Throughout my experience, my clients have struggled with fear of the unknown; had difficulty getting started or knowing where to begin; have experienced uncertainty about a new life phase or change, whether expected or unexpected; and have questioned their purpose, goals, roles, or relationships; and ultimately we walked together as they found empowerment and strategies to overcome these challenges. My intention is to help you do the same.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with ten years experience in a variety of roles helping families through parenting issues, and three years of dedicated counseling experience specifically focusing on clinical issues. I received my M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University in 2016, and made a career change to become a counselor. While I have spent time as an administrator and consultant in mental health facilities, my clinical counseling focus is anxiety/ depression, motivational issues, parenting struggles, trauma and PTSD, family issues, and substance abuse and recovery. Within my experience as a substance abuse counselor, I have worked with veterans, other counselors, individuals, groups, and families to understand, approach, and maintain a life of recovery. Having provided therapy and administrative services in the world of adolescent mental health, I have significant experience helping parents to understand and empower their child through difficult times. Through counseling and consultation, I have also provided workshops and trainings for business professionals looking to improve the effectiveness of and cohesion in their professional team.
My approach combines a person-centered approach with cognitive and reality therapy in order to let you be the expert about your life. My goal is to understand where you feel "stuck," help you to envision what you want for your life and where you're trying to go, collaborate with you to develop the necessary steps, and provide the counseling along the way to help you achieve your vision.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
TX LPC 78106
Kara is empathetic, collaborative, observant, flexible, and patient. She understands my problems and follows up with thoughtful questions to dig deeper. Any and all links and exercises she has sent have been very helpful. Would definitely recommend Kara.
Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Kara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Kara is the best counselor I have worked with in 15 years of pursuing my mental health goals. She is knowledgeable and kind. All of our sessions are helpful and productive. I see my life moving forward in a positive and rehabilitated way that would not have been possible without her.
Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Kara for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I've only been with Kara for a few weeks but I've already been able to tackle a lot of my major points of distress. She's given me tools to work through my situations and offers various way of tackling an issue. Overall, she does an amazing job of making me really stop and think about what is actually causing the problem so we can find a way to resolve it!
Written on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Kara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Kara has been amazing at helping me evaluate my values, work on my boundaries, and walk me through a very difficult stage in my life. I highly recommend her!
Written on Feb 21, 2021 after therapy with Kara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Kara has walked me through some of the most difficult situations in my life. I say walk through instead of ‘got me through’ because she taught me how to care for myself and be responsible for my own healing. She has a calm and gentle demeanor, never judges and is very relatable. I thank God I found her when I did!
Written on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Kara for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Kara is very relatable and kind. She understands that my life is crazy and she speaks to me in a language I can understand. Her consistency and flexibility are TRULY appreciated.
Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Kara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem