Kari Saul

Licensed Professional Counselor


I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2006 after completing a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland. I worked for seven years in a community mental health clinic in Baltimore, MD. That experience taught me how misunderstood OCD is, even by medical doctors and therapists. I began attending specialized trainings and conferences with the most current evidence-based practices – I continue to do this. 

I opened my private practice in 2013 to focus on those living with OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and panic attacks.    

Speaking Engagements


I enjoy sharing with others what I’ve learned about OCD and anxiety. Here are some recent presentations and workshops I’ve given:

  • “Challenges When Treating OCD and Recommended Evidence-Based Approaches” – South Carolina Counseling Association Conference, Hilton Head, SC (2023).
  • “Deconstructing the Doubting Disease: A Workshop on the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” – The Citadel Department of Psychology, Charleston, SC (2021)
  • “Emotional Eating After Weight Loss” – Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center (2017).
  • “Parents’ Guide to Anxiety” – Jennie Moore Elementary School, Mt. Pleasant, SC (2017)
  • “Tips and Tools for Treating Disorders on the OCD Spectrum” – Clinician’s Toolbox Series, Practice Place, Mt. Pleasant, SC (2017).
  • “Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide” – Trident Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC (2016).
  • “The Worry Workshop: Parents’ Edition” – Jennie Moore Elementary School, Mt. Pleasant, SC (2016).
  • “The ABCs of OCD” – Helping Professional Series, Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health, Charleston, SC (2013).

Professional Memberships

  • International OCD Foundation (https://iocdf.org/)
  • American Counseling Association
  • South Carolina Counseling Association

Education and Specialized Training

  • 2012 – “Exposure and Response Prevention Treatment for OCD: Intensive Workshop” – Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 2006 – Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling – Loyola College of Maryland.