Karen Pickett IMFT

Karen Pickett, LMFT, is a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles and an Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT) in Ohio. She is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders and body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), including Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Skin Picking Disorder and Trichotillomania. Previously, Karen was the Clinical Director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles and Faculty in Counseling Psychology at the University of Santa Monica.

Karen was a featured psychotherapist on A&E's acclaimed TV series Obsessed. She has also appeared on CBS's The DoctorsDateline NBC, and The Discovery Health Channel, as well as in numerous print, web and magazine articles. Karen is a professional member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS), the TLC Foundation for BFRBs (TLC), and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). She is a graduate of the TLC's Professional Training Institute.


Karen co-produced the Los Angeles performance of This Is My Brave, a live show dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica, CA on January 22, 2017.

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