Owner and Therapist
I am Karen Wolf, a licensed independent counselor in the state of Ohio, and I am happy you are here. I know it is not easy opening up to others, and I am honored by the opportunity to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental place to talk about your struggles. My approach is grounded in the firm belief that within every person has the ability to take control of their lives, relationships. and happiness. My job is to help you sort through your frustrations, pain, and emotions to find the strength that already exists inside of you. I am an integrative therapist that uses techniques based out of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-Regulation, Values Based, and Solution Focused Therapy. This basically means I believe in helping clients formulate goals that are driven by their life values, and I teach proven techniques clients implement between sessions to efficiently work toward achieving those goals. I started this practice because it is proven that therapy significantly helps improve the quality of life and talk therapy should be accessible to everyone at the time they need it most. Joining modern technology and mental health services is such an awesome way to serve others in the modern world.
I have been in the mental health profession since 1995. I started my career helping children and families struggling with violence, neglect, and substance abuse. I moved on to lead several programs for young adults struggling with behavioral and emotional issues and substance abuse. In 2005, as I started to raise a family of four children, I worked as a consultant for dental professionals to address work / life balance, career satisfaction, and relationship issues. I began to see a demand for services that were conducive to busy lifestyles and founded The Connected Owl to meet those needs.
When not helping others, I share my life with my husband, teenage son and 13-year- old triplets. We love to travel, play sports, ski at the modest but beloved Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Resort in Ohio, hike in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and enjoy the restaurants and music of Cleveland and Akron. My husband is a 17-year survivor of Lymphoma and as a way to give back to the medical and scientific team that saved his life, we also sponsor fundraisers for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. With any time left over, I enjoy a relaxing book, yoga, painting and listening to music.
Our lives are busy and never stop offering up challenges. We can’t always go it alone. My team and I are here, conveniently and comfortably, to help you discover your own strength and a more fulfilling life.