coastline christian counseling

Karen McIntyre, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Ministry License

Karen started her work in 1983 with women suffering from trauma and addiction. After eight years of working with this population and experiencing how God restores lives, she decided to become a licensed therapist. She completed her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology at California Lutheran University in 2005. Karen’s scope of practice has broadened to include both men and women of all ages, couples, and family counseling. Karen’s areas of specialty include trauma recovery, couples counseling, transitional skill-building, and personality development. She helps her clients have new perspectives and skills to deal with a wide variety of life and relationship challenges.

Karen integrates psychodynamic, cognitive, and other prominent systems, as well as EMDR when appropriate, to help her clients solve a variety of life’s problems. In addition to what has already been mentioned, Karen treats family struggles, domestic violence, rape recovery, adults molested as children, drug and alcohol addiction, and healing deep wounds from the past.

Karen says: “When I was beginning to work as a therapist trainee in college, I had a dream that gave direction to what I would do as a therapist. In my dream I was walking through an old Victorian house peering into the different rooms in amazement at how wonderfully and thoughtfully it was built. I heard the phrase “original intent” spoken. I kept exploring the old house and continued to hear the phrase ”original intent” so loudly that I awoke with a start. Impressed by the intensity of the dream, I prayed for understanding. I came to realize that God was directing me, as a professional Christian psychotherapist, to aid clients in discovering their “original intent”. God wanted me to assist them to discover how wonderfully He had created them to be, before sin and its effects wounded them. God's promises are to restore us and to give back what the enemy has taken. My goal as a therapist is to guide clients through healing from the past, to find their true identity in Him, and experience a renewed life.”

Karen McIntyre

Contact Karen McIntyre at:
(805) 312-3421

• EMDR Certified

• PTSD, Trauma Recovery

• Couples Counseling

• Depression, Anxiety and
    related issues

• Drug and Alcohol

• Understanding of disabilities

• Family Relationships