Hi! I'm Kara, a California-based psychotherapist. I graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology, marriage and family therapy, and professional clinical counseling.
My clinical training was completed at the Family Service Agency, Carpinteria Children's Project, and Santa Barbara Unified School District. I bring my background in Experiential Education and Depth Psychology into the therapeutic space to empower my clients to use their strengths in service of their challenges. I work with an integrative combination of Jungian, Cognitive Behavior, Dialectic Behavior, and Somatic modalities. I move within Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Feminist, Social Justice, and Trauma Informed perspectives.
I love the beach and the mountains. Before becoming a therapist, I spent nearly a decade working with children and families in a middle school setting. My undergraduate degree is in Comparative Literature. I have a deep love of reading and writing. I believe a stroll through the woods, a dip in the ocean, a good poem or a vivid dream can be therapeutic.
"Instead of transcending ourselves,
we must move into ourselves."