Hi there! My name is Kara, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California.
I believe in taking an approach that is fluid and open to change based on what works best for my clients. Therefore, this is a safe, judgment-free space, and I value your feedback. I encourage you to come as you are and wherever that may be on your journey, I'm willing to meet you there and support you in reaching your desired goals.
I have a master's degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where I have stayed and built my practice. My experience over the last five years includes working as a school-based therapist to children and adolescents, working with adults as individuals and couples at a private practice, and facilitating a group and individual therapy at an addiction treatment clinic. Prior to my work as a therapist, I was a personal trainer and I worked abroad teaching English; therefore, I have a lot of experience connecting and sharing information and skills with people of all ages and needs.
I use an eclectic approach to therapy, using various techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, rapid resolution therapy, psychodynamic informed, psychoeducation, and art and play therapy. I'm also a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder therapist and a strong proponent for incorporating mindfulness into treatment. I emphasize the importance of communication skills within all treatment models as a way to cultivate stronger relationships with the self and others.
Let me know if you have any questions or if I can clarify any information for you. I understand that finding the right therapist can take time, and I come from an understanding that not all dynamics will fit. As such, I will always be open to helping you find the right fit for you as my goal is to help you receive the best care possible.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPCC #6411 (Expires: 2021-05-31)