75 Great Road

Acton, MA  01720

978-844-3690

Kara Wetzel Counseling.Wellness.Art was created to serve those facing emotional, physical and spiritual challenges to their health and functioning. Drawing upon tools and skills gained over years of training and experience in the fields of Mental Health Counseling, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma Therapy I have developed a unique, holistic approach to healing. It is my hope that clients will come to my practice and feel heard and hopeful in finding their individualized path to Wellness.

Training & Experience

Education:

  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy, Lesley University

  • Post Graduate Study, Anna Maria College Institute for Music Consciousness

  • Bachelor of Music Education, Miami University

Professional Training:​

  • Trauma Certificate Program, Trauma Center at JRI, 2016-2017

  • EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Levels I & II

  • The Wellness Path to Recovery: Integrating Physical & Mental Health

  • Silent Mind, Awakened Heart: Managing Mood w/ Yoga & Art

  • The Arts & Brain: Implications for Health, Education & Therapy

  • Parenting, Teaching and Treating Challenging Kids; The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach (MGH), 2014

  • Guided Metta Meditation to the Sound of Singing Bowls, 2014

  • Music Wellness Classes for your Community, 2014

  • Pathologies of the Mind-Body Interface, C.G. Jung Institute, 2013

  • Guided Imagery and Music, Level II Training and Practicum, 2011

  • Guided Imagery and Music, Level I Training and Practicum, 2008

  • Drawing and Drumming in Groups, 2011

  • Using Expressive Arts Therapy to Treat Eating Disorders, 2011

  • Transforming Grief: Helping Adolescents & Their Families, 2011

  • Psychology and Mythology-CJ Jung Institute, 2008

  • Music Therapy in the Wellness Field, 2006

  • Women’s Therapy Groups, 2003

  • Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behavior, 2003

  • The Impact of Trauma on Child Development and Behavior

  • Limit Setting with Children and Adolescents, 2003

  • Developing New Leadership, 2003

  • Grief and Loss in the Lives of Children, Adolescents, & Families

  • Youth at Risk for Violent Behavior and Gang Involvement, 2002

  • Creating Peaceable Schools Institute, Lesley University, 2001

 

Employment:

  • Trauma Center at JRI: Metrowest Behavioral Health Center, Staff Clinician

  • Indian Hill Music School, Music Therapist Program Coordinator

  • Prakash Ellenhorn, Clinician and Expressive Therapist

  • Element Design, Project Manager

  • Ohio Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Expressive Arts Therapist

  • Southeast Alternative School, Counselor and Expressive Arts Therapist

  • Germaine Lawrence, Intern

  • McLean Hospital, Intern