Kara received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated with honors and was given the esteemed award of Top Psychology Senior of the Year (Willard F. Harley Award).

Kara received her Masters of Arts (MA) degree in counseling from Colorado Christian University, and she completed an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certification program at UC Denver.

Kara is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Colorado, and also a nationally certified Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Kara has been with Legacy Center since the spring of 2010.

Kara serves children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and behavioral concerns. Kara’s therapy services aim at helping clients decrease negative, unwanted behaviors as well as increasing positive, socially appropriate behaviors. She also specializes in teaching coping skill strategies to children. For children who have limited functional communication skills, Kara also specializes in providing PECS communication training. Additionally, Kara has a heart for parent-training, and helping parents in developing strategies and plans to promote positive behavior and a positive parent-child relationships.

When Kara is not providing direct counseling services, she works on the evaluation team as a testing technician under the supervision of Molly White, Ph.D.

Kara lives in Castle Rock with her husband, son, daughter and golden retriever.