17KMO Karen Oberhill, LPC, NCC, GCDF

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Global Career Development Facilitator

“Life is often a balancing act and can feel as if we are walking a tightrope to get to an unknown destination. I believe it is my privilege to help children and adults practice courage and resilience so they may find balance and enjoy their lives. I love getting to know my clients, illuminating their strengths, and setting realistic and positive goals. I view the therapeutic relationship as both creative and collaborative, and design sessions that meet individual and family needs. With a joyful heart and a research brain, I aspire to empower kids and adults to achieve better health and a balanced future.”

Special Interests

Children/adolescents, Play therapy, Parenting, Co-parenting, Blended families, Divorce, Grief and loss, Caretaker support, Anxiety, Depression, Women’s issues, Educational/school issues, Career decisions and planning, Communication/conflict resolution, College counseling, Diversity/inclusive counseling, Mindfulness/holistic counseling


• Therapist, Child & Family Psychological Services, 2017-Present
• Career Development Specialist, Western Michigan University, 2014-2017
• Career Counselor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 2007-2014


• M.A., Counselor Education, Western Michigan University
• B.A., Interpersonal Communication, Alma College