Kara Petersen

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

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Verified by Psychology Today
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Kara Petersen

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 303-2809
Offers online therapy

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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 303-2809

About

If you have spent time near the ocean, or any wild place really, you may have had the experience of returning again and again to the same place to find it utterly different each time. Therapy is like this. Together, we return again and again to experiences, emotions, themes, patterns, and images each time allowing for exploration of the different nuances, tones, and textures of your life. As a depth-oriented psychotherapist, I aid clients in deepening their understanding of and creating meaning in their lives to affect personal change.
Together, we will increase awareness, bring unconscious patterns to light, build a greater understanding of yourself, heal and strengthen relationships, calm anxieties, and communicate effectively. My job is to build trust, listen with a non-judgmental and affirming ear, and offer you support and resources.
Please reach out with questions or to see if we are a good fit.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $190

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Prelicense: California / 126471
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2021
  • Supervisor: Ben Heilveil
  • Supervisor License: California / 107010

Endorsements

Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
"I strongly recommend Kara's clinical work for her humor, intelligence, resourcefulness, and compassion."

Location

Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 303-2809
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 303-2809
Specialties
  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022
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Kara Petersen

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT