Karen Brooks

Counseling Apprentice


Karen is a Cleveland native and lifelong resident. She is a biblical counselor apprentice at Fieldstone Counseling in Lakewood. She is a retired licensed independent social worker and worked 26 years in the field of mental health.

Personally and professionally has experienced the life changing power of the Holy Spirit in one's life when surrendered to Jesus Christ. She would like to help others in their struggles with compassion through a biblically-based, Christ-centered, and clinically informed counseling experience.

She enjoys baking, gardening, walking groups and reading memoirs.




BA (Psychology), Kent State University
MSSA (Master's in Social Service Administration), Case Western Reserve University


Anxiety, addiction, abuse and trauma, depression




Weekend Word | Finding Comfort

We cannot give what we do not possess. To comfort others with that which we ourselves have been comforted, we must position ourselves to rightly discover and live from it. This is a comfort rooted in the Father’s love for his own Son — Jesus!, who secures our comfort because of his great love for us as well. What does it look like to position ourselves to find and keep this comfort?

Weekend Word | Peace and Palm Sunday

This Palm Sunday, as we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, let us remember that he entered weeping. Flesh and blood, his humanity remained intact — all the way to the cross where he would be crushed. He was helped onto the colt by the hands of those who loved him.

Weekend Word | Whose voice are you listening to?

Decisions can tend to feel like they suck the breath right out of our lungs.
They sometimes demand that we give every aspect of ourselves — 
swirling thoughts that weary our minds, causing our heads to pound
bones cracking and muscles aching and swollen
disrupted or interrupted sleep, sleep that never leads to rest.
Our very bodies wear the weight of decisions.

Our Counseling Team

Dave AbernethyCounselor

Melissa AffolterCounselor

Hyemin BahkCounselor

Benjamin BakerCounselor

Benjamin BarnesCounselor

Grace BikisCounselor

Karen BrooksCounseling Apprentice

Steve BroughtonCounselor

Richard BueschCounselor

Joshua ConwellCounselor

Karen CorcoranCounselor

Barry CuretonCounselor

Rachel DunnCounselor

Kim FreitagResident

Ken TuckerResident

Suzanne HawkinsCounseling Intern

Jessica GallinaCounselor

Brenda HarstineCounselor

Jonathan HolmesCounselor

Joy HuCounselor

Laura HudsonCounselor

Joseph HussungCounselor

Crystal KershawCounselor

Jonathan KimCounselor

Julie MacDonaldCounselor

Shannon McCoyCounselor

Clair NorthcuttCounseling Apprentice

Sarah QuayCounseling Intern

Sarah Shaw OjedaCounseling Apprentice

Bob ShullCounselor

Lori TanakaCounselor

Kali ThomasCounselor

Ian TullyCounselor

Marilyn VaughanCounselor

Anna WalkerCounselor

Danielle WareCounselor

Taylor ThomasCounselor

Brandi YackeeCounselor


Questions? Reach out at office@fieldstonecounseling.org

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