Karen Flessner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah

Karen Flessner, LCSW

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At Bright Hope Christian Counseling Center (BHCCC), we aim to combine and use Biblical principles with evidence-based theoretical approaches and psycho-educational tools to serve Utah residents by helping, comforting, equipping, strengthening, and restoring individuals and families to their desired functioning level and lifestyle.

We believe that God is our ultimate healer and restorer of broken hearts and lives. God has the message of joy and freedom to help us restart our life and relationships that have brought us down and devastated us for generations.

Per our individual client’s wish and desire, together we would seek to partner with God in the client’s personal healing journey.

Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from Western Michigan University (1997) and the Master of Social Work (MSW) from Utah State University (2014). Since 1996, she worked with at-risk children and adolescents at residential home treatment centers in Michigan and Idaho. In Utah, she was employed at the Social Program at Utah State University from 2008 to 2017. Within nine years, she was rapidly promoted from being a Staff Assistant to teaching BSW-level practicum courses and supervising interns.

Since 2016, as a clinical Social Worker in Utah, her specialty includes Christian Counseling and providing trauma-informed psychotherapeutic services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual abuse, and working with individuals (adults, adolescents, and children), couples, and families struggling with issues including mental and/or family conflicts, grief, posttraumatic stress, personality disorders, depression, severe mood swings, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, separation anxiety, and oppositional defiance.

She recognizes the importance of appreciating a person’s biological, psychological, social, and spiritual strengths and struggles. Combining Christian faith, Biblical truth, and knowledge and experience with psychological techniques, she meets her individual clients where they are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Then, she and her clients will journey together to find what best fits them as they move towards new and healthy ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Her treatment approach is borrowed from a combination of different theories and modalities, including those that recognize the importance of tie person’s past experiences, family dynamics, and patterns of functioning. With God’s guidance, she carefully customizes the treatment to meet her client’s unique needs while valuing each one as a unique individual.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network
Select Health
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Utah State Univesity