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 interacting with others and themselves. 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:
We all want strong, meaningful relationships. Yet sometimes knowing how to create them can be incredibly difficult. Kira can help you and your family member(s) gain insight, and practice new patterns that invite peace, connection, and understanding instead conflict, hurt, and disconnection. Kira primarily uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She is also trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, and is a facilitator for the Arbinger Institute’s “Anatomy of Peace” training.
Therapeutic Work with Adolescents and Parents:
Adolescents in our modern world face challenges unlike those encountered by any other previous generation of young people. With the proper resources they can thrive. Kira is passionate about helping young people become their best, and cultivate strong relationships with their families. Kira has been working with adolescents for over 10 years. Four years were spent 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.
Kira Butler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kira earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, preceded by obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University.