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.
What would your life be like if you woke up tomorrow and everything was just how you wanted it to be? What would be different? Therapy can help you identify and reach those goals. Whether your focus is individual, with your partner, or with a family member - the process can be beneficial and effective. My job is to help guide you through the choices, decisions, and communication patterns that are stopping you from making those improvements or changes. Therapy does not have to be intimidating or anxiety provoking. It can instead be an interactive, thought-provoking, learning experience.
I work with a variety of clients: individuals, couples, and families. I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I am an Air Force veteran, and my husband is a Marine Corps veteran. I am honored, and trained, to work with military members, veterans, and their families.
If it is not convenient for you to come in for appointments, due to location or appointment times - you can work with me in an online platform through. I am happy to walk you through that process.
It has been my experience as a licensed counselor that clients know themselves better than anyone. I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create resolutions and new pathways. A good therapeutic relationship includes trust, authenticity, freedom to express oneself and positive outcomes.
I specialize in treating adults who struggle with mood issues such as anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. My approaches include Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based on theories and methods of change.
I completed my B.A. at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. My Master's degree was also obtained through Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. I am currently enrolled at Capella University where I am finishing my Doctorate in Psychology.
I enjoy helping others and making a difference!
Heide Forrister, MA, in progress LPCA, received her Master's of Mental Health Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Heide has specialized training in trauma therapy, play therapy, and interventions for all ages.
Heide previously worked with children and adolescents in a community health setting. She utilized play therapy and expressive arts as a way of providing clients with a safe place to process through emotions and experiences. As well as counseling children, Heide has offered therapy to adults working through a variety of issues such as relationship difficulties, trauma, and emotional instability. Heide is passionate about providing exemplary mental health care services for any individual seeking treatment.