About Your Catholic Life Coach
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman
Are you looking for the perfect Coach? The one who makes all the right choices and follows the Lord with complete synchronicity and perfection? Please do call and alert the presses when you’ve found them! If, however, you would like to walk this part of your life’s journey with someone who has a detailed map of the detours to not take in life, and can help you shortcut the struggles you’re currently presented with, by all means, read on…
In 1983, Karen Rumore dropped out of high school midway through her sophomore year. She returned the following year, completed 10th and 11th grade concurrently, with honors, and began 12th grade on target to graduate with her original class. During her senior year, however, Karen dropped out again, never to return. (For the full story as to how she was tricked into going to college, please click here). After dropping out of high school, not once, but twice, Karen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her master’s degree in 1996 and has been practicing ever since.
During her time at UPenn, she was placed in two of the best internships imaginable, Family Counseling Services School Based Program in Camden NJ (94-95) and Hampton Behavioral Health Systems Outpatient Ward, Mt. Holly, NJ (95-96). Since that time, she has been blessed to walk beside a multitude of people, from all walks of life, as they seek what we all seek: peace, love, joy, understanding, self-acceptance, purpose and fulfillment of God’s desires for our lives.
In 2008 she returned to the classroom, this time virtual, and added life coaching to her skill set through The Institute for Life Coach Training’s Christian track. On the other end of the spectrum, her educational journey first began with a GED, so the only school that would accept her was the local community college in Northampton. It was there that she became fascinated with human development, as she earned her associate degree in Early Childhood Education. At the time, Karen was a nanny for young children and, in the early 2000s, she would become a high school youth minister for seven years. Coaching about parenting skills is still one of her favorite things to do. She also enjoys coaching couples to grow in their sacrament of marriage, to heal marriages that are hurting and assisting those preparing for holy matrimony as well. In her psychotherapy practice, Karen assists a wide range of individuals, clergy, and couples with a multitude of issues including (but not limited to) – difficulty coping with every day stressors, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, survivors of sexual abuse, grieving, codependency and those struggling with a narcissistic loved one. Throughout her career, she worked for the late Peter Rudegeair, Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons and Internet Behavioral Care. Karen has provided volunteer services for Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortive ministries, for groups and individuals who survived 9/11 as well as many others.
In 2011, Karen attended a week-long conference with Drs. Cloud and Townsend and has greatly incorporated their extensive work on boundaries into her practice. She also deeply admires the work of the late Dr. Conrad Baars on Emotional Deprivation Disorder and Affirmation Therapy, Brene Brown’s work on shame and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s work on trauma. Karen is a member of CatholicTherapists.com and Mensa International.
My own daily prayer…
“Lord, please help me to be the person You put me here to be nothing more, nothing less, but all that You have intended.”
Call Karen at (484) 895-8050 or fill out the contact form