Last edited 08/30/2023

Laurie Karzen LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Laurie Karzen Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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What does a first session with you look like?

Our first session is about getting to know each other, an overview of what brings you to therapy, and some goals you want to meet. Those goals are the roadmap for our work together, and each session is a conversation about you and where you're at in the moment, including what is working for you and what isn't. Over time we will peel away layers to uncover the essential reasons for the pain in your heart, a re-consideration of deeply held beliefs and behaviors that do not serve you, and suggestions for moving through and past those limits so you learn to live a life you love. My role is to listen carefully and compassionately, to help you connect dots and illuminate patterns, to offer strategies for healing, and to ALWAYS be your cheerleader while still offering accountability for growth.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Having done this work for a very long time, I have learned that clients brings a unique constellation of thoughts and feelings, capacities, mindsets, and behaviors to the therapeutic process. As such, I use a diverse set of tools for working with clients that honor your individual strengths and needs. I believe it's essential to uncover the root causes for a client's hurting, and a psychodynamic approach is helpful for that. Additionally, I often use solution-focused scaling and positive view of the future, journaling and examination of thinking errors associated with CBT, as well as mindfulness and relaxation techniques, to name a few. As an interfaith spiritual director, I may also invite spirituality into the conversation for clients who identify faith as a source of strength.



Family issues

Women's issues


General Expertise


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Spirituality & religion based issues


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 61784


Howard University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Laurie Karzen, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Laurie Karzen, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Laurie Karzen accepting new clients?

No, Laurie Karzen is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Laurie Karzen accept insurance?

No, Laurie Karzen does not accept insurance.

Does Laurie Karzen offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Laurie Karzen for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Laurie Karzen offer online therapy?

Yes, Laurie Karzen offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Laurie Karzen?

Laurie Karzen typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Laurie Karzen speak?

Laurie Karzen conducts therapy sessions in English.

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