Navigating the world can be murky, difficult and anxiety inducing. Often, there isn’t a clear path. Clients come to me when they are overwhelmed with anxiety and depression as it relates to gender identity issues, LQBTQ issues, trauma, and career frustration. In my office, clients find a safe space to untangle the elements of life that feel heavy and confusing. We work together to create a path forward that feels stable, clear, and bright.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in human services fields for over 15 years. I graduated from University of Colorado Denver with a MA in Counseling and Psychology in 2014. After graduating I went on to work with highly impacted populations of young people, developing a practice that incorporates trauma informed care. I recurved ger EdS. Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy in 2018 and has used that degree to develop comprehensive social emotional and post secondary programming.
Through all of this work I have continued focusing on the LGBTQ community and how the impacts of trauma and oppression impact self esteem, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in working with the LGBTQ community, as well as individuals living with anxiety and depression, and those experiencing career confusion and frustration. I work with each client by using a strengths based and trauma informed lens while tackling issues surrounding identity, oppression, self empowerment, anxiety, and depression. I walks with clients as they overcome life’s hurdles and find a meaningful and clear path forward.
I have worked with individuals for over ten years offering a safe and supportive space to explore the stress of life’s challenges. My background in Trauma Informed Care, LGBTQ Issues, and a social justice mindset allow for us to focus on your personal strengths and the power of the human spirit.
The hardest part is making that initial contact. I am available for free phone consultations. I find that these help put client’s minds at ease as we discuss my credentials, and address any concerns. Please email or call to set up a phone consultation.
New Clients: If this page indicates that I am not available – or if my available times are inconvenient – please feel free to call me directly to see if I can work you in: 720-230-3057.
Kaiser Approved Therapist
Kara Johnson has been credentialed as an in-network Kaiser Permanente provider. Westside will be able to bill your Colorado Kaiser Permanente plan for the mental health services provided. Verify active Kaiser status
Kara Johnson offers online therapy sessions through scheduled appointments. All Westside providers have access to HIPAA compliant and secure teleconferencing software to protect client privacy. Instructions to access a scheduled session will be sent directly by the provider leading up to the appointment.
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