Kara holds a license as a Marriage & Family Therapist (License 0814). She received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and her M.S. in Family Studies from University of Kentucky.
Kara has experience working with individuals of all ages, as well as with couples and families. Kara is committed to helping each client work towards the goals and individual hopes they identify as important to their life and relationships. Each clients is treated with respect and warmth.
Kara believes that the foundation of successful treatment is the therapeutic relationship and values working with clients to solve their personal and relational problems.
I love my work and enjoy offering my clients a safe and supportive environment for them to grow and explore themselves. My style is both conversational and relational. I offer an authentic presence within a collaborative, lively relationship in which self-discovery can be non-threatening and perhaps, even fun. I am committed to sharing everything I know which I believe will help heal the difficulties in one's life. I am inspired each day by the courage clients have each moment they show up for therapy. I became a therapist because, to me, the value in life comes when you return to your value within.
I have a wide range of experiences and feel confident working with clients experiencing issues in the following areas: addiction, depression, relationship issues, child & adolescent issues, sexuality, bereavement, anxiety, and codependency.
I am honored and humbled to be able to say that I love going to work each day and I appreciate the true honor it is to share so deeply with the clients who choose to see me. "Until we make the unconscious conscious, it will dictate our lives." -Carl Jung
My name is Debra Dietz. I've worked in private home health care for 9 years, and I've met so many amazing people along the way that have inspired me to be the person I am today. I support the LGBTQA+ community, and I believe that mental health is a significant part of health care. I am here to help you on your journey to find you the right person for you.
Are you looking for a therapist who can meet you where you are and provide compassion and understanding? Do you find it difficult to make meaningful connections with others and maintain the connections you make? Do you have difficulty with keeping stability and managing stress? If these questions spoke to you thank you for reading further through my profile. I am a clinical intern at Lexington therapy LLC. I attend school at Lindsey Wilson College and will get my master's degree in Human Counseling and Development in December. I have been in the mental health field for three years and have experience working with adults who experience schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder, co-occurring disorders, and addiction.
As a therapist I understand how difficult it can be to connect with a professional. My focus is to meet you where you are in life and help you meet your goals. This includes providing a safe and non-judgmental space to help you feel comfortable about opening up during session. I use different treatment techniques such as DBT, CBT, REBT, and other evidence-based practices.
As a client you are the expert in your treatment. This means we will work on your goals together and I will assist you in the journey that therapy is.