Hope counseling

A ministry of Lighthouse christian church

Our Purpose

The mission of Hope Counseling is to introduce hope and healing to hurting people.

About Me

Karen O'Brien, a member of Lighthouse Christian Church for over 10 years, offers Hope Counseling to help people through problems and difficulties while loving them as Christ instructs His followers.  She has a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling through Liberty University.  Karen is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and mother of two grown daughters.


ATTN: Karen O'Brien

Lighthouse Christian Church

401 S National Ave.

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

920.921.3477 x7



We can help individuals (ages 12+) who are experiencing:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • relationship issues
  • interpersonal conflict
  • mood disorders
  • trauma
  • grief and loss
  • abuse
  • struggles with sexual orientation and/or gender identity


Karen uses an integrated approach for treatment and healing that is tailored to the needs of each client.  Treatment modalities include trauma-informed care, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and solution-focused therapy.

First Appointment

During your first appointment, you can expect to spend about 90 minutes with Karen.  during this time, she will:

  • ask questions to get to know you
  • ask you to complete paperwork for your personal and confidential file
  • ask questions to understand your problems and the reasons you are seeking counseling
  • collaborate with you to form a treatment plan


Through counseling, you could see positive results such as:

  • problem solving
  • behavior modification
  • cognitive restructuring
  • identifying and maximizing personal strengths
  • managing symptoms and reducing negative effects
  • establishing objectives to attain treatment goals

Appointment Fees

Lighthouse Christian Church members and regular attenders:

  • Initial appt. (90 mins.) = $55
  • Follow-up appt. (60 mins.) = $35
  • Follow-up appt. (30 mins.) = $25

Community members:

  • Initial appt. (90 mins.) = $75

  • Follow-up appt. (60 mins.) = $55

  • Follow-up appt. (30 mins.) = $35

Hope Counseling does not accept insurance.  Payment is expected in full at the time of each appointment.

50% discount available for active duty, retired or separated military; law enforcement, EMT/paramedics and firefighters.  Others in similar professions considered.