Kara Phelan

As an intern therapist completing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, it is my firm belief that growth and positive change is possible for every person and that it is a privilege to walk through that process with the clients that I work with. 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 and experience. Drawing from therapy models such as Satir Transformational Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Neufeld 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 the 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, loss, and abuse. As I continue to grow as an intern therapist I am always eager to explore new areas of learning as well.