Kara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotions and went on to receive a Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Play Therapy.
Kara adopts an empowering, non-judgmental approach to healing and change that actively engages her clients’ strengths. She believes past events can shape beliefs, self-perceptions, current behaviors and the ability to cope with past and present challenges. Each client is unique and despite similarities, the life experiences of the individual are distinct. To cultivate a pathway for growth and healing, Kara offers a compassionate and supportive environment.
She is trained as a level II EMDR Therapist and attends advanced trainings to stay on top of current trends in therapy. During an EMDR session both hemispheres of the brain are activated which allows the brain to naturally process traumas (i.e., car accidents, abuse, surgeries, complicated grief, stuck points). It is also beneficial in working with anxiety, depression, and helping you achieve your goals.
She enjoys working with children, teens and adults. In addition to seeing adolescents in the therapeutic setting, Kara often collaborates with schools, health providers and agencies in order to support the most successful outcome
Kara is a member in good standing with the American Counseling Association and EMDRIA. She is a graduate of Leadership Boise and enjoys volunteering in her community. In her free time you can find her on the tennis court or spending time with her family.