Kera utilizes an attachment-based and emotionally-focused approach to help clients improve their relationship with self and others. She strongly believes that there is no “one size fits all” approach to counseling and strives to create a safe environment that is non-judgmental, culturally responsive, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and sex positive. Kera draws from psychodynamic, ACT, EFT, strengths-based, sand tray therapy, and motivational interviewing approaches in her work with clients.
Kera has experience addressing anxiety, substance use, relational distress, OCD, depression, codependency, boundaries and assertiveness training, life transitions, adult children of alcoholics/addicts, family of origin concerns, and childhood trauma. She is passionate about working with teenagers and young adults who are exploring their identity and has a special interest in working with people who have experienced religious trauma. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and enjoys working with couples who would like to improve emotional safety in their relationship.
Kera has worked in a variety of settings including intensive outpatient for substance use and mental health, in-home therapy, college counseling center, and outpatient mental health services. She is licensed by the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).