Kara Anderson (she/her)

MS, LMHC, LPCC - Supervisor
Accepting Clients

My care philosophy is not to diagnose, label or categorize but rather to work with you as a whole person. Compassion & equality are key.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL

About My Clients

My ideal client believes in growth and is motivated to effect desired change as a unified and committed team. My clients are my equal and I approach therapy as a collaborative process. Diversity is hallmark to my practice and I welcome differences across all realms. My clients immensely inspire me on a daily basis and remind me of my greater purpose outside of my own microcosm. It is always with utmost respect, humility and honor that I serve them.

My Background and Approach

My qualifications include licenses in Florida and Ohio, 30 years of experience and ongoing continued education. I believe that genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathy are critical to the helping process. As needed, I am also direct and structured in my approach and tend to assign therapeutic homework or tasks (if desired) to enhance the progression and continuity of the process in between sessions. I have the ability to tailor and pace treatment to your individual and unique needs, and I am sensitive to evolving the process at your pace and convenience while still promoting and prompting advancement toward your goals. I also take a holistic approach to health & wellness, with emphasis on achieving improved functioning and balance in major life domains to maximize your overall well being beyond the scope of symptoms. I always operate with the highest degree of ethical conduct and standards of care to insure that you are receiving the most optimal and effective treatment.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Diversity & inclusion are paramount to my core values. I am an avid supporter of LGBTQIA+, women's rights & racial awareness/justice (BIPOC). Equality, humanity, compassion & respect for all people are priority values that run deep to my core & manifest through my work; this extends to animals & other living things such as plants & the environment. Working with LGBTQIA+ counseling issues is a point of passion for me. I have experience with bullying, coming out, internalized homophobia, gender identity affirmation and transgender support. I am extremely mindful of ethics, personal/professional boundaries, work/life balance and taking a holistic approach to healing and maintaining wellness. I strive for integrity in my day-to-day life in every role and always aspire to live in alignment with my values. My personal hobbies and interests include fitness, nutrition, organizing, cooking, music, writing, poetry, photography, travel & spending quality time with others.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 30 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 225/session

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