Kara Pierson, MA, MEd, MA

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  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)- #006200
  • 325 Lake Road, Suite 203, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 4P8
  • Phone: 905-809-8122
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  • Session Fees: Individual sessions- $120 and Couple sessions-$150 (sliding scale available)
  • www.karapiersoncounselling.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam

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Free 30 Minute Initial Consultation

You have likely arrived here because you are experiencing frustration, stress or emotional pain and you can’t get past it. Maybe you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or out of control which is affecting your relationships and your life. Because you are not coping well, you may be experiencing a range of emotions-anxiety, depression, shame, anger or guilt. Whatever struggle has brought you here, you have taken that first step to moving past the hurt.
My Counselling Style
My counselling style can be described as creative, compassionate and collaborative. I offer creative approaches to healing and growth and combine these with a variety of talk therapies (EFT, CBT, ACT, solutions-focused, humanistic, mindfulness-based techniques) that are tailored to your needs. I am committed to meeting you where you are at and helping you build upon your strengths. I use creative expression to help address the body/mind connection, enable emotional understanding, and strengthen self-awareness, self-compassion and resilience. I value how cultural and social background is a vital part of the therapeutic process as is self-care and self-compassion.
You may be thinking you are not creative but every person has creative potential. In sessions, you will never be forced to be creative if you are not ready. The therapeutic shift comes from the process and not the end-product and the experience tends to be a non-threatening process that allows you to explore and express emotions that are uncomfortable. I will guide you to tap into your own creative abilities that can open up doors to self-exploration and recalling your own strengths. You’ll be able to step outside of your problem, gain a different perspective and uncover possible new solutions. If you allow yourself to be open to the creative process, you can be kind to yourself, heal and strengthen your wellbeing.
  • Challenging life transitions (any age) and inability to cope
  • Addictions and compulsions (substance abuse, eating disorders, gambling, etc.)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Cultural, spiritual and sexual identity concerns
  • Grief and loss of loved one ( partner, family member, friend, pet) or relationship
  • Trauma
  • Physical health concerns, chronic illness and aging
  • Stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, caregiving

About Me
I have over 30 years experience working as a helping professional in Canada and overseas. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a graduate of Yorkville University’s Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology program. I hold a Masters in Applied Anthropology and Development Studies, a Masters of Education in Comparative International Education, and professional membership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I am also certified with the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF) and have a First Level Medical Qigong qualification. I also am a certified canine massage therapist.

Kara Pierson Reaches

Bowmanville ON