Mental health is an integral part of the human experience. Throughout life, we all can experience overwhelming, confusing, and difficult times. Kiara recognizes that taking that first step in asking for help can be scary, but she invites you to try it. She believes every individual has the potential to grow but may need some support and guidance along the way.
Kiara earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Social Psychology from Ball State University. While pursuing her degree, she gained clinical experience in the university’s counseling practicum clinic and a hospital setting where she worked with a wide variety of individuals, families, and concerns. She was also able to work with collegiate student athletes and adolescents in the juvenile system. Throughout these opportunities, Kiara gained experience with presenting concerns including the following: grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and interpersonal difficulties.
Kiara is interested in working with preteens, adolescents, and adults. Recognizing each person’s unique experiences, she aims to be culturally aware and affirming to create a trusting and safe space where all feel welcome. Her therapeutic style is client-centered, collaborative, empathetic, and goal-oriented. Her integrative approach utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.