Karen Shein, LPC.

Morgan Mental Health Care

Karen Shein, LPC.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Addictions Counselor
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Certified Telemental Health Counselor

Morgan Mental Health Care
1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646

Hours & Fees

Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday By Appointment
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Weekends Closed
Fees $75 - $200/hour​


  • Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Special Training

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Certified Telemental Health Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Provider Identifier

Morgan Primary Health Care Professional

Karen Shein, LPC.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Karen Shein is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Certified Telemental Health Counselor. She earned her Master of Science degree in Mental Health counseling from San Diego State University. She uses Recovery-Based and Person-Centered therapies, including Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, WRAP, and LEAP.

Karen works with adults living with mental health challenges including anxiety, mood disorders and personality disorders. She specializes in working with family members who are supporting loved ones with serious mental illness. Karen assists her patients in discovering their strengths, building coping skills, problem solving and communication skills and identifying practical steps toward the life they seek.

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.”

~ Lisa Olivera

Therapy Modes

Modes and types of mental health care are as varied as the individuals who seek therapeutic support. While there are some therapeutic models that are more popular than others, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental health care. Nuances in the types and modes of therapy will support different people in different ways.

Depending on the situation in which an individual or group of individuals are seeking therapeutic support, there are several different modes of therapy that Karen utilizes.

  • Individuals
  • Family Therapy
  • Marriage & Couples
  • Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Telehealth

» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health Therapy Modes

Therapy Approaches

Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, psycho-social therapy, counseling, or, simply, therapy, is the primary method for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health provider. The goal is the help an individual better understand their mental health and teach strategies and tools that manage unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.

While there are many approaches to psychotherapy, there is no single approach that works for everyone. A  therapist may use a blended approach, sampling techniques from several different types of psychotherapy. The kind of psychotherapy a person receives depends on his or her own unique needs.

Below are some of the types of psychotherapy Karen utilizes.

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy 
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Logotherapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based Therapy

» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health Therapy Aproaches

Areas of Focus

Karen offers psychotherapy, counseling and therapy focusing on teens, adults, elders, couples and military personnel for various problems, topics and concerns. Our facility is nestled in the beautiful Treasure Valley located in Southwestern Idaho near Boise in Meridian, Idaho.

Below is a short list of some of Karen’s areas of focus.

  • Addictions & Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Adoption / Foster Care Issues
  • Aging & Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism & Asperger
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Breakup
  • Career Counseling
  • Caregiver Counseling
  • Caregiver Issues & Related Stress
  • Codependency & Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Complex Posttraumatic Stress (C-PTSD)
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Cyclothymia
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fatigue 
  • Fear
  • First Responder Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, & Bereavement
  • Guilt
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBTQ Issues / Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose, Meaning & Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings & Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic & Panic Attacks 
  • Perfection
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum Depression 
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Prejudice & Discrimination
  • Psychological Evaluation 
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships & Marriage
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • School Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trauma
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry 
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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  • Mental Health Crisis
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  • Evidence Based Treatment Approaches
  • Auxiliary Treatment Approaches
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Therapy Groups

Karen offers psychotherapy, counseling and therapy focusing on teens, adults, elders and couples for various problems, topics and concerns. Our facility is nestled in the beautiful Treasure Valley located in Southwestern Idaho near Boise in Meridian, Idaho. Below is a list of the groups Karen leads.

  • Youth 3-17 years of age
  • Young Adults 18-25 years of age
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Nontraditional caregivers
  • Co-parenting
  • Children with incarcerated parents
  • Children with extensive trauma experiences
  • Post incarceration adults

MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health Group Therapy

Screenings, Assessments & Evaluations

Mental health determination tools are used throughout the therapeutic process to determine whether someone could benefit from seeking professional mental health treatment, describe and diagnose problems, increase knowledge, insight and understanding. These tools aid both the patient and professional in creating or modifying treatment plans and measuring progress during the treatment.

Mental Health Screenings are informal symptom checks.
Typically checklists or short questionnaires that ask people to consider if they experience a given symptom and answer yes or no.
» Karen provides Mental Health Screenings

Behavioral Health Assessments can be informal or formal

They give a professional insight into a person’s emotional state. It also looks at how they think, reason and remember.
» Karen provides Behavioral Health Assessments

Mental Health Evaluations are formal

The intent is to provide increased awareness of why an individual may be struggling to meet developmental, academic, or social milestones.
» Our Mental Health Evaluators Team provides Mental Health Evaluations

» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Identifying, Diagnosing Mental Health Concerns, Disorders & Illness and Mental Health Screenings, Assessments & Evaluations.

Visit MorganMentalHealth.com for more information about: 

  • Mental Health Screenings
  • Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Mental Health Evaluations

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Mental Health Crisis 

  • Warning Signs
  • Crisis Types
  • Identifying & Diagnosing Concerns
  • Crisis Intervention Resources

Mental Health & Crisis Disorder Specialties

Mental health crises range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to traumatic mental health crisis or serious long-term conditions. A mental health crisis is a difficult life situation where a person’s coping strategies do not work.

People in crisis feel helpless and distressed, they feel like they are loosing control over their life. Erin is trained to help people experiencing a crisis and can teach skills and strategies to more effectively manage crisis situations. 

» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health & Crisis Disorders

Age-appropriate treatments

Each stage of life creates different challenges to good mental health. Eating right, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and having health relationship will help support good mental health & wellness throughout life. 

An accurate diagnosis and an age-appropriate treatment program is crucial when one is suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or other mental health disorder.
Karen offers age-appropriate therapy, counseling and coaching for: 

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Age-appropriate Mental Health Care