Rabbi Karen Fox: In Context

Counseling and Consultation 

Rabbi Karen Fox: In Context provides in person individual, couples and family psychotherapy and small team consultation.  Face to Face consulting sessions can be followed up by phone therapy conversations or  "Zoom" consultations.  


Rabbi Fox's training comes from a variety of fields. She was among the first women rabbis ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in 1978. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University in 1996, and became a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 1998. She uses a Murray Bowen based "family systems approach". Karen has extensive training in anxiety reduction, bereavement and grief, and ethics for clergy and congregants.  She has trained in "Wise Aging", an approach to meaning and purpose post-retirement.   


Rabbi Fox has served the community as an advocate for the Reform Jewish movement, as a camp director and as a rabbi at Wilshire Boulevard Temple,  a large urban synagogue, for 25 years. She served as a mentor and participant on the Ethics Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and currently is Adjunct Faculty in Pastoral Counseling at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, guiding the next generation of rabbis. Rabbi Fox is married, a mother and grandmother. She rides a bike and skis.