Kara  Kihm
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Kara Kihm


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
North Carolina Accepting Online
Asheville Accepting In-person

At this time my practice is remote. Clients have indicated there are many benefits from receiving therapy in the comfort of their own home. I enjoy working with clients across NC

Updated September 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Divorce & separation
  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Kara Kihm is an intuitive therapist and practices holistic therapy and energy work virtually in the state of North Carolina. Her credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Reiki Master (RMT) and author allow her to use an integrative approach focusing on the mind, body, and spirit. In her practice she uses traditional therapy models such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Somatic work as well as meditative practices, breathing techniques, imagery work and a practice called Mana Gardening. She believes that Reiki/energy work is incredibly beneficial in the healing process.

Kara has written a book, Discovering My Wings, which depicts how her life radically transformed when she started fearlessly following her inner guidance. Kara now works with women helping them access the most empowered version of themselves through finding the voice of their intuition. She offers a 3 month program to help clients discover their wings.

Message to clients

What does it mean to Discover Your Wings? Well for me it meant that I started accessing the most empowered version of myself and living in alignment with my soul calling. It meant that I tuned out the noise of the world and started following the voice of my intuition. It meant that I discovered and embraced my authenticity. In this 3 month program, we will deep dive for the first 8 weeks into.....WEEK 1- The Hero’s Journey, WEEK 2 -Mind Gardening- a meditation technique, WEEK 3- Intuition, WEEK 4- Consciously Co-creating Our Life, WEEK 5 -Fear, WEEK 6- Self Compassion, WEEK 7- The Obstacle IS The Way, WEEK 8- Trust. The following 4 weeks we will integrate these concepts. This program is based on the 8 sections of my book. In my book I share how my life radically transformed when I started following my inner wisdom. Through trusting in the divine and following my intution I learned that nothing is out of reach, but you have to do the reaching. I look forward to leading you on your hero's journey. Contact me for package rates.


Highly Sensitive People - I specialize in working with highly sensitive individuals. Elaine Aaron has done research regarding this specialty. Being highly sensitive is a super power and it can make living in a very stimulating world challenging. I work to assist clients in regulating their nervous system.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents


Kara Kihm is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $115 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

At this time I am not working with insurance.


Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Asheville practice
31 College Place, Suite 224, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-3pm
  • Tue 9am-3pm
  • Wed 9am-3pm
  • Thu 9am-3pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat not available
  • Sun not available

Work and Education

Self Employed , psychotherapeutic reiki, 2015 - Present

Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters in Social Work, 2005


North Carolina: C009245