Heart Centered Counseling

   Assisting with issues affecting emotions or relationships

Welcome to Heart Centered Counseling! 


This website is about creating a happy and fulfilling life, regardless of the challenges we face. I am Karen Schipani – Tedrahn, a psychotherapist located in Fullerton, in the Orange County area. Whether I’m assisting individuals, couples, adolescents, or families in counseling, I have found that an open mind and a positive attitude can make a tremendous difference in what happens in our lives and in our relationships. As a psychotherapist, I have helped many, many clients improve the quality of their lives and relationships, despite their situation. Whether you believe you create your own circumstances, or that sometimes things just happen, you still have to decide what to do. A positive attitude is a choice to live life fully, in the face of situations we don’t really want, turning life’s challenges into the gifts or blessings they could be. 


Though my psychotherapy practice is located in Fullerton, I serve the Orange County area. Whatever sadness, challenges or difficulties you are experiencing in your life or relationships, I hope the information on this website will provide you with hope for a better outcome, and some tools for transforming your life:


  • Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, couples, families and groups 
  • Coaching to assist with life transitions
  • Referrals for holistic doctors / health practitioners for some medical conditions
  • Hypnosis and Neurological Re-programming to assist with issues like weight control, smoking cessation, procrastination, test anxiety, and many more
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Self-help materials on a variety of subjects
  • Articles on different counseling theories and ways of working with clients


I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Masters degree and many years of experience helping people deal with the challenges in their lives, such as relationship problems, depression, anxiety, communication problems either at work or at home, stress, panic disorder, PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, sexual abuse and physical abuse, domestic violence, and addictions. Whether I can help you directly through counseling or coaching sessions, or simply through this website, I look forward to helping you to thrive and to put the joy back into your life. 


IF YOU ARE IN SO MUCH DESPAIR AT 

THIS MOMENT THAT YOU ARE FEELING SUICIDAL,

  PLEASE KNOW THAT THINGS WILL 

GET BETTER WITH HELP.

CALL 911 OR 1-800-SUICIDE NOW.

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