Background and Experience
Kara works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Kara has extensive experience as a trauma-informed therapist, and it was through her work at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County as well as The Family Place, where she gained a passion for working with victims of trauma, child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, domestic violence, family conflict, and unhealthy family dynamics. Kara also enjoys working with military members, veterans, and their families, as well as first responders and those on the front lines. Kara treats those struggling with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, stressful life events, grief and loss, and relationship/family/parenting issues. Kara provides an individualized approach and partners with each client to develop a treatment plan to determine the best course of action to move forward towards healing and growth.
Throughout my education I always knew I wanted to help people, and it wasn’t long before I decided the way I would do so was through counseling. I feel blessed to be a part of each and every personal journey and love seeing the growth and strength that is gained. I work with individuals to identify current struggles, explore strengths and solutions, and develop healthy ways of coping and healing. Using a solution-focused and person-centered approach, I will join with you, providing encouragement to overcome personal obstacles and the empowerment to face whatever challenges come your way.
Education and Training
Kara earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Dallas. She earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. Kara gained her clinical hours at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County as well as The Family Place, providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in an individual, family, or group setting.
Kara has specialized training in treating those who have been affected by trauma. Kara is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Kara also has training and experience providing Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Sand Tray Therapy, and utilizes many art therapy and activity therapy techniques.
Kara is a Board-Approved LPC Supervisor and is currently accepting LPC Associates for supervision to fulfill the requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Kara provides guidance, education, and support to help improve clinical skills and gain confidence as supervisees navigate their way through licensure. Kara offers a mixture of individual and group supervision to allow for case consultation and collaboration amongst peers.
Kara is in the Plano office on Mondays and in the Wylie office on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Kara can provide in person, virtual, or a hybrid of both for clients and supervisees.
Session fees start at $225
Kara accepts Aetna, Baylor Scott & White, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Crime Victim's Compensation, Humana, Triwest and United Healthcare.
License #: 72946
To schedule with Kara or any of our other therapists, please call us at 469-342-3468.
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In Person and Virtual Therapy Appointments for Children, Teens, Adults, and Families