MA, Mental Health Provider
Anoka and Osseo office
Karissa works under the license and supervision of Amber Fuller, LMFT
The storms of life can feel overwhelming and sometimes it's hard to stand on our two feet. Fear and anxiety about the future, past pain, trauma, and broken relationships threaten to steal our joy and peace. I believe life is hard and messy sometimes, but also a journey and a process worth enjoying.
As a counselor, I love walking alongside individuals and couples as they overcome life's challenges, calm anxiety, and bring joy and meaning back to their lives and relationships. I encourage self-discovery and help my clients uncover the resources and the empowerment they have within themselves.
I have a passion for helping women struggling with anxiety, depression, stress/overwhelm, relational issues, life transitions, career challenges, spiritual health, motherhood, self-esteem and body image, weight-loss, nutrition, overall wellness, and health. I also enjoy helping couples bridge the gap between conflict and intimate connection.
I am currently working toward full licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I draw from a variety of theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe in a holistic approach that incorporates spiritual, mental, relational, emotional, and physical health. I also welcome the opportunity to integrate faith into the therapeutic process.
In my free time, I love spending time with my two children and husband. I enjoy adventurous activities, fitness, boxing, nutrition, baking, hiking, kayaking, traveling, reading a good book by the pool, cozy bonfires & hosting game nights with family and friends.
Education and Certification:
- BS in Psychology with an Emphasis of Marriage & Family Counseling, University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN
- MA in Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy: Marriage and Family Therapy, Adler Graduate School - Minnetonka, MN
- Certified Life Coach, ICF Accredited Coaching Program
- Certified Trim Healthy Mama Health Coach