About Me

Karen Arthur, MA, LPCA

Hello! I am a private counseling practicioner located in the residential area close to Wake Forest University.


I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration on Expressive Arts Therapy. I received my degree in 2014 from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. In addition, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) from the National Board of Certified Counselors and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) from the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. I have been involved with "the Helping Profession" since 2009.  


  I work to provide culturally competent, sensitive services to a variety of clients. In addition to serving those seeking to deepen their understanding of themselves and those with mood or anxiety disorders, I work with clients experiencing grief or loss, long-term medical conditions or chronic pain, and those recovering from trauma, including individuals who have experienced intimate partner violence or domestic violence. I work mostly with adults, but I have clients from the age of 13 - Elders.

 

I believe strongly that our natural tendency as humans is toward healing. Sometimes, we develop coping skills that work for a while and then lose their potency. Counseling can be a useful place to explore how we are making things work in our lives and how to improve things that aren’t working. I am a client-centered counselor and will encouage you to lead us. 


There are many ways to encourage healing. I utilize a mix of CBT, mindfulness counseling, reality therapy, and expressive arts therapy. A special note about expressive arts (ExA) – there is no experience or skill necessary, and it is designed for people with any form of arts experiences.


Counseling sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long. I work with a special sliding scale, designed based on two important questions. What do you believe counseling is worth for you? After answering that question, ask, “What can I afford to pay so I can come to counseling at least once every 2 weeks?” No insurance carriers are currently accepted. I take cash and credit/debit cards for payment.  


I believe people have a natural tendency to heal. Sometimes we need a little guidance, a person with an outside perspective to help us see that. Therapy can provide us with small pushes to realize our potential to become better, stronger versions of ourselves. With expressive arts therapy, we will use creative activities to explore different topics. I cannot emphasize enough that this does not require any experience or skill in art, just an eager heart.

Calling is often the hardest part. To see if counseling with me is right for you, give me a call for a free 30 minute consultation at 336-660-4900.