Karlene Harrison, LMSW

Karlene Harrison, LMSW Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work


  • English

I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with a diverse clientele. I have a specialized focus working with elders and their families as they face various life transitions such as loss of independence, dementia, and the normal aging process.

I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I work with teens, adults, elders, couples, and families from all backgrounds. Common presenting problems include depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and communication barriers. I have worked extensively with individuals facing grief and loss and families in bereavement. Also, I spent a number of years working in Oakland County with individuals with developmental disabilities and I welcome these clients in my private practice.

In order for therapy to be successful, it is very important to form a connection with your therapist. I provide a safe, empathic, non-judgmental environment where we can discuss any of life's problems - an environment in which we can work together to assist you in building insight, developing coping strategies, and expressing feelings.

I offer a free phone consultation to help initiate this connection. I look forward to working with you and helping guide you towards positive change.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Medicare
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • HAP
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • UBH
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Financial Stress
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based