About me

Karen Plant has a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a Gottman Method Couple's counseling level 3 trained therapist at Life Line Counseling. Karen was clinically trained by Albert Ellis the founder of REBT and uses cognitive behavioral therapy in sessions with her clients.

As a retired first responder, Ms. Plant experienced danger, physical violence, trauma and has made life and death decisions. She helped other first responders deal with critical incidents, and the resulting depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and helplessness they experienced. She assisted them in developing psychological as well as lifestyle skills in coping with the sustained stress of their jobs.

Community Impact

Ms. Plant also worked several years with at-risk juveniles and did family counseling using a variety of therapeutic approaches.

Karen has completed level three of the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy training, Through Gottman, she is able to address your problems with research-based interventions and assessments. Through personalized therapy she will address problem areas in your relationship, Ms. Plant can help you improve verbal communication, increase affection, remove barriers to conflict resolution and management, and create a more successful, fulfilling, and loving relationship.

Learn to live a happier,

well-adjusted life.

Although trained in several proven counseling methods such as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, Ms. Plant uses flexible approaches to treatment. Each person has different problems, and Karen creates a treatment plan in a cooperative effort with her clients based on individual needs and goals.

Ms. Plant has experience with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, PTSD and personality disorders. She has dedicated her life to helping people, and she can help you learn to live a happier, more well-adjusted life with compassion, empathy, and understanding.

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"Our experience at lifeline has been amazing! Karen is the most kind and caring person not to mention insightful and has an amazing ability to understand so many different perspectives and help others arrive at amicable and actionable conclusions that dramatically improve their understanding of each other and the relationship goals they want to achieve."


"I have been going to Karen for around 6 months now and I’ve seen a complete change in myself. I am a lot happier and have a different perspective on my life. She has helped me in more ways than I can describe and I can’t begin to thank her enough. Going to Karen and Lifeline Counseling has definitely changed my life for the better. I finally can see a light at the end of the tunnel!"


"Karen is caring, incredibly insightful and perceptive! She has really helped us a lot and the tools she continues to give us have been life changing. We are so grateful for her!"


"Karen Plant is very knowledgeable and professional. If you feel like people do not care she will prove that wrong and spend her own time helping you. Highly recommend lifeline!"


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