I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 10+ years of experience in the human service field, and over 3 years of experience providing mental health and substance abuse counseling. I am comfortable working with any population regardless of age, gender, race, culture, religion or sexuality. I pride myself on meeting each patient where they are at in their process, and setting treatment goals based on desired outcomes. I enjoy working with couples and have the ability to gain information on challenges and goals and engage both in treatment to meet goals in consensus. I have experience working with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, communication and domestic violence.
My counseling style is warm, interactive and inviting. I am non- judgmental and have been told I am easy to talk to. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and believe feeling empowered is essential in overcoming challenges. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client centered counseling, imago relationship therapy, solution-focused, mindfulness and rational-emotive counseling. I utilize active listening skills to allow accurate reflection of both content and emotional expression. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet you and your partners unique and specific needs, and I am familiar with various different styles I can incorporate to best meet those needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you throughout this journey.
I look forward to working closely with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CW021212 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Compassionate and thoughtful. Makes counseling comfortable and provides good ideas for positive changes.
Kara is kind and understanding. From the first moment we met, I felt very comfortable opening up to her.