Karen Conkey, LPCC-S

Karen Conkey is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, peer and family relationships, ADHD, and mood, adjustment and behavioral disorders.

Karen uses an eclectic approach that includes cognitive-based, strength-based and solution-focused therapy. She works to support and empower clients and guide families in raising the client’s level of functioning for greater success in school, at home, and in other important areas of their life. Karen believes every child is capable of making the changes needed to be their best and healthiest self.

Prior to joining Behavioral Wellness Group, Karen taught in an elementary school in Northeast Ohio and continues to work with children, adolescents and teens through a mental health agency, interacting with clients and their families in both school and home settings.

While teaching, Karen earned her Master of Education in Reading, and following her time in the classroom, she completed her Master of Education in School and Clinical Counseling at John Carroll University.

“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” - Abraham Maslow

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Contact

Position:
Adolescent & Family Therapist

Address:
8224 Mentor Ave. Suite 208
Mentor Ohio 44060

Email:
kconkey@behavioralwellnessgroup.com

Phone:
440.392.2222

Fax:
440.565.2349

Testimonials/Reviews

Testimonial Disclosure Statement: Testimonials herein are unsolicited, anonymous and are received after care has been received in an attempt to assure healthy therapy relationships and confidentiality.

"Hi Karen, Just a quick follow up note after your session …immediate viewpoint after the session was stunningly optimistic and hopeful. The purpose of this note is to simply express my sincere thanks. I am very grateful. Hopefully I will learn to be as effective as you getting to communicate. I cannot thank you enough."

"Hi Karen, This is really random but I was just thinking about our session last night and how I am so grateful that you’re my therapist. I genuinely appreciate our sessions and they have immensely helped me. Just wanted to share this with you!"

"Karen Conkey is doing a wonderful job with my Grandson, and I am very pleased, especially given the difficult situation he has at home. I have referred several people here to the Behavioral Wellness Group in general. Thanks"

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