Kara Pinksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW

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Kara Pinksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

62-64 Pippy Place
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy

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About

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and nearly 20 years experience offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. I understand that reaching out for therapy can be difficult. It can create feelings of anxiety or shame, and a fear of being misunderstood or judged. I believe that therapy should be a non-judgmental, collaborative experience, where you can uncover and confront the obstacles preventing you from having the life you want. With me you will find a non- judgmental, compassionate, trauma-informed, queer positive, gender affirming, respectful space that is inclusive to all.
My approach is informed by extensive experience and training, and I have specialization in Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health. I also offer ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and Auricular Acupuncture.
My therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. I continually pursue education and training to enhance my practice. I look forward to meeting you!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $195
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque
Direct billing unavailable at this time.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • Licence: Newfoundland and Labrador / NLASW3041

Location

62-64 Pippy Place
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Transgender
  • Substance Use
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shoplifting
  • Stress
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Postal Codes
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022
Photo of Kara Pinksen, BA, BSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in St John's
Kara Pinksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW