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Kara Bradshaw Psychotherapy, LPC

Kara Bradshaw has a variety of different experiences but works best with those who are recovering from substance abuse, those who struggle with self-esteem and improving personal views of their own life, those who want to learn how to better cope with their depression and anxiety, and those who want to start planning for their future but don't know what steps to take.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Texas
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Profile
“I truly enjoy learning about and understanding other people as well as helping them improve themselves.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I attended therapy my senior year of high school. Instead of working on myself, I asked a lot of questions about becoming a therapist. I truly enjoy learning about and understanding other people as well as helping them improve themselves. I previously worked at a residential treatment center for teenagers struggling with substance abuse, which taught me a lot about how to work with teenagers but also showed me how to provide grace to those who are human and struggling.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake and getting-to-know-you process typically takes about three weeks, giving the client ample time to adjust to opening up and working on themselves. There are times where I assign very loose homework; although I expect you to do some personal work outside of session, it won't involve a lot of paperwork. I enjoy working with clients who desire to change and want help identifying and working toward that change.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up in a loving home but one that was broken at times. I experienced divorced parents and other stressful situations similar to those my clients may have experienced. I use my experiences and my own upbringing to provide compassion and understanding to those struggling within their own families and systems, and I believe that we are all impacted by the people around us at some point. However, we can learn to use our upbringings in ways that shape us positively.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The most exciting thing about therapy and the changing mental health landscape is that treatment is starting to become more widely accepted. Although the pandemic was a huge disruption in people's lives, it opened a door for those who are struggling and have been struggling for years. I am very interested to see how this impacts the mental health field in the long-run.
“I use my experiences and my own upbringing to provide compassion and understanding to those struggling within their own families and systems, and I believe that we are all impacted by the people around us at some point.”
Interested in speaking with Kara?