Kara Phelan

As an experientially oriented therapist, it is my firm belief that growth and positive change is possible for every person, and it is my absolute privilege to walk alongside my clients through this process. As I grow and develop myself, I have come to believe in the integration of body, mind, soul, and spirit as a key to holistic healing. Drawing from therapy models such as Satir Transformational Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and attachment theory, I strive to work with clients in such a way as to provide them with a new therapeutic experience of themselves which they can then take with them into the other contexts of their lives.

I believe that every individual has unique resources and gifts within them and that unlocking these in a space of safety and vulnerability can be truly transformational. As I continue to work towards a greater congruence of self I am becoming more aware of the important role of self-acceptance and self- compassion in this pursuit. I also know that the process of looking at oneself can be daunting and challenging, and I therefore seek to form a collaborative relationship with each client so that we feel like teammates in this co-created process.

I work with women, men, couples, young adults, teens and families through a variety of struggles around relationships, depression and anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and spiritual formation.

If you have any questions for me before we begin therapeutic work together, please contact me at