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Karen Cowdrey, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18-21, 22-26, 27-40, 41-64, 65+

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Karen Cowdrey, LCSW

Karen Cowdrey treats patients between the ages of 18 and 70. Karen Cowdrey is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. She has over 20 years of experience in many individual, family and group psychotherapeutic approaches including redecision therapy, family systems based therapy, Gestalt therapy, assertiveness training, and other cognitive and behavioral methods.

Karen has extensive inpatient and partial hospitalization experience. She has worked with clients whose problems have spanned the gamut from very seriously impaired individuals to very highly functioning persons.

She uses a psychodynamic framework as well as brief therapy methods drawn from cognitive-behavioral and expressive therapies. Karen has been a senior psychotherapist with SBBH since 2002. When not practicing psychotherapy, she can often be found painting or singing in and conducting choral groups.

Karen earned her master’s in social work from Yeshiva University and practiced in New York City prior to relocating to California in 1992.

Treatment Areas

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management / Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating/Weight Concerns
  • Mood
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Stress/Worry


  • English


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