I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with decades of experience helping people heal and grow.
I've worked as a medical assistant, domestic violence advocate, foster care social worker, Kindergarten-12th grade counselor, and private practice therapist.
I am a neurodivergent, LGBTQ+ writer, blogger, gardener, dog mom, cook, handywoman, and adventurer.
I deeply enjoy hearing people's individual stories and serving as a support, optimist, and guide through this life journey.
Some areas of special interest and focus include AD/HD, OCD, Parenting, LGBTQ+ Issues, Blended Families, Adolescence and school issues, Adoption, Trauma Recovery, Pathfinding and Existential Questioning
Golden Rule Service
I respond to messages promptly, minimize paperwork, honor your time, eliminate bureaucracy, and offer various options to make therapy as effective and affordable as possible. I specialize in healing the pain of:
I work with a company called Advekit that handles insurance billing for you! Your out-of-network insurance rate might be lower than my private fees, so you could save money by checking with them: https://www.advekit.com/therapists/karen-kochenburg
Sessions are typically 50 minutes although other arrangements can be made. I am fully vaccinated and able to provide in-person or virtual sessions. I have a home office near the intersection of highways 280 and 87 in San Jose.
For private pay clients:
Individual session — $100-$125
Couple/Small group — $150-$200
Clinical Supervision — $70-$90
Fees may be adjusted in certain circumstances. Evening and Saturday appointments available.
Unlimited client emails, one 50-minute live session per week, no cancellation policy—billed monthly: $90/week for individuals, $140/week for couples.
some kind words From Karen's clients...