Karli understands that life is full of things we cannot control. We all have problems, but the key is how one handles the problems. She strives to help her clients to dig into their expectations and see how they match up with reality. She works to understand the client’s needs, provides a nonjudgmental space to explore issues, and collaborates with the client to find positive solutions based on the client’s goals. She tries to stay up-to-date on the latest researched-based practices and provides psycho-education when appropriate.
Karli earned her Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology through Western Michigan University. She is a Limited Licensed Psychologist and a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Michigan. She also achieved a Master’s of Arts from Eastern Michigan University in Drama and Theatre for the Young. She has been a teacher at Muskegon High School since 2001 teaching many subjects including math, theatre, broadcasting, speech, and computers. She is also a Registered Drama Therapist, credentialed through the Center for Creative Arts Therapy. She is trained in Level 2 Gottman Method Couples’ Counseling, which means she has studied with the leading researchers and practitioners in couples’ counseling. She also trained to work on treating affairs, trauma, and addiction with couples through The Gottman Institute, specifically with Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Julie Gottman, and Robert Navarra, Psy. D. She worked for over a year as a Parent Mentor at Catholic Charities. With all that training and experience, Karli specializes in working with teens, couples, and helping families.
Karli has been married since 2001 and has two beautiful children. Her extended family lives and is actively involved in the Tri-Cities area. She takes an interest in how the family systems interact, raising healthy children, parenting as a team, and continuing to focus on the marriage relationship, while being involved in the hustle and bustle of life and of raising a family.
See Karli's website at karli.baldus.org/ for more information.