Karen Ihrig (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm Karen Ihrig, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice post-undergrad since 2008, and post-masters since 2012.

Clinical Social Worker in Tempe, AZ

  • Individual

About My Clients

Are you experiencing pain, loss, disconnection, shame or heartbreak? Is it challenging to be connected to yourself and others? Does the path toward what you most want for yourself feel out of reach? Do you feel isolated and alone in the complexity of what you are going through? At my private practice, Here With You Therapy, I offer therapy services for adults 18+ who are looking for depth-oriented healing. My clients set the pace for their therapy and connect to their agency during healing.

My Background and Approach

In the past 15 years that I've worked in the behavioral health field, I've offered therapy and intentional support to a vast diversity of adults, youth and families experiencing a multitude of emotions, symptoms, tragedy, losses and situational/relational challenges. Across my career in non-profit health, I have experience as a social worker in residential treatment centers, outpatient sites, emergency shelters, within in-home and school settings, and within art therapy studios. My approach to therapy has been eclectic to meet the unique needs of each person. I am queer identified and allied. Now as I build my private practice, I am focusing on my depth-oriented specializations of healing developmental trauma (CPTSD) and traumatic grief. I am certified as a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider through the MISS Foundation. And I offer developmental trauma therapy guided by the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). I finalized my NARM therapist certification on 07/07/23.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that every person has inherent, unconditional worth simply by being human. Worth is not something that you earn by doing, but that you already are just by being you. I believe that we are whole people, who have unhelpful patterns which began in our past. We have learned survival strategies that were adaptive and helpful in childhood, which now as adults, become roadblocks to what we want most for ourselves. From childhood, we have learned to shame, objectify and attack ourselves in order to survive and be connected with others. And now as adults, we have the power to choose how we relate to ourselves, our relationships and our life in new and different ways. Powerful healing happens by way of compassionate human connection. With consent, curiosity, connection and courage, healing and hope are possible. And when you take the brave step to begin therapy, you are not taking this step alone. As your therapist, I will be here with you, in this journey together.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150/session


623-304-9729 Email Karen
4500 South Lakeshore Drive Suite 415
Tempe, AZ 85282

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