I am Dr. Karen Harris McGibbon
- a Jamaican wife, mother, psychotherapist
and life coach. I have worked as a high school teacher, guidance counselor and university
professor for over the last 30 years. I have a passion for helping people!
Nothing makes me happier than seeing my clients become mentally and
emotionally healthy human beings!
I enjoy cooking for my family, reading a good book and playing the piano whenever I get the chance.
Feel free to send me a message and tell me all about YOU!
What I've Been Up To
I am the CEO and Founder of Live Free Coaching & Counseling Services, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Counseling at Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. Over the past 30 years, I have worked both in the public and private sector gaining a wealth of knowledge in several industries including Shipping, Packaging, Life Insurance, Standards & Compliance, Food, Education, Life Coaching and Counseling.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology (University of the West Indies), a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling (St. Stephen’s College - Canada), and a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Regent University (Virginia Beach, USA). I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor (Ja & Ohio), a Nationally Certified Counselor (USA) as well as a Certified Life Coach.
I have held teaching positions at various high schools in Jamaica, as well as in Guidance Counseling and served as the Head of Guidance for St. Andrew High School for Girls in Kingston. I have also taught at the Mico University College, the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Jamaica, and was the writer behind the Jamaica Gleaner Youthlink Magazine's "Dear Counsellor" column.
In Ohio, I am a regular contributor to the "Mental Health Moments" column in The Courier newspaper, I write articles for the "InMind" blog on the Winebrenner website, and I am currently the President of the North West Ohio Counselors Association.
Karen has a passion for helping people, having served in various Christian ministry leadership positions to individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. She's been married to Frank for over 27 years and is the mother of two adult children who are all residing here in Ohio. Karen enjoys cooking for her family, reading a good book and playing the piano whenever she gets the chance!
Assistant Professor of Clinical Counseling
Winebrenner Theological Seminary
CEO & Founder
Live Free Coaching & Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jamaica & USA
National Certified Counselor
Certified Life Coach