Kara joined the Brooke’s Place team as a contract therapist at the beginning of 2022. A native Buckeye, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio and was a middle school teacher until she started her family. Kara then went back to school to further pursue her passion for helping others and graduated with her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from UD (Go Flyers!). She was a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Ohio and gained experience in community mental health, as a counselor at a county health clinic in Ohio and the St. Vincent Stress Center here in Indiana. She has also been a school-based therapist for Community Health Network in Indy and Talbert House in Ohio, gathering more experience working with children and their families. In addition, she was a therapist for Exodus Refugee in Indianapolis and counseled resettled refugees, most of whom had endured unimaginable trauma and tragedy. She even learned how to provide therapy using interpreters during this time!
Kara has four children and has spent the past several years at home with them. She has known about Brooke’s Place for many years, as BP’s mission is near and dear to her heart. In 2017, she went through facilitator training and worked with the teen-aged groups. Now, Kara is thrilled to be a grief and loss therapist for Brooke’s Place and is in the process of changing her license to an Indiana LMHC. Kara is honored to provide a caring, comfortable, and safe space for children and their families, joining with them to walk through their grief as a team.
Kara and her husband spend most of their time chasing after or “Uber-ing” around their four children. Adding to the fun (chaos?), they have two cats, one golden retriever puppy, and a bearded dragon. Kara also takes care of her children’s school’s six Silkie chickens! Reading is her very favorite thing to do, and she also enjoys yoga, dancing, and swimming with her family in the summer.
Kara Subler, MS