What to Expect
Your first visit to the Marriage Counseling Center will give us a chance to get to know more about you and your specific needs as a client. We will spend some time collecting general information for your records such as insurance and billing information for our files. This information can also be filled out on our online client forms prior to your office visit to help save you some time on the day of your appointment.
Kathleen J Karnoff, PhD., our Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) will then begin your session by introducing herself and allowing you to speak freely about yourself and your specific situation. This will assist her in evaluating a course of action for your future counseling sessions. If you are seeking couples or marriage counseling, we request that you both come to the first session to maintain an equal level of communication with Kathleen. We will ensure that all of your sessions will be private and confidential to ensure your safety and comfort.
Kathleen J Karnoff, PhD. has her Doctorate from the International University for Graduate Studies and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). Kathleen is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programmer (NLP), has certifications in hypnosis from the American Hypnosis Training Academy and is a Grief Recovery ® Specialist.
Kathleen is an energetic therapist who has an optimistic yet direct view of personal relationships. She understands that success in a client’s life is formed by examining core personal values and she works with those beliefs and emotions to form lasting unions for her clients. She ensures the highest level of client self-confidence by utilizing many techniques in her sessions.
A diverse professional profile with years of experience in private practice has given her the sensitivity to deal with a wide range of issues. Her expertise includes couples and family therapy, marriage counseling and grief/bereavement counseling. She has experience working with the elderly and the LGBT community and sees a wide range of clientele. Kathleen's greatest achivements are her clients.