Kara Burr specializes in play and art therapy in her work with children and adolescents dealing with abuse, neglect, body image, mood disorders, anger/rage, negative self-concept, problematic school behavior, and grief issues. She also works with adopted children and their families to help facilitate the bonding process and help them form trust-based relationships.
She has a BA in Psychology from Texas Christian University, and a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Kara is trained in TBRI, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, which is an empirically based model to assist children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, maltreatment and neglect. Kara is also a certified DBT therapist having been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy under the supervision of Behavioral Tech. In addition to individual counseling, Kara also leads DBT Skills groups with adolescents.
Kara’s chief desire in counseling is to walk graciously alongside her clients, gently challenge them, help them restore a positive sense of self, and build authentic relationships with family and others.