Karla graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Provisionally Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Karla is also a registered probation provider that can provide substance abuse evaluations. 

Karla completed her internship at the VA Medical Center as a residential therapist. As an intern, she gained experience working with a variety of mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders and substance use disorders. She has worked with clients of ages 10 on up to 75 years of age. Karla has a strength based perspective and uses techniques and strategies from person-centered, dialectical behavior therapy and solution focused therapy. Karla is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Karla enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to podcasts, traveling, and being active outdoors.