karren Garrity says...

An educational approach emphasizing the life skills of communication, emotional awareness, and conflict negotiation is the basis for the therapeutic approach. Creatively blending techniques and procedures from several disciplines of counseling is often the best way to meet the needs of individual clients. Additionally, goal setting is important as goals provide us with a framework for motivation, education, and for evaluating progress.

Karren Garrity says...

Working with clients to help focus their awareness on strengths rather than weaknesses is key. Clients are encouraged to identify changes they want to make in their lives and create ways to maintain these changes.  Working with clients to help focus their awareness on strengths rather than weaknesses is key. Clients are encouraged to identify changes they want to make in their lives and create ways to maintain these changes.

Karren Garrity says...

Feedback is always appreciated.  Thank you for taking the time!

Karren Garrity's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Counseling
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Grief
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress

Education

  • Medical School
    N/A
  • Internship Hospital
    Danbury Youth Services

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    N/A
  • Fellowship Hospital
    N/A
  • Undergraduate School
    Sarah Lawrence College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Other Education
    Western Connecticut State University

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Women's Counseling

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management