Karen Jacobson, MA, LCPC, LMFT

Individual Couple and Family Therapist and Parent Coach

Karen helps clients reclaim their power by removing constraints and limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. Clients are able to honor and embrace all parts of themselves and begin creating the lives and relationships they truly desire. Karen has worked with children, couples and families for over 20 years to empower personal and relational growth, emotional wellness and joy. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and extensive training with couples and families from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She specializes in anxiety, loss, stress, parenting concerns, couple and family issues including separation, divorce, couple, and step-family issues.

In addition to private practice, Karen has over 10 years of experience as a school counselor helping children, pre-teens and teens develop skills, face challenges, own their voice and power and ultimately know, love and accept themselves. She has worked in both private and Chicago inner city schools and has expertise in challenging behavior, school difficulties, peer/friendship issues, bullying, self-esteem, teen pregnancy and school violence.

As a co-founder of Parenting Perspectives, Karen’s passion is working with parents by developing and teaching effective parenting strategies that enable them to enhance their connection with their children and create peaceful, loving homes. Karen helps families thrive. She has developed and presented over 25 different workshops to thousands of parents and teachers on a wide variety of issues. Her highly acclaimed course, Becoming a Conscious Parent: Tools and Principles for Parenting from Your Heart, based on their Ten Principles of Conscious Parenting, enhances parent’s self-awareness, broadens their parenting choices, strengthens the parent-child connection and fosters resilience, responsibility, and self-esteem in their children. Karen has been a keynote speaker on many topics including, Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Children in a Privileged World. She has been described as “compassionate and committed; Karen’s gentle, open nature allows her to really understand and connect with parents inspiring them to bring positive change to their families.” She has appeared on ABC-7’s Connect with Kids.

As a single parent, Karen brings hope and compassion for parents moving through the challenges of separation, divorce and transition. Karen joyfully parents her two teenage boys. Her practice is currently located in Chicago (Ravenswood and Old Town area)

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