Meet Karmen Fluker, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #129018
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." -Carl Rogers
I believe that obstacles in the journey of life are opportunities for learning and growth. In my work with clients, my goal is to help facilitate that process of self discovery and understanding in order to promote healing and change. Often times, many of the challenges we face can be relational, and it is through understanding and communication that we can begin to foster growth within our relationships. I hope to help guide that process so that our relationships may not only succeed, but thrive. Whether working with a couple or individual, I take a client centered approach through curiosity and solution-focused insight that is tailored to help each client safely and authentically explore their world, build resilience, and adapt to life’s challenges.
The most important quality in counseling is the relationship. Therapy is a collaborative experience where I join each client in a genuine way to help overcome personal challenges, gain clarity and understanding, and illuminate solutions for growth. My goal for my clients is to empower them and provide tools and skills to help them thrive. I take an eclectic approach that promotes wellness for the client as a whole. I use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused, and mindfulness practice enveloped in a multicultural framework in my work with clients. I would be honored to be a part of your journey!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides counseling for individuals and couples in Fair Oaks, CA. I work with people of all walks of life, and I am so thrilled that you have found me! I graduated from University of California Davis with my B.A. degree in Psychology, and my Master's Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's College. I have worked with a multitude of unique individuals both inside the counseling room and out, and have found that I have a passion for learning about and helping people.
In addition to working with individuals, and couples, I also have experience in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders and couples and individuals experiencing infertility. I really love the work I do, and aim to help clients to heal from their traumas, build self-compassion, and identify and break through barriers that are keeping them feeling stuck.
I have completed Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 and 2, and have also completed the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Certificate Course: Basic Infertility Part I, Treatment Interventions Part II, and Third Party Reproduction, Special Populations, and Genetics.
It can help with
Counseling for Individuals and Couples to Help With
Loss and Grief
Loss of Meaning in Life
Walk and Talk Therapy
In my practice, I strive to attend to the client as a whole, and find the pathway toward optimal health through the mind-body connection. Walk and Talk therapy is a unique form of counseling that incorporates movement and nature into the counseling. This form of therapy is ideal for individuals who are looking to include physical fitness and mental health into their overall wellness. My office is a brief walk to the American River which offers an abundance of trails and nature.
All clients have a choice of in office counseling or walk and talk therapy.