Karen is the CEO of Sanctuary LLC, where she serves as a Board Certified Life Coach, (Certified through the Institute of Life Coach Training) helping women heal from relational or betrayal trauma following discovery of a spouse’s sexual addiction. Karen works with clients globally whose lives reflect various hopes and dreams in various stages of creation, disruption, or re-creation—as they navigate the realities of sexual infidelity of a spouse.
Karen has completed Masters and Doctoral studies in Human Development and in addition to general life coaching, holds a specialty training in relational trauma through APSATS, Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists. She uses a multidimensional trauma model to help female partners of sex addicts through the tsunami and trauma of their spouse’s sexual betrayal—into a place of physical, emotional safety, through grief and mourning, and to a space of healing and towards a new integrative narrative and vision of life. Karen believes every story can be redeemed.
Karen is also a writer, former podcast host, and speaker. She co-created the content for the female spouses of pornography users and advanced sexual addicts for a global faith-based website addressing pornography, and has written hundreds of articles online on various faith-based topics.