Karen Bauerle - LISW

Karen Bauerle

Karen Bauerle

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Buena Vista University in 1987 and obtained my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2003. My foundation practicum hours were completed at Lutheran Social Services and my advanced practicum hours at Catholic Charities.

Through my professional experiences at West Central Mental Health Center, Eyerly Ball CMHS, and PineRest Christian Mental Health Services, I provided individual, marital, family, and group counseling covering a variety of mental health issues. I have also counseled patients and their families through Iowa Health Hospice, as they dealt with end-of-life issues. My own personal life experiences have enhanced my work in assisting others with the challenges in their own lives.

As a Licensed Independent Social Worker, I am licensed through the Iowa Department of Public Health. For verification and confirmation of my credentials, you are encouraged to visit their website. As required by Iowa law, these credentials must be renewed and remain current through continuing education. I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

I love spending time with my husband, being a mom, and 'Mema' to our adorable grandchildren. I also enjoy time with friends, traveling, gardening, reading, walking, and antiquing. I have been involved in a variety of volunteer opportunities within my church, children's schools, and the community. My Christian faith is the source of my daily strength and comfort, and God's Word is the foundation of my life.