• Master of Education (M.Ed) in Community Agency Counseling — University of Montevallo


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Karen Coats is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Community Agency Counseling from the University of Montevallo and Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Prior to coming to EACC, Karen was the coordinator of Justice Involved Services for a local mental health center, providing services to incarcerated individuals.

She has experience working with adults on a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress management, burnout, grief, domestic violence, family incarceration, first responders, and work-life balance. She also has experience working with individuals and family members impacted by serious mental illness. Karen utilizes an integrative approach to counseling combining solution focused techniques with person-centered and cognitive behavior techniques to assist individuals with developing skills to manage and reduce overwhelming thoughts and emotions. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne