Therapist in Goleta, California Karen Cowdrey, Therapist

License: LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-65+

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Goleta, California Karen Cowdrey, LCSW

Karen Cowdrey, LCSW

Karen Cowdrey is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. She has over 30 years of experience in many individual, family and group psychotherapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems 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 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 the practice since 2002. When not practicing psychotherapy, she can often be found painting.

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

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Karen Cowdrey. You can also call 562-431-8822 to have someone assist you.

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