Karen Lara, BA Psyc, MC, CCC
Karen is a registered mental health therapist and an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) certified mental health professional. Karen focuses her clinical practice in the area of complex trauma and is passionate about exploring alternative and body-centred modalities for emotional growth and healing, particularly through horses. In the past, Karen has worked in community development projects, provided trauma counselling services through Indigenous restorative justice programs and First Nations Court, and written Gladue Reports. She is currently employed as a mental health therapist and clinical supervisor at an Indigenous non-profit health society. Karen has enjoyed volunteering with the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association since January 2016.
Congrats are in order to Karen for recently receiving a qualitative research award from the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, hosted by the University of Alberta: