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Providing a Safe Container for Life’s Messiness

Many crossroads in life can lead you to consider whether therapy or inner work could be helpful: life transitions, creativity blocks, substance use, depression, anxiety, career concerns, relationship and intimacy challenges, trauma, health issues, and the desire to deepen self-knowledge, to name a few. Also, therapy can be valuable for long-term growth and healing or for short-term support.

Whatever brings you here, welcome!

We Deserve to Thrive, not Merely Survive

I am a marriage and family therapist and am passionate about the work I do with individuals and couples journeying toward life experiences that feel more meaningful, creative, and grounded. My goal is to help you gain access to and express your authentic self so you can form deeper connections and enhance your relationships, creativity, and career. Exploring within is a courageous act, as well as a necessary pursuit if you want to life a live that is fully your own.

Our work together will be collaborative. I use a holistic approach that integrates Jungian psychology, Gestalt theory, and somatic awareness of the body and its wisdom. I also work relationally, meaning that the relationship we form has the capacity to heal trauma and to foster growth and gentle change.

I believe we are meant to thrive in this world, not merely survive—or worse, suffer. Therapy has the potential to facilitate the shifts necessary to move into a thriving experience of life.

If you are interested in learning more about how I work, please call me for a free phone consultation. I am located in Old Town Pasadena and serve the Downtown LA, Silverlake, Echo Park, Highland Park, Los Feliz, and Eagle Rock communities.

In addition to therapy, I lead Inner Work Workshops. They are based in Jungian psychology and serve as another “way in,” so to speak. We explore myths and archetypes, create artwork, and build community to experience healing and growth. For more information visit this page.

Join us: We DIY our best lives

Kara Hoppe, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC83478
130 S Euclid Ave, Suite 1
Pasadena, CA 91101
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