Dr. Karen Lese-Fowler, Ph.D.


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I love helping people reconnect with what's most important to them in the healing process. My work integrates EMDR with third-wave cognitive behavioral modalities, especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. As a daily practitioner of meditation/yoga, I frequently integrate mindfulness based practices into my clinical work. The foundation of my work is a warm, genuine and caring relationship with my clients.

Education & Experience

I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I spent over 20 years working in university counseling centers, during which time I created a psychology internship training program that was accredited by the American Psychological Association. I now work exclusively in private practice.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

In addition to EMDRIA, I am affiliated with the American Psychological Association and the San Diego Psychological Association.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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