Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern
Klara received her Master’s degree from Alliant International University and is completing her PsyD in their Couple and Family Therapy program.
Klara believes that learning to reach towards our loved ones, rather than away from them, can improve many other aspects of our lives, such as resiliency, self-esteem and intimacy. Thus, Klara’s goal in therapy is to help families, couples, and individuals improve their relationships and ability to connect to others.
Klara is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and works from an attachment perspective to promote compassion and understanding in relationships, in order to change negative patterns of interaction. In addition, Klara models empathy, authenticity and transparency to create a safe environment, with no judgment, where clients can feel, heard, validated and comfortable.
Klara has experience working with mental health diagnoses, such as Depression and other Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Substance abuse and Trauma. Klara seeks to help clients process difficult emotions and understand their behaviors, as well as, develop more beneficial and safer coping strategies.
Klara is currently working with children with autism and is being trained in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI). RDI is a treatment model designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism by promoting dynamic thinking, flexibility, emotional development and social relationships.
Klara Placek, MFT (#97154) is supervised by Dr. A’verria Martin, LMFT (#83363)