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Kara Vesely, LMFT

Kara Vesely, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LIC NO. 93680

Oakland, CA


As a clinician I like to blend creativity, practicality, and a down-to-earth personality to help create a catalyst for change. The issues I specialize in include eating disorders, mood disorders, OCD, trauma/PTSD, gender issues, and consensual non-monogamy. I began practicing psychotherapy in 2007 and have worked in a variety of settings with different populations, including dementia and individuals with hoarding and clutter issues. My graduate training in Art Therapy psychology helped me understand and promote the true power of creativity in a therapeutic context. I believe that a genuine connection between client and therapist is one of the most important variables that determines the success of therapy outcomes. As such, I prefer a relatable approach when working with clients. I've been told that I have been able to "reach" clients in their deepest moments of darkness. I hope I can reach you too.


Bipolar Disorder
Body Image (Concerns/Issues)
Coping Skills
Cultural and Systemic Oppression
Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Historical/Intergenerational Trauma
Men's Issues
Job Stress
Mood Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Eating Disorders
Highly Sensitive Person
Peer Relationships
Political Climate
Personal Growth
Polyamorous and Open Relationships
Racial Trauma
School Issues
Dual Diagnosis
Relationship Issues
Sexual Identity Issues
Sleep or Insomnia
Social Phobia
Spiritual Abuse and Religious Trauma
Self Esteem
White Privilege/Fragility
Women's Issues
Toxic Masculinity
Veterans/Military Service
War Trauma
Workplace Concerns

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