Karen Keys


I help people with anxiety, lifestage changes, and other challenges in living to feel more at home in themselves and their lives.

Counselor in New York, NY

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Anxiety & stress can dominate our daily lives and rob us of joy and progress toward our goals. When every day seems full of things to avoid rather than look forward to, that's when therapy can help. I have also helped many people with substance use, chronic illness, relationships, and general problems in living. Therapy can be just the partnership you need to figure out what's going wrong and how to turn your life around.

My Background and Approach

I have extensive training in helping people calm themselves, relieve tension, and learn how to see themselves more accurately and humanely. I use specific evidence-based interventions such as minfulness-based stress management. These tools have helped many people identify where they learned harsh and negative views of themselves and how to cultivate beliefs that are more accurate, positive, and empowering. I am on my third career and have been around the block a couple of times. My life experiences include successes and failures & challenges with family' sometimes through losses, I have acquired life lessons along the way. My own therapist in my 20s turned things around for me, and it is a pleasure to be a part of people's journey and pay it forward.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My practice stands as an advocate and active ally against discrimination in all its terrible and destructive forms. I condemn violence and hatred, and express my loving commitment in support of all people, especially those who suffer due to systemic injustice and state-sponsored or interpersonal violence. My career demonstrates a full-throated support of feminism and Black Lives Matter. I embrace the life-long work of identifying and overturning internalized bigotry in myself and others, and I welcome all difficult conversations. My practice is committed to alleviating suffering and inequality. Until we celebrate the diverse glory of all human beings, our work continues.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $70 - 120/session


917-818-0885 Email Karen
19 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

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