Kara is a registered psychologist who holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She works collaboratively with clients, fostering mutual commitment and responsibility to address their challenges. Kara empowers clients to engage their own reflective thinking and capabilities, while also offering new knowledge and learning. Clients describe her as compassionate, helpful, patient and encouraging. Kara has a special interest in supporting adults and couples experiencing relationship struggles. She thoroughly enjoys helping clients better understand themselves and their relationships. For many years Kara has used concepts from Bowen Family Systems Theory in conjunction with offering effective and practical skills, helping clients discover new choices, improve coping and better communicate when relationship challenges arise. In both private and public settings, Kara has helped children, adolescents, parents and adults manage a range of issues. She is particularly dedicated to helping clients develop the important skill of self regulating strong emotional reactions. Kara tailors her approach to your individual situation. In addition to Bowen’s Theory, she draws on a range of evidence-based treatments including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.