Kara Kilroy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts at the Boston Child Study Center, where she specializes in providing individual and group therapy and parent coaching to adolescents, young adults and their families. Kara has formal training in a variety of evidenced based practices such as; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex PTSD, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Prior to her time at BCSC, Kara worked as a school counselor for nearly a decade in both the Westwood and Canton public school districts. While in this role, Kara supported students’ academic and social emotional needs within the school setting. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults with mood disorders. While working within the schools, Kara completed coursework and training for her LMHC at Leonard Morse Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and as an intern as a School Adjustment Counselor at Westwood High School.
Kara received her B.A in Psychology with concentrations in Biopsychology and Women’s Studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She earned her M.Ed in School Counseling from University of Massachusetts Boston and completed coursework and training for her LMHC at Cambridge College.
Kara leads with authenticity and compassion and strives to meet each of her clients exactly where they are.