Kara  Beres
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Kara Beres

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Registered Art Therapist, ATR Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Updated January 24, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Kara Beres is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Kara graduated from Drexel University with a MA in Art Therapy and Counseling. She works with adolescence, adults, parents, and couples with mental health challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, unbalanced relationships, emotional pain, self criticism, and other factors that present difficulties to everyday life. She integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach with psycho-education, and an insight oriented and approach to help her client's gain new awareness and develop practical coping skills.

Kara's focus in the healing process is to guide individuals toward self awareness, to energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. She welcomes both individual adults and couples who are seeking to create change in their lives. Therapy offers a safe and supportive space where you can explore your feelings, gain insights into your thoughts and behaviors, and develop coping strategies to manage stress and self-criticism. You don't have to face these difficulties alone; together, we can embark on a journey towards healing and personal growth.


Message to clients

In the midst of life's complexities, it's easy to feel lost, overwhelmed, or simply out of sync with yourself. You may find yourself struggling with emotional turmoil, relationship difficulties, or persistent worries that hinder your daily life. Seeking therapy can be an empowering step towards achieving a sense of balance, clarity, and personal growth.

I understand that taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting. It requires courage and vulnerability to open up about your struggles and seek support. I'm here to help you navigate this transformative journey. Together, we'll delve into the root causes of your challenges, identifying patterns and underlying issues that may be affecting your well-being. Through this exploration, you'll gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your emotions, and your motivations.

Therapy is not just about understanding your challenges; it's about empowering you to overcome them. We'll work together to develop effective coping mechanisms, communication skills, and strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties. I encourage you to take the first step towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. Schedule a consultation with me, and let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth together.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $120

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years


Evergreen, Certified Clinical Trauma Propfessional, 2023


Licensure

Florida: MH21430


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"This therapist is caring, empathic and a leader."
- Zencare client • May 2023
"She was so helpful and informative"
- Zencare client • April 2023