Karen Michelson   

Mental Health Professionals

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined." Henry David Thoreau
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I work with my clients to identify their dreams for themselves and their relationships, and then develop a plan to fulfill those dreams and goals.
I work with individuals who are ready to make positive changes in their lives, to figure out what lights them up, what fills them with a sense of purpose and joy. It sounds kind of simple, if only life did not get in the way. Many people I work with are juggling a lot: work, marriages, parenting, aging parents, health issues,... I work with clients to develop pragmatic solutions to problems, and, at the same time, offering them support, empathy, and compassion. Because sometimes these things are too much to carry alone. And most importantly, we excavate, explore, and examine
the life you dream of living and figure out how to get there.
I also work with couples who are feeling disconnected in their relationship, who long for greater emotional and physical intimacy but just can't seem to figure out a way to get there. Using the approach of emotionally focused therapy, I help couples heal wounds and resentments, reduce conflict, develop strategies to improve communication, and strengthen their emotional bond. You and your partner will gain understanding of your underlying needs, hopes, fears, and dreams and develop the trust that enables you to share them with each other.
My style is warm and collaborative, with a little humor thrown in, because this is serious stuff, and sometimes we need to laugh. If you're ready to take the next step, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation, so we can explore if we are a good fit.


Boulder West
100 Arapahoe Lane
Suite 12
Boulder, CO 80302
12157 W. Cedar Drive
Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80228


  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Women's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Life Coaching
  • Anxiety
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions


  • Adults (18+)
  • Couples / Marriage
  • Families
  • Geriatric
  • Older People
  • Teenagers
  • Young Adults

Religious Orientation

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Islam
  • Jewish
  • Mormon
  • Other

Treatment Approaches

  • Family/Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Attachment Based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)


  • Asexual
  • Gay
  • Polyamorous
  • Straight


  • English

Services Offered

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Individual

Payment Methods

  • Visa
  • Checks
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Health Savings Account

Contact Us