About Michael Karp

Valley Center Adult Psychotherapist, Counselor for anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, anger

My Practice

I am licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been licensed in California since 1982 and currently specialize in individual counseling and psychotherapy for adults. My office is located in Valley Center, CA.

Education & Experience

I graduated with a Masters Degree from the State University of New York in 1979, specializing in professional psychology. In addition to practicing psychotherapy, I have taught undergraduate psychology at San Bernardino Valley College and presented workshops for the Elder Hostel (now, Road Scholar) organization. From 1987 onward, I have educated the general public through newspapers, radio and on the web.  


My early experience included work in public agencies and as a unit supervisor in an outpatient substance abuse treatment center.

Training & Certifications

I have extensive experience using several of the experiential psychotherapies with a core training certification in Short-term Dymamic Psychotherapy.

Licenses and Certifications

California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), #MFC16939 since 1982

California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), #PCC158 since 2012

Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists since 1986