Our Counselors

The counselors at Oasis Counseling Center, Inc. are very committed and competent clinicians who work hard to guide the healing and growth process for each individual and/or family.  We value and respect each person who entrusts us with their struggles and vulnerabilities. We strive to help you uncover your strengths, supports, and positive resources so that you can better face life challenges. Because each counselor with Oasis Counseling Center, Inc. has taken our own personal journey into healing and growth, we are better equipped to help guide the process of healing for you.


Karen Canada is the director of Oasis Counseling Center, Inc. and has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.  Karen has a strong reputation in the community for working successfully with a range of issues and diagnoses, including anxiety and stress management, depression and mood issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship issues, spiritual issues (traditional and non-traditional), work issues, decision-making, and personal growth and development. In addition to being a licensed counselor, Karen is a wife and mother.  Karen has been married for 9 years and has a strong relationship with her husband. In addition to formal training in marriage and family counseling, Karen learned a lot of marriage do's and don'ts in her first marriage and has been able to successfully apply that learning to her current marriage.  This life experience coupled with formal training allows Karen to better serve her clients.  Karen is also the mother of 2 children, both of whom were adopted.  The experience of not only raising children, but of going through the challenging process of adoption, further enriches Karen's life experience.  Additionally, in her 20s and early 30s, Karen struggled with debilitating anxiety and depression.  She actively took steps towards her own healing, learning first-hand what it takes to cope with and overcome the symptoms of anxiety and depression.  In addition to formal education and life experience, Karen receives ongoing training in counseling theory and interventions, which most recently included intensive training towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Karen is now licensed as a supervisor, which allows Karen to provide supervision to burgeoning counselors who are seeking their licensure. Karen is committed to doing her own personal and professional growth work so that she is better able to assist you with navigating through your life's challenges and personal growth and development.


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