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Kara Lukowski(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
FloridaMaryland
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Mind-body connection- Anxiety - Depression-Codependency- Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Kara Lukowski, owner of Counseling With Ayurveda, LLC, has a holistic mental health practice to assist individuals who are feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, angry or confused. Sometimes it’s due to past traumas – maybe from childhood that haven’t been fully addressed but symptoms show up in daily life. Sometimes its due to painful relationships that bring up anxiety, frustration or depression. Sometimes challenges come from issues of co-dependency and low self-worth, which can take the joy out of life and relationships. Sometimes it’s due to grief and loss, or life-changes that feel impossible to cope with.

Kara works with clients to clear out old narratives that are keeping them stuck, assists them in getting connected to their own body’s wisdom, and supports them in gaining confidence to live by their own rules and values.

What makes Kara’s practice unique, in addition to being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, is her background working in the field of ayurvedic medicine and yoga. This allows her a broader lens of understanding your challenges and a robust tool kit of therapeutics to support lifestyle changes. She is also a practitioner of Vedic Astrology which, if you are interested, can help you understand deep seated karmas, patterns, and even timings of life cycles. She is also experienced in 12-step programs and supports the inner work that unfolds through the recovery process.

The modalities she uses most often are Mindful and Somatic approaches, Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kara is compassionate, non-judgmental and inclusive. She values the cultural and spiritual differences we all have and is committed to helping you live in an authentic life that is in alignment with your deepest wisdom.


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 coping 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 20-minute consultation. I hope to hear from you soon.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Counseling With Ayurveda, Owner, Counselor
Johns Hopkins Bayview , Mental Health and Addictions Counselor
Advantage Psychiatric Services, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor
Step One, Mental Health and Addictions Counselor
Prakriya Ayurveda, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, Yoga teacher

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 - Florida: MH23743

Languages

English

Specialties

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

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

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

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

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

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




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours

I am taking new clients for online therapy - contact me and let's get started.


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:$140 (60min)

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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Many insurance plans will reimburse for all or part of your session, even though I am out of network. I am happy to provide you with the appropriate paperwork to submit to them.


Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.