Karen Krulevitch MFT - Psychotherapy
About the practice
Karen Leah Krulevitch, M.A., MFT - Psychotherapist Karen Leah Krulevitch, M.A. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been living in Santa Barbara County since 1972. She has been in the counseling field for over 30 years and has held California M.F.T. licensure since August 1980.Working out of her rustic cottage offices in an historic part of downtown Santa Barbara on charming Brinkerhoff Avenue, Karen specializes in the issues of healthy sexuality for women and heterosexual and same sex couples. She has many years' experience in helping Adults Molested as Children (A.M.A.C.), as well as the male and female partners of sexual abuse survivors.In her long career as a mental health professional, Karen has also helped her many clients address such issues as improving communication skills, gaining assertiveness, building self-esteem, and dealing with depression and anxiety, as well as coping with loss and the grieving process. Most recently, Karen has developed a special interest in guiding men and women with chronic illness, especially Rheumatoid Arthritis, to new ways of healing their physical and emotional pain.Karen's fee is $150 per therapeutic hour (and will accept sliding scale fee for clients in need). She currently accepts Blue Cross insurance, h.m.o and p.p.o. She is an excellent community resource for support/therapy groups, as well as individual psychotherapy and couples' counseling. While many of her clients think of her as their "feelings doctor" and return periodically for "emotional tune ups", she also offers short-term therapy as well.Karen's approach is warm and empathetic, yet gently confrontive or directive when needed. Her style is eclectic, having been trained in Gestalt therapy, Rogerian active listening, and client-centered techniques.Please call Karen Krulevitch for a brief (ten minutes) free-of-charge consultation, and to make an appointment. Some evening and Saturday sessions are available. CA license number M15404
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