Karla Lund



About Karla

Karla believes that everyone deserves to be fully heard and understood. 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.


Karla received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. She completed her clinical training at two Chicago-based organizations, providing therapy to adults involved with the court system working towards reunification with their children, as well as providing trauma therapy to survivors of sexual violence.

These experiences have ingrained in Karla a deep commitment to social justice and anti-racism work. Her practice is affirming and inclusive, and celebrates the diverse identities of each individual - welcoming clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Karla works with adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma, particularly trauma related to sexual violence, as well as issues surrounding relationships, life
transitions, sexuality, and identity.