Ms. Karen Forberg, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Certified EMDR Therapist & EMDRIA Approved Consultant. I sought EMDR training (2001) because of its effectiveness for PTSD; Anxiety Disorders; Trauma; Grief & Loss; & Self-Identity issues. I have a Private Practice in Naples, Florida. I treat Individual Adults & Therapists. I am also Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, which complements my treatment choices. EMDR Therapy is powerful for treating emotional, physical, and mental wounds. I use EMDR Therapy to help patients overcome losses and achieve personal goals, i.e., improved relationships, healthy lifestyle habits, greater self-esteem & more joyful living. With EMDR Therapy, I create a safe therapeutic environment where clients can recognize their strengths, heal from traumatic events and change self-sabotaging patterns. My goal in using EMDR Therapy is assisting clients to process life’s losses and traumas so they understand themselves & their reactions better. We can put an end to suffering and form new, healthy habits. I use EMDR Therapy to create safety and trust in my therapeutic relationships & I aim to strengthen my own skills at annual EMDR Conferences & Interpersonal Studies. New EMDR Research & Consultation training helps me refresh my Clinical knowledge, as well as expand, and update my professional skill set.

Education & Experience

BA Psychology, University of South Florida, 1995; MSW, Florida International University, 1998; EMDR Training completed 2002; Certified EMDR Therapist training completed 2006; Certified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, 2113, SEFIPP. EMDRIA Approved Consultant 2021

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Sliding Scale

Checks; Cash; HSA; Venmo; Zelle; Out of Network Provider; Insurance forms provided monthly by request