Kira works together with her clients to create a safe, collaborative, growth-oriented space in therapy where constructive ideas can be identified and practiced. Outside of session clients will be invited to practice new ways of acting and interacting with themselves and others. Kira wants her clients to know that therapy involves work. And it can be a joyful process of growth and improvement.
Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression:
Kira works with individuals struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety using a variety of techniques including mindfulness, trauma-focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and narrative therapy.
Peace Building (Conflict Resolution) for Couples and Families:
Kira is a trained Arbinger facilitator and can help you and your family identify and shift dynamics that invite conflict, as well as gain awareness about areas of “self-deception.” We all have blind spots, but it is much more difficult for us to see our own blind spots than those of others. Kira can help you and your family member(s) gain insight, and practice new patterns that invite peace, connection, and understanding. Kira is also trained in the Gottman couples therapy approach.
Therapeutic Work with Adolescents and Parents:
Kira has been working with adolescents for over 10 years. She is passionate about helping young people become their best selves, and cultivate constructive relationships with their families. For the last 4 years Kira has been working with adolescents and their parents at the Anasazi Foundation. For families seeking therapy after their Anasazi experience, Kira is deeply familiar with the program and can help families re-adjust to life after the “trail.” Kira can also help other families recently transitioning from residential treatment in general.
Kira Butler is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Kira got her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland. Before that, Kira got her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University.