Karen Kochenburg (she/her)

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Karen is a compassionate and skilled therapist focused on helping LGBTQ+, ADHD, and ND teens and adults transcend life’s challenges.

Clinical Social Worker in San Jose, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients tend to be working toward a place of acceptance—of themselves and others and life. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I love supporting individuals and couples working with their identities and creating a life that feels joyful and satisfying. I also work with neurodivergent teens and adults—especially those with ADHD brains—to discover their personal strengths and undo the damage caused by insufficient support and understanding. I am a feminist who supports women of all birthrites.

My Background and Approach

I've seen clients in private practice for over fourteen years so I hold a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a school counselor for twenty years, my experience with all forms of school issues, behavioral concerns, and families of all variety informs my practice deeply. All humans are affected by their families of origin and childhood experiences, so working with a therapist thoroughly knowledgable in the area of early development and trauma is helpful for clients of all ages. I believe in the power of mindfulness to help us engage with life and work through our challenges. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help my clients harness the power of their thoughts to soothe their emotions and pursue the life experience they desire. I also create a very safe and accepting environment for people to look deeply inside themselves and process the emotions that tend to build up over time. As we see and understand all the different parts of ourselves, we find our own answers.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a liberal white, transcultural, neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, cis woman with AuDHD diagnosed as an adult. I’ve had a multitude of varying personal experiences and usually deeply relate to my clients in one way or another. I believe in feminism, anti-racism, religious freedom, climate change, and covid.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 20 years of practice
  • Languages: Español
  • Rate: $155 - 180/session


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Willow St
Highway 87
San Jose, CA 95110

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