Asa therapist for over 30 years Karen watched people go through many different situations and noticed communication is the key issue, regardless of the type of relationship.
In 2006 Karen created Center for Individual and Group Counseling, CIGC, to share her expertise in counseling individuals, couples and families of all ages, as well as her experience being one of the leading chronic pain specialists.
As a therapist, Karen witnessed not only the financial and emotional stress imposed on families going through divorce but also the pain inflicted on the kids involved. Wanting to minimize the difficulty of this transition, Karen’s passion to help led her to create Center for Rational Solutions, CRS, in 2011 to provide a better alternative for conflict resolution than ugly court battles. Just like with chronic pain, the pain experienced during divorce effects the whole family.
In order to maximize these services, the former CIGC and CRS were combined to create Center for Counseling and Rational Solutions, CRS, which provides people with alternatives to contentious and painful situations in all aspects of Me. For those going through the process of uncoupling, there are other options to ugly court battles: mediation, parent coordination, collaborative, or pro se divorce (without attorneys). We are committed to helping people maximize control over their family’s outcome by staying out of the court system. For those experiencing difficulty in other areas of life’s challenges and transitions, we offer a highly specialized network of professionals and resources. We found that by combining CIGC and CRS, we can give people one place to come to help them with any of life’s challenges and transitions from childhood through old age.
Karen D. Sacks has always been passionate about helping people. For almost 30 years, she has counseled individuals, couples and groups during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Karen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Parenting Coordinator. Specializing in children of divorce, Karen has effectively helped many families with issues involving communication problems, divorce and parenting.
Karen’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Long Island University as well as post-graduate work at Florida Atlantic University. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and is affiliated with many organizations including South Palm Beach County Bar Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), Collaborative Law Team, Illinois Counseling Association (ICA), Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County (MHA), Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FLMHCA), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
Karen is consistently discovering new ways to extend her expertise and compassion into the community. She served on the Board of Directors for P.A.N.D.O.R.A. (Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders Organization for Research and Advocacy). She is a past board member of the Public Policy Committee serving individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), Gulf War syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and other related illnesses.
As the founder/director of the CRS, Karen is devoted to the families she has the opportunity to work with. Because of her unwavering commitment to helping families deal with conflict, Karen developed her “Tools for Life” approach to effectively manage life’s issues. Email Karen today to discuss your concerns.