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Family, Couple, Adult, Child, & Teen Therapy

  • Marriage Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor MO & KS
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MO & KS
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Karen K. Harrison is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Sex Therapist through American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She works with families, couples, children, teens, and individuals. Karen is on the Spiritual Counseling Staff of her church.

Since 1993, Karen has been in private practice at her present location. Also at this location, she completed a three year post-graduate training program in family systems therapy through Family Institute Associates.

Karen’s Qualifications

Graduating with an award for outstanding academic achievement from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), Karen has earned two graduate degrees in counseling, with emphases in marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling. She taught marriage and family graduate courses at UMKC for five years.

In the past she conducted home studies for adoption, performed evaluations for Jackson County Family Court, and provided in-home therapy for Social Services’ clients. Also, she has appeared on television, radio, and in the newspaper several times, spoken to a number of groups about a variety of issues, and published an article in a professional journal.

Karen is committed to empowering others to create open, honest, and loving relationships.


Counseling or Reiki?

People often ask me whether to chose to work with me through my counseling or Reiki practice. If you have emotional or mental issues and haven’t utilized counseling before or only in a limited way, it might be best for you to try counseling. If you have primarily physical issues or if you have had lots of counseling and still have unresolved issues, it might be best to try Reiki. Once you are a counseling or Reiki client, you cannot switch with me, due to ethical and liability issues associated with my counseling profession.

Can they be combined?
I can combine counseling and Reiki in a few ways. Because of the ethics and liability issues of my counseling profession, I do not give hands on Reiki for my counseling clients, however I can work very effectively with my hands over the body while the client is sitting in a chair. During a counseling session, I might use Reiki healing with a guided visualization to heal past issues. I can also use a special Reiki procedure to actually lift an issue out of the client’s body and then fill that area of the body with healing energy. I have used this procedure effectively with abuse issues, healing for past romantic relationships, healing for childhood issues, healing a recent rape, healing an eating disorder, and more. During a Reiki session, I sometimes utilize inner child work and spiritual healing (working with angels, Jesus, Mother Mary, or Buddha) to help with trauma release work. These traumas can be anything in life for which you do not feel resolved.

Can I just have counseling without Reiki?
Of course! I give you the option of what you want to do. This is your healing journey and you are in charge! I have many ways to help people and have been trained in over 8 different counseling modalities. I have recently been utilizing some Reiki procedures in my counseling practice because I have found they often work more quickly and easily than just counseling alone.