Kara Lukowski, Therapist in Maryland — Zencare
Kara  Lukowski
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Kara Lukowski

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Maryland Accepting Online
Updated August 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Kara Lukowski, owner of Counseling With Ayurveda, LLC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, who has a holistic counseling practice that works with many modalities. A theme of her work is assisting clients to become more connected in their head and heart, so that one feels they are living in alignment with their values and beliefs. Often a client comes in due to painful interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, anger, impulsivity, addictions, low self-esteem, mood disorders, grief and loss, or because they are suffering with post-traumatic stress due to a recent or past trauma. Kara is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and has many tools to help someone heal and repair parts that feel broken.

What makes Kara’s practice unique, in addition to being a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, is her background working in the field of ayurvedic medicine and yoga. This allows her a broader lens with which to perceive imbalances in body and mind and a robust tool kit of therapeutics to help you find relief. She is also a practitioner of the Vedic astrology system which can be supportive in the therapeutic process to help you understand deep seated karmas, patterns, and even timings of life cycles. She is experienced in 12-step programs and supports the inner work that unfolds through that process.

She uses a strengths based approach along with other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy and Family Systems. Kara is compassionate, non-judgmental and inclusive. She values the cultural differences we all have and is committed to helping you reach your goals. She offers the flexibility of remote Telehealth sessions and is welcoming new clients to her online practice.


Message to clients

Namaste.

Congratulations on finding yourself in the search for a therapist – that means you are already taking a big step forward on the journey towards more happiness and wholeness.

This life, particularly this modern life, is so full of challenges and stressors that we need help sometimes to remember who we are and what we are doing here. We need support in dealing with our emotions, finding copings skills, working through issues with relationships and clarifying what our own values are that we want to live by. I love supporting and guiding clients into their deepest and wisest parts of themselves, while doing healing and repair along the way to the parts that need attention. I believe we all have the answers within, but they get covered and blocked by life experiences, especially the traumatic ones.

We all have the ability to change, heal and grow, so don’t give up until you find a supportive partner to help you on your path. If you want to see if we might be a good fit to work together, please email me to set up a free 15-minute consultation. I hope to hear from you soon.


Specialties

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kara Lukowski 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: $130 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $130

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9 am - 7 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 7 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Counseling With Ayurveda, Owner, Counselor, 2021 - Present
Johns Hopkins Bayview , Mental Health and Addictions Counselor, 2018 - 2020
Advantage Psychiatric Services, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor, 2014 - 2014
Step One, Mental Health and Addictions Counselor, 2013 - 2014
Prakriya Ayurveda, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, Yoga teacher, 2006 - 2014

State University of New York at New Paltz, Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling, 2014
California College of Ayurveda , Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, 2007
Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Neyyer Dam, India, Advanced Yoga Teacher, 2004
Sivananda Yoga, Grass Valley, California, Yoga Teacher, 2002


Licensure

Maryland: LC10048


Languages

English