Provides online therapy
Currently accepting couples desiring a weekend intensive or marathon experience.
Hello! I am Dr. Kara Kellison, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and I am excited to share with you a little bit about myself and my therapy practice so you can determine if I might be an ideal fit for your relationship. I have worked in a variety of settings after earning my PhD from Seattle Pacific University – I have learned from those experiences that relationships can get richer and healthier if you’re willing to consistently take small steps forward.
I work with couples utilizing a research driven, process-based, cognitive-behavioral approach that includes mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My goal is to work myself out of a job – meaning I approach the process in a manner that ensures your relationship does not become “therapy-dependent.”
My role is to assist partners in enhancing their friendship, strengthen conflict management, explore shared meaning, deepen connection, and purposefully process past pain, hurts, and betrayals. My goal is to help you achieve more fulfillment in the relationship.
Working with me will include a careful assessment of the relationship’s strengths and areas that need improvement before beginning treatment. This assessment and feedback will be completed over the first three appointments, which is in alignment with the Gottman Method Couples Therapy model. While it is normal to want to immediately move into treatment, it is like hitting the gas pedal before the GPS has come online. The early investment in assessment facilitates a more direct approach throughout the remainder of the work.
If this sounds hopeful, I encourage you to reach out so we can set up an initial session. I look forward to working with you.
A few additional options: I also offer intensives/marathons, Discernment Counseling, and ASAP appointments (within 48-hours of you contacting me).