Kara Jean Brei (they/them)

LAC-21605
Accepting Clients

Are you a unique person needing a unique counselor with a rock-solid plan? Ready to rewire and get more out of life? Come on in!

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Phoenix, AZ
Supervised by Rebecca Duffy, LPC/Benjamin Meyer, LPC

About My Clients

Recent quote from a satisfied client: "Just wanted to say that I really appreciate you and how easy you make it to open up and talk. I've seen a few counselors/therapists and it was like pulling teeth!" My clients are often LGBTQ, have a history of religious or family trauma, are experiencing extreme emotions, navigating open relationship styles, and/or are struggling with hopelessness/self-harm/thoughts of being unalive. Entrepreneurs, entertainers, and sex workers often find me enlightening.

My Background and Approach

I have worked in a youth treatment center, an upscale rehab, a maximum-security jail, and a long-term mental health hospital. Moral of the story is that I am swift to evaluate options and enhance motivation in all types of situations. If that doesn't work, I am creative and use more artistic, body integrated ideas. My undergraduate degree is in performance art. This means I studied visual and theater art as my foundation. This informs my approach because I believe it takes creativity to move from challenges to solutions. I built a small book of easy-to-understand diagrams on how childhood trauma, addictive behaviors, and codependent relationships all dance together. This is a primary tool that I use in the first few sessions we spend together. The counseling methods I use are increasing conscious awareness, trauma processing, storytelling, meaning discovery, and solution development. I am well-versed in open relationships, kink/fetish culture, and nomadic/festival lifestyles.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

If you have any chemical abuse, I can work with you using a full stop or dial-it-back approach. I am very flexible and work to meet people where they are at. We send lots of reminders for our friends with ADD about appointments and are flexible about scheduling. We understand that life is hard - that's why you are seeking counseling. My main goal is to be the counselor you always needed. The one that is down to earth, easy to talk to, and that will help you explore your options. I want to make mental health as accessible and understandable as possible. If you've questioned the point of therapy before, I get it. Sometimes it can seem like just paying someone to hear you vent, but I believe it is meant to be more than that. I aim to operate in the realm of surgery for the soul instead of being just another band-aid. Reach out today and let's find a way to slay the rest of your life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • The Satanic Temple
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 180/session

Info

(602) 688-9148 Email Kara Jean
Diamond Resource Center
1245 E Diamond St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
The Harbor Counseling
4700 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282

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