Kara Cunningham

(CMHC)
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About Me

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in Utah with over 13 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, addiction, Bipolar Disorder and personality disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse, as well as abandonment issues. I have received some training on betrayal trauma as well.

My counseling style is warm and interactive and I believe to some extent empowering for others. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, ACT, and rational-emotive counseling. I also use EMDR when appropriate for the counseling situation. I also use seeking safety with clients at times. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I am a christian myself and feel my training and years of experience will guide me through in helping those who are struggling in their life to navigate through this life. I love to empower others to do what they feels is best for them. I help navigate with the tools they may be able to use to get to their end goal.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #4989161-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after counseling with Kara for 2 weeks

Ms. Cunningham is very kind and patient with her clients. She listens, asks thought provoking questions, and encourages their thoughts and solutions. I've never felt judged as I've shared some private things about myself and how I think.