Kara Allen Therapy Austin

Kara Allen, LMFT Associate
she/her/hers

Supervised by Brianne Blevins, LMFT-S

Welcome. Therapy is a powerful tool of change, and embarking down this journey is intimidating. So whether you are brand new to therapy or starting back in on your work, I’m so glad you are here. 

In our therapy, you will find a warm, curious, and authentic counselor. I am wholehearted and ready to meet you wherever you are in your journey. Whether you are struggling with moments from your past, current relationships with yourself and others, or something else altogether. I am compassionate and empathetic. I believe that the relationship we develop together is the foundation for our work. If you don’t feel safe and seen, you will struggle to grow. 

I recognize the cultures and systems around us - taking the time to address them from your unique family all the way up to broader beliefs in our society. I take an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and accepting approach. 

I practice from a relational lens, meaning we decide what therapy will look like together. My areas of clinical focus include: 

-Trauma (family of origin, relational, societal, medical, and more) 

-Relationships 

-Perfectionism 

-Anxiety 

When I’m not in the office I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my dog, family, and friends. I grew up in Austin and am honored to support our mental health community at Therapy Austin. If you are interested in meeting, please click the link below! 

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More about Kara

Area of Expertise

Warm and accepting 

Curious and compassionate 

Anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIA+ affirming 

Services

Individual Counseling
Family Therapy

Locations

North
Central Main
Offsite

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Trauma
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Depression/Low Mood
Life Transitions
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Problems at School
Relationship to Food/Body
Domestic Violence
Problems at Work
Career Transitions
Substance Use
Spirituality
Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Premarital Issues

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in couples counseling
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
DBT trained/informed
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Trauma-focused
Mindfulness modalities
Gottman Method
HAES/Intuitive eating
Practices from an anti-racist lens

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Motherly
Youthful
Enjoys working with older adults
Spiritually sensitive
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Brianne Blevins, LMFT-S

Private Address

512/981-5638

Contact Kara

512-201-4501 ext 313