About Karen

“I will journey with you to establish trust, find your voice, and rebuild intimacy.”

Karen desires to create a safe, compassionate environment where clients can explore difficulties knowing they will be cared for and heard. She considers it an honor to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families to help them navigate life’s challenges and restore a sense of hope.

Over the course of seven years, Karen mentored and coached young adults who ministered in different countries around the world.  As a result of this experience Karen felt a call to pursue counseling as a full-time career.

She and her husband lived in Indonesia and the Dominican Republic where Karen taught elementary school.  They have lived in north Georgia for the past 26 years.  She also provided leadership in establishing a university model school in north Georgia. Karen and her husband have five grown children and six grandchildren.

Karen loves to spend time reading, cooking, gardening, and backpacking. Her favorite times are spent with family and friends sharing life together.


M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University
B.A. in Elementary Education, Wheaton College


Certificate Christian Sex Therapy
Externship and Core Skills Emotionally Focused Therapy
Level 2 Gottman Couples Method Therapy
Prepare/Enrich Certified Therapist

Professional Associations

AAMFT – American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
GAMFT – Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
ABCST – American Board of Christian Sex Therapists

Karen S. Barnes, LMFT

Office Addresses

1400 Buford Hwy, Suite D-1
Sugar Hill GA 30518

555 Sun Valley Drive, L-4
Roswell, GA 30076

770.641.7720 ext. 2