Therapist Profile

Karen Dobbins
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
41750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive Suite K-4 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-5514
(760) 636-8680
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I bring over 30 years of experience as a helping professional into our client-therapist relationship. I began my career as a maternal child nurse and practiced hospital-based nursing for over 15 years. I fell in love with the psychosocial part of nursing which lead me to return to school and earn a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology in 2002. I have combined by professional experiences, creating a biopsychosocial foundation, which focuses on treating my client's minds, bodies and spirits. You will reap the rewards of working with a therapist who is also a hospital-based medical social worker, well connected with community resources and trained to deal with crisis situations, grief, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, domestic violence and adoption planning. In addition, I have dedicated over 100 hours to training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as empirically tested interventions to reduce distress and create stronger and more secure attachment bonds in your relationships.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Wednesday day and evening appointments. Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
Provide counseling for teens, adults, couples and families. I will approach our work together using relational, experiential "here and now", and family systems methods with a theoretical perspective in attachment theory. I will work together with you toward achieving the "nurturant solace" offered by close relationships that has been shown to protect us from physical and emotional disease, and improve our internal resilience. Because we experience the world through our relationships, I bring over 100 hours of advanced training in EFT ( into our professional relationship and use this evidence-based process to help heal your distressed relationships!
,Provide "Superbill" for PPO Insurance reimbursement
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 43439, 2006-Current Registered Nurse, RN 288093, 1978-Current

Area of Specialty

Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Depression/Clinical Depression
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Completed EFT Externship and Advanced Core Skills Training toward Certification (
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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