Karen Jasso, MSCP, AMFT

What should your client know about you?

Welcome! I’m Karen Jasso, an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with over 5 years of experience in helping individuals navigate life’s challenges. I received my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, from California State University, Bakersfield. I specialize in anxiety, depression, neurodiver-trauma, grief and loss, relationships, and self-esteem, and I am passionate about supporting my clients’ journeys toward healing and personal growth. Outside of my professional life, I enjoy hiking, reading, painting, and running (for fun!). I believe in the importance of self-care and strive to bring balance and mindfulness into my own life. These interests not only rejuvenate me but also help guide me in my practice.

What is your approach to therapy?

My therapeutic approach is what I like to call “Rainbow’s and Glitter” approach but is really client-centered, integrative, cognitive-behavioral, somatic, internal family systems, and solution-focused. I believe in creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Together, we will work to identify your goals and develop practical strategies to achieve them. My practice is grounded in empathy, respect, and collaboration, and I tailor my methods to meet you and your unique needs where you are.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our sessions, you can expect a warm, compassionate, judgment-free, and safe space. Whether you’re dealing with specific issues or seeking personal development, I’m here to support you every step of the way. If you’re ready to take the next step, please feel free to reach out for a consultation. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals.

What was your path on becoming a therapist?

My journey to becoming a therapist has been deeply influenced by my desire to help others and my fascination with the human mind. Early in life, I realized the importance of mental health and the profound impact it has on overall well-being due to my own personal experiences. My educational background and participation as a research assistant provided me with the tools to understand and address a wide range of mental health issues. Throughout my professional training, however, including internships and supervised practice, I developed a deep appreciation for the therapeutic process. What truly solidified my decision to become a therapist was witnessing the transformative power of therapy firsthand. Seeing how individuals can heal, grow, and thrive with the right support has been incredibly rewarding. I am passionate about creating a safe, empathetic, and supportive environment for my clients. My goal is to empower individuals to navigate their unique journeys and pain, and to be able to experience sustainable joy and satisfaction while living their best life.

Primary Areas of Focus

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) 
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cultural/Ethnic Issues
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stress
  • Victims of Abuse, Trauma, Assault
  • Women Issues

Evidence Based Practices & Interventions

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused
  • Problem Solving
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


Clinical Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems



  • Individual Therapy

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