Karla Lara

(M.A., LMFT)
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About Me

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS, SE HABLA ESPANOL.
Overcome obstacles that have been preventing you from living your best life. Experience absolute acceptance, positive reflection, and empowerment through a therapeutic relationship that is trusting, open-minded, and safe. I will guide you to a healthier, more constructive way of coping and discovering your purpose. Let’s work together on resolving past pain in an effort to promote healing and hope. Explore with me healthy strategies you can utilize in achieving personal growth and happiness. Maximize your potential to enjoy a successful and productive life today!

I have over 12 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children suffering from grief/trauma, depression/anxiety/stress management, self-esteem, assertiveness training, boundaries, intimate relationship abuse, suicidal ideation, sexual assault. I specialize in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidenced based treatments.

No judgement only solution focused approaches! I’m open on Monday and Friday afternoons and late evenings. I can tailor a specific treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Call me today for a free 20-minute phone consultation. I want to congratulate you in taking the first step towards happiness!


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #117166 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Karla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Karla is great! Very professional but also very personable. Really listens and offers tools to help

Written by J.O. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Karla for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She's been so great in helping me manage the uncertainties of the present-day and healing from things in the past

Written by K.A. on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Karla for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

What I love about Karla as a counselor is that she is good at gently critiquing my more negative traits. She doesn't talk down to me. She recognizes my potential to be a better person and reminds me in ways that I can remember. Even though she and I are not in the same phase of life, she is still very relatable.

Written by E.L. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Karla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She’s amazing ! First person I trust in years ! Keep her !

Written by A.M. on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with Karla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She makes me feel like I'm talking to a friend while everything still feels very professional. It is the perfect combo for me.

Written by D.I. on Jul 04, 2020 after therapy with Karla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karla is wonderful! Only a month in and she's helped me immensely with my anxiety, overthinking, self-confidence, among other things. I know I'd still be stuck in a tough place if I hadn't talked with her. I really like her style/approach, she's easy and fun to talk to and incredibly insightful. Love her sense of humor and the way she relates personal things in her own life to the topic at hand, making it relatable which encourages and inspires me. The homework assignments she's given me have been very helpful too and aren't too involved or demanding.