Karen Lambert, LCSW
Karen is a licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults suffering from a variety of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, Complicated Trauma and Serious Mental Illness.
Karen offers an Eclectic Style of therapy, using multiple techniques from different therapy approaches in order to help clients with their needs. Some of the therapy approaches Karen specializes in include Sandtray Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Mindfulness (DBT) and Strength-Based/Solution Focused Therapy.
Karen believes that positive change can occur when individuals are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. She provides a compassionate, safe and supportive environment to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive. Her goal is to empower other’s to handle life’s obstacles that are inhibiting them from growth and success.
Karen received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and her Master’s of Social Work from University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She has experience working with the elderly and hospice patients, adults with serious mental illnesses at Little Rock Community Mental Health Center, school based mental health therapy for children and outpatient mental health therapy for adults and children. Karen also has extensive experience in crisis assessment, acute patient treatment and long-term residential treatment and counseling.
Karen enjoys working with BHSA and specifically has a passion for working with individuals suffering from complicated Trauma. Trauma can take on a life of its own and can prevent people from living their lives purpose. Being burdened with past experiences of trauma and worrying about the future also hinder one’s ability to live life to its fullest in the present moment. Karen offers a committed, non-judgmental relationship, combined with ethical evidence-based practice techniques. “The past has no power over the present moment.” –Eckhart Tolle