Karen Kerschmann, LCSW

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Clinical Supervision


Kerschmann & Associates

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and  Clinical Supervision

Kerschmann & Associates

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and  Clinical Supervision

About Us

PPO Insurance often covers cognitive behavioral therapy. Call your insurance company and ask: (1) the amount of your deductible and also (2) what percentage of behavioral health services they will cover for an out of network provider. Upon request, our office will provide a receipt.


Karen Kerschmann, LCSW- CBT

Fees for this provider:
45-minute session: $200
90- minute session: $350


We all face many challenges in our lives.  Along with demanding schedules, the increase in technology and expectations, more people need help to cope with their day to day lives. One method found to be helpful is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).


About Me

At the beginning of my work, I practiced what is called the ‘eclectic approach’, which uses different techniques depending on the client. Meanwhile, over the last 20 years I discovered cognitive therapy consistently resulted in more effective and long-lasting results. After specialized training under the Cognitive Therapy and Training Center, certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, did I consider myself to be a true cognitive behavioral therapist.


Additional Information

Ms. Karen Kerschmann, a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 1999, has continuously made a mark in the fields of research and community engagement.

Ms. Kerschmann actively serves as a Board Member of the San Diego CBT Consortium. In recognition of her expertise and commitment to the field, she has been honored as a Diplomate by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.

Her contribution to diagnostic assessment and research has been acknowledged in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5. Furthermore, her work on the cognitive behavioral process in adolescents has garnered acknowledgement in the professional journal, The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies.

Her international endeavors include intensive training at the Mediation Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where she played a role in the conception and development of the CRESS program, parent-adolescent-school mediation initiative.

Prior to her postgraduate journey, Ms. Kerschmann attained a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a specialized emphasis on law and political psychology.

Ms. Kerschmann offers pro bono sessions for first-generation college students.

Read Karen’s blog here


About CBT Therapy





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