Not out of the woods yet....

As more vaccinations are administered and Covid restrictions are eased and lifted in many communities, we begin to realize that things are beginning to return to normal. But what exactly will normal look like in a post-Covid society? Will we continue to socially distance? What about mask wearing and limiting gatherings? How will public events, festivals, concerts and amusement parks manage crowds in the future?

More importantly, how has the past year affected you? Have you been working from home? How will you feel about going back to work, or have you already returned to work? Did you lose your job because of Covid? Did you lose a loved one or someone close to you due to Covid? What has changed in your life, in your family’s life and your surroundings because of Covid?  What kinds of things have you learned over the past 12-14 months while our community, our country and the world has been impacted by this pandemic? What positive lessons have you learned and how have you been impacted negatively?

Pondering these and other questions may cause you anxiety, anger or other emotions. Maybe you feel fine and aren’t really bothered by all the changes and upheaval.  Whatever your outlook, our lives have changed permanently. If you are struggling, or you know someone who is struggling with adjusting to our new way of life, please contact someone to help.  Even if the struggles have nothing to do with Covid and you need someone to talk to, make a call or send an email to Hope Counseling or another agency to get some help. It’s okay to ask for help and we were not cretaed to walk this road alone. Confidentiality is first and foremost, and Hope Counseling is available to you or anyone. You do not need to be a member of Lighthouse to use Hope Counseling services.

Be blessed!

YOUR hope

The psalmist reminds us in Psalm 4:8, “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”

If you are struggling and need someone to talk with, HOPE Counseling is available to meet with you by phone or video chat.


Please call the church at 921-3477 x7 or email to schedule an appointment.


The mission of HOPE Counseling is to introduce hope and healing to hurting people.

About Me

I am a member of Lighthouse Christian Church for over 10 years and grew up in FDL county.  I offer HOPE Counseling to help people through problems and difficulties while loving as Christ instructs His followers.  I have a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling through Liberty University.  I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and mother of two grown daughters.


ATTN: Karen O'Brien

Lighthouse Christian Church

401 S National Ave.

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

920.921.3477 x7


Treatment is available for individuals (ages 12+) who are experiencing:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • relationship issues

  • interpersonal conflict

  • mood disorders

  • trauma

  • grief and loss

  • abuse

  • struggles with sexual orientation and/or gender identity


I use an integrated approach for treatment and healing that is tailored to the needs of each client.  Treatment modalities include, but are not limited to, trauma-informed care, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and solution-focused therapy.

First Appointment

During your first appointment, you can expect to spend about 90 minutes with me.  During this time, I will:

  • ask questions to get to know you

  • ask you to complete paperwork for your personal and confidential file

  • ask questions to understand your problems and the reasons you are seeking counseling

  • collaborate with you to form a treatment plan


Through counseling, you could see positive results such as:

  • problem solving

  • behavior modification

  • cognitive restructuring

  • identifying and maximizing personal strengths

  • managing symptoms and reducing negative effects

  • establishing objectives to attain treatment goals

Appointment Fees

Lighthouse Christian Church members and regular attenders:

  • Initial appt. (90 mins.) = $55

  • Follow-up appt. (60 mins.) = $35

  • Follow-up appt. (30 mins.) = $25


Community members:

  • Initial appt. (90 mins.) = $75

  • Follow-up appt. (60 mins.) = $55

  • Follow-up appt. (30 mins.) = $35

​HOPE Counseling does not accept insurance.  Payment is expected in full at the time of each appointment.


50% discount available for active duty, retired or separated military; law enforcement, EMT/paramedics and firefighters.  

Others in similar professions considered.