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Kara Krauze(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Cultural adjustment- Life transitions-Self-esteem- Trauma-Chronic illness-Caregiver stress & support-
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Professional statement

Kara specializes in working with diverse clients facing challenges with emotional well-being, relationships, professional or artistic goals, trauma, and life transitions. She has experience supporting individuals with depression, anxiety, medical conditions, learning differences, parenting (or child-free), trauma, and loss, including overlapping stressors and how they relate to your mental health and sense of personal agency and well-being.

Kara brings curiosity and compassion to each client session. Many of us carry silences, pockets of experience difficult to express or cloaked in shame from ourselves, our cultures, or our families. The things deemed most difficult to talk about are often the experiences and feelings we most need to express in order to move forward into fuller more satisfying lives. Before training as a therapist, Kara started as a writer and reader, a person looking to find and make sense through words and stories. By expressing our stories – putting our experiences into words – we gain insight into ourselves and greater understanding of others. The shared space of our therapeutic work offers a safe space for thinking about your life and all of its stories, the emotions and people so deeply affecting your mental health and choices.

Kara is a NYS Licensed Master Social Worker (MSW, NYU) and holds an earlier Master’s in Literary Cultures (with a thesis on trauma, narrative construction, grief, and suicide loss). Her undergraduate degree was in International Studies (BA, Vassar College), where she focused on languages and culture, lifelong passions. She has lived and studied outside the United States and enjoys thinking about the benefits and challenges of moving between countries or other geographic/identity spaces, including intergenerational adjustments in culture and language within families. She is an empathetic listener and uses a relational psychodynamic approach, creating a trusting therapist-client environment and rapport, supporting personal growth.


Message to clients

I want to help you feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your choices through improved understanding of your challenges, mental health, and personal priorities. Knowing yourself and your experiences offers access to a fuller life and more fulfilling relationships.

I work with experiences across the lifespan, from young adulthood to parenting to challenges with physical health and aging. I first entered the mental health field passionate about the role our families, our personal and cultural histories, and systemic forces play in our own mental wellness. Grief, loss, and physical and mental challenges affect us all at some point in life’s journeys. My work with clients embraces communication, whole-person and complex experiences as part of wellness, satisfaction, and happiness.

Through our work together, you will gain greater understanding into your feelings and experiences, communication approaches and boundaries within your relationships, and how they relate to your mental health and sense of well-being. I work with you to build and deepen resilience, personal agency, and post-traumatic growth through fuller awareness of struggles and individual and familial patterns, alongside strengths. Part of our work together also involves contradictions, expressing sometimes contradictory feelings and building acceptance as well as cultivating spaces for possibility and change.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years


Karen Horney Clinic, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2023
New York University, MSW, 2020
New York University, MA, 1999

Licensure

New York: 110731

Supervisor: Christine Grounds(LCSW 071844-1)


Languages

English

Specialties

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Kara Krauze 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:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$120 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note