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Rabbi Karen Fox

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MAHL


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: LMFT 32114 California
  • Member: Central Conference of American Rabbis/Ordination, HUC JIR (Since 1978)
  • Certificate: Institute Of Jewish Spirituality/Wise Aging (2016)
  • Alternative Languages: Hebrew, German

Rabbi Karen 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. Karen has extensive training in anxiety reduction, bereavement and grief, and law and ethics for clergy.  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,  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 ride a bike and skis.


Avg. Cost (per session):

$200 - $250

Accepted Payment Methods:

Cash or Check.

Insurance Networks:

Does not accept insurance at this time.


My Approach:

Rabbi Karen Fox targets those who want to bring cultural, ethical and spiritual questions into counseling. She provides a safe, compassionate and confidential place to be heard, reflect and strategize and is uniquely qualified to address Clergy (Cantors, Ministers, Rabbis) professional transitions and personal issues. Rabbi Fox is known as a insightful and caring marriage and family psychotherapist (CA LMFT), an educator in pastoral counseling and experienced pulpit rabbi.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Relational
  • Individuals
  • Couples


Have you experienced a set back? Are you looking to reduce anxiety and be able to receive kind but accurate feedback both at home and at work? Rabbi Karen Fox specializes in Spirituality, Bereavement and Pre-marital Counseling, and career guidance. You can notice, appreciate and wonder as you release the stresses of relationships, lifecycle events and work. Rabbi Fox can be there for you!

  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
Age Groups:
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
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