Kara Barrentine

(MS, EdS, LMHC)

About Me

Hello! I am so glad you are considering online counseling as it can be difficult to take the next step towards treatment. I believe online counseling can be the next frontier towards providing treatment services to those with less mobility or those that just want the convenience of receiving treatment in the comfort of their homes.

I am Kara Barrentine and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 5 years’ experience working with adolescents and young adults. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Florida State University in 2013.

I have experience working with those that present with variety of behavioral health issues including: addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, adjustment concerns, anger-management, self-esteem, and body-image issues.

My approach to counseling is to assist the client with recognizing their resources and strengths thus empowering them to discover solutions and develop a plan. I have a Rogerian approach to counseling using my strengths including a non-judgmental attitude, empathy, active listening, and unconditional positive regard. Theoretical approaches that I often use are cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and person-centered/humanistic therapies. This list is not exhaustive as I have employed other approaches individualizing treatment for each client.

I will work with you to meet your individual needs and I appreciate you coming by and considering me as your online counselor!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #14562 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Oct 17, 2018 after counseling with Kara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She has been very responsive and helpful. This has been an excellent way to get started in the counseling process.

Written by A.N. on Oct 03, 2018 after counseling with Kara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kara is very attentive and intelligent which has helped significantly with everything that I have gone through. When discovering issues with my thought patterns she understands how to address issues while not offending or dismissing my concerns. She is an amazing therapist, that I would recommend to any of my friends that are willing to resolve personal issues.

Written by K.O. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Kara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and career

Kara really listens to what I have to say and asks me questions that make me think deeply about the roots of my anxiety and how I could go about dealing with my insecurities. She responds within 24 hours and takes her time to respond and make me feel as if I am being heard on a daily basis. I would definitely recommend her and thank you Kara!

Written by M.A. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Kara for 2 weeks

She has been very professional and has offered great insight.