Karen Kerschmann

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Clinical Supervision
Credentials: LCSW
Languages: English
Experience: 5 years
Telephone: 619-889-0662
Address: 402 West Broadway #400 San Diego, CA 92101

At the beginning of my work, I practiced what is called the ‘eclectic approach’, which uses different techniques depending on the client. Meanwhile, over the last 20 years I discovered cognitive therapy consistently resulted in more effective and long-lasting results. After specialized training under the Cognitive Therapy and Training Center, certified by Academy of Cognitive Therapy, did I consider myself to be a true cognitive behavioral therapist.

Clinical hypnosis, alongside CBT,  can  ‘amplify’ the desired shifts in thought and behavior. Although qualified cognitive behavioral therapists and hypnotherapists are available in San Diego, there were few clinicians who specialize in both. Therefore, I moved ahead to complete Michael Yapko’s intensive training in clinical hypnosis for mental health specialists. The results are gratifying, and I am so pleased that I can offer both modes of treatment.