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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What would it be like if you woke up tomorrow and felt better? That is a real possibility.
You are likely here because you are experiencing some life change or situation that is causing you stress, emotional pain or unhealthy coping. I get that you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed which is affecting your relationships and your life.
I bring creativity and life coaching skills into therapy because every client is unique and has different ways of responding and learning. I believe that there needs to be some flexibility in the process to allow you to be empowered through the counselling process and gain insight, tools and build upon your strengths. Based on my effort to create a strong therapeutic connection and my own professional and personal experiences, I can help you to build upon your strengths, uncover what lies beneath your challenges and find practical solutions.
Specialty areas
I will support you to process and better cope with whatever life change or situation you are experiencing. 
  • Anxiety, depression, anger
  • New life stage (retirement, empty-nester, caregiver) 
  • New life role (new parent, newly single)
  • Relationship difficulties (disconnect, communication, conflict, break up, parenting)
  • Family changes (divorce, blended, adoptive, foster)
  • Transitional aged adolescents (behaviour and emotional issues, identity exploration)
  • Grief and loss 
  • Psychological effects of health concerns, chronic illness and aging
  • Stress, burnout, compassion fatigue
  • Career/work or school changes
  • Not reaching your full potential 

Why Me?
I approach my therapeutic work based on my own life experiences and through my lens as a helping professional (years of experience in humanitarian aid and international education). I have learned how to manage significant life changes successfully and to make sense of the link between doing meaningful work and burnout. 
Bringing creativity and life coaching skills into therapy allows me to meet you where you are at. We can start your growth work from there. Taking a flexible and holistic approach allows me to integrate in-depth exploration and practical solutions into our sessions. You will see my style is collaborative, authentic and supportive which strengths our therapeutic connection. This is key to you feeling safe and taking steps towards letting go of those unhealthy beliefs and habits and achieving positive, lasting change. 
  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) 
  • M.A. in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)
  • M.Ed. (OISE/University of Toronto)
  • M.A. (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
  • Professional membership with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Certified coach with the Certified Coaches Federation
  • First Level Medical Qigong 
  • Specialized training in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples
  • On-going training in the Hakomi method

Kara Pierson Reaches

Bowmanville ON