Kara Kilroy, M.Ed

Fellow in Mental Health Counseling

Kara Kilroy is a Fellow in Mental Health Counseling at Boston Child Study Center, where she provides supervised cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for children, adolescents, and their families.

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. Following her undergraduate work, Kara worked as a research associate at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies working primarily on a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant funded study researching the effects of heavy drinking on smoking cessation behaviors and outcomes. Kara left this position to pursue a graduate degree in school counseling and graduated from University of Massachusetts-Boston with her M.Ed in School Counseling in 2009. Kara has worked as a school counselor for over a decade, supporting students’ academic and social emotional needs within the school setting. She has extensive experience working with adolescents with anxiety, mood disorders and school avoidant behaviors. Kara completed coursework for her Licenced Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) at Cambridge College and is accruing hours towards her independent license.