Kara Crossland brings warmth, compassion and personal experience to her work helping individuals, couples and families who seek counseling in Loveland and Northern Colorado. She believes in the power of a strong client-therapist relationship, and works to create a warm and welcoming environment that invites openness and healing. Kara helps with a variety of personal and relationship concerns, including affair recovery, trust issues, communication, conflict resolution, divorce, intimacy, pre-marital counseling, second marriages, blended family issues, life transitions, career counseling, empowerment, panic attacks, parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, identity issues, life coaching, sexual issues, substance abuse, trauma, and abuse. Kara works with adolescents and teens for a variety of reasons, including, self-injury, self-esteem, suicidal ideation, self-worth, drugs and alcohol, depression, school and family issues, and goal setting.
Kara earned her master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado at Denver. Kara graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to becoming a counselor, Kara was a high school teacher for 10 years. Her passion for teaching drove her passion of helping others which led her to pursue a career in counseling.
Kara works extensively with individuals and couples in Loveland and Northern Colorado. Every person is different and Kara respectfully tailors her approach to the needs of each individual seeking therapy. She uses a variety of trusted techniques in her work, incorporating strategic and structural functionalism, family stress, intergenerational, and bio-psycho-social theories. She also includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Gottman method techniques. She establishes a safe place for her clients to begin to trust themselves and explore their innermost feelings and thoughts. You will be empowered to become your own advocate and agent for change while she continues to support you to sustain the positive changes you have achieved.
The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and a powerful facilitator of change. Counseling establishes a safe place so that you may explore your feelings and thoughts, and begin the process of trusting yourself. Kara believes integrity, trust, safety, patience, and love are the most important components of the client-counselor relationship.
Kara offers flexible hours and a free initial consultation to make counseling as accessible as possible to you. She often has same day or next day appointments available. Kara has morning, afternoon, and evening availability to fit all schedules. Call today to schedule your first session at her Northern Colorado counseling office.