Karen Schaaf
Psychiatric Provider

Karen Schaaf

I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. I use a therapeutic response to the treatment of mental health as well as treating the individual holistically. I am passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health to children, adolescents, and adults. Things that I possess are strong clinical skills enhanced by a natural ability to build rapport with patients and their families. I believe in following evidenced-based guidelines, blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. Being a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner my role is multifaceted which includes educator, mental health advocate, therapist, and scientist.

Treatment Modalities Offered


Psychoanalytical therapy delves into the unconscious mind to explore deep-seated thoughts and behaviors. Rooted in Freudian principles, this modality aims to bring unconscious elements to conscious awareness, facilitating personal insight and growth.

Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Psychological Testing and Evaluation involve the use of standardized assessments to gain a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s mental health. These assessments help in diagnosing conditions, planning treatment, and guiding therapeutic interventions.


Coaching focuses on personal and professional development, helping individuals set and achieve specific goals. It is a collaborative process where the coach provides guidance, support, and accountability to promote positive changes in various aspects of life.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a widely used modality that addresses the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors, promoting healthier coping mechanisms.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered approach that explores and enhances an individual’s intrinsic motivation to change. It is particularly effective in addressing issues related to substance abuse, health behaviors, and ambivalence toward change.

Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy combines elements of mindfulness meditation with CBT techniques. It is effective in preventing the recurrence of depression by enhancing awareness of thoughts and emotions.

Solution-Based Brief (SFBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is goal-oriented and focuses on solutions rather than problems. It helps clients envision a positive future and identifies steps to achieve their desired outcomes in a brief and practical manner.

Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling integrates psychological principles with Christian faith. It provides a supportive environment where individuals can explore mental health concerns within the framework of their religious beliefs, seeking guidance and healing.

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