“Living in grace, working with wisdom, transcending through humor.” Karen Fischer is a licensed professional counselor passionate about mental wellness. She serves people in outpatient settings, groups, mentorship and education. In helping people, her mode of operating is to look for the “what to do” over “why do I feel like this”. Karen’s passion surrounds marrying the grace and truth of the gospel with understanding psychological stewardship.
Karen joined Christian Family Solutions in 2019. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a Master’s of Science–Education in Clinical Counseling from Concordia University–Wisconsin. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D in Counselor Education & Supervision from Concordia University Irvine.
Clinically, she has worked with outpatient clients, and managed and counseled in Intensive Outpatient Programs primarily using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy to aid individuals. Karen also has particular experience in the young adult population having worked in college health.
In her current role, Karen assists CFS managers and supervisors to mentor new clinicians and provide excellence in fieldwork for interns. She writes, organizes and curates professional development opportunities to enhance staff growth and preparedness. She is grateful to be able to serve CFS providers, staff, clients and ministry partners in support of mental wellness from a Christian worldview. In addition to these opportunities, Karen feels privileged to serve as an adjunct professor of psychology with Wisconsin Lutheran College and to present workshops and psycho-educational programs nationally with many ministry partners.
Areas of Specialty & Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor
Works primarily with young adult and adult patients
Commonly Provided Services
- Behavioral disorders
- Mood disorders
- Personality disorders.
WELS— Good Shepherd Lutheran, West Bend, WI
Degrees & Credentials
Masters of Science Education – Clinical Counseling
Bachelors – Psychology
Places of study:
Concordia University, Mequon, WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
WELS / ELS Network of Christian Therapists
Dan Nommensen, Germantown, WI