Degrees

Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Marriage & Family Therapy
California State University, Northridge

Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy
California Lutheran University

 

Certifications & Trainings

TRAININGS

  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Harborview CBT+ Learning Collaborative (intensive training on CBT for anxiety, depression, trauma and disruptive behavior in children)
  • Over 50 hours of Play Therapy trainings
  • Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families (EDGY) 
  • Anxiety & Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Telehealth Laws & Ethics

Kara Meyer, MS, LMHC, CMHS

Child Mental Health Therapist

425.224.5438

kara@unifiedbh.org

As a child and adolescent therapist, I utilize you and your child’s strengths to improve emotional, cognitive and behavioral functioning. I believe that every child has the potential to create a fulfilling life and future with the right support. I use your child’s interests to foster a connection and relationship in counseling. Whether it be through play, art, music, or the outdoors, I want to encourage individuality and confidence while learning how to improve overall functioning.

I specialize in youth 12 & under and the families that love them.  I have specific experience and training with youth and young people with symptoms of autism spectrum, sensory processing difficulties, attention deficits and disruptive behaviors. I take a evidence-based systems approach, collaborating with caregivers, teachers, and other significant adults in the child’s life to identify barriers the child is facing and create a cohesive, consistent and individualized treatment plan. My goal is to help you and your child find balance in your lives.

 Kara Meyer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) and am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents as well as certified in AutPlay Therapy.

Specialties for Children 12 and Under

Disruptive behaviors/emotional outbursts

  • Emotional outburst evaluation
  • Anger management
  • Mood/emotion regulation
  • Coordination with other care providers
  • Parent coaching/teaching about disruptive behaviors & emotional outbursts
  • Educational advocacy

Anxiety and/or depression in children

  • Teach/practice coping skills for anxiety and depression
  • Develop emotional intelligence and comfort with emotional expression
  • Coordination with other care providers
  • Parent coaching/teaching about anxiety & depression in children
  • Educational advocacy

Autism Spectrum/Sensory Processing

  • Functional sensory coping skills
  • Social skills training
  • Parent coaching/teaching about ASD & Sensory Processing
  • Coordination with other care providers
  • Educational advocacy
  • Certified in AutPlay therapy, a specialized therapy for children with ASD

 

Attention-deficits/Difficulty focusing

  • Focusing skills training
  • Social skills training
  • Coordination with other care providers
  • Parent coaching/teaching about attention-deficits and ADD/ADHD
  • Educational advocacy

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