Karla believes that everyone deserves to be fully heard andunderstood. She strives to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients through warmth, authenticity and a sense of humor, holding space for them to explore themselves more deeply and gain the
insights needed to grow and heal. She takes a collaborative approach to addressing clients’ concerns, emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic relationship and tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs and strengths of each client. Karla practices from a strength-based, client-centered and trauma-informed perspective, and incorporates various modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and psychodynamics.
Karla comes with a breadth and depth of experience in the nonprofit sector, working with diverse and underserved populations of all ages in various capacities prior to graduate school. During this time, she gained extensive experience working with individuals impacted by trauma, including adult immigrants and refugees, homeless young adults, and youth in the foster care system.