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Kara Allen, LMFT
she/her/hers
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Couples (Gottman)

Welcome. Therapy is a powerful tool of change, and embarking down this journey is intimidating. So whether you are brand new to therapy or starting back in on your work, I’m so glad you are here. 

In our therapy, you will find a warm, curious, and authentic counselor. I am wholehearted and ready to meet you wherever you are in your journey. Whether you are struggling with moments from your past, current relationships with yourself and others, or something else altogether. I am compassionate and empathetic. I believe that the relationship we develop together is the foundation for our work. If you don’t feel safe and seen, you will struggle to grow. 

I recognize the cultures and systems around us – taking the time to address them from your unique family all the way up to broader beliefs in our society. I take an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and accepting approach. 

I practice from a relational lens, meaning we decide what therapy will look like together. My areas of clinical focus include: 

-Trauma (family of origin, relational, societal, medical, and more) 

-Relationships 

-Perfectionism 

-Anxiety 

When I’m not in the office I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my dog, family, and friends. I grew up in Austin and am honored to support our mental health community at Therapy Austin. If you are interested in meeting, please click the link below! 

Want help finding a great counselor? Call us at (512) 201-4501 ext. 1 or share your contact info here.

MORE ABOUT Kara

Rates

Starts at $125/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Warm and accepting 

Curious and compassionate 

Anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIA+ affirming 

Specializations

Couples (Gottman)

Services

Couples Counseling
Individual Counseling

Locations

Central Main
North
Offsite

Works With

Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
DBT trained/informed
Gottman Method
HAES/Intuitive eating
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Specializing in couples counseling
Trauma-focused

Qualities

Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Friendly & direct
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Motherly
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Contact Kara

512-201-4501 ext 313

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