About Dr. Kara

Marriage and motherhood have been my most daring, humbling adventures.

Hi! I'm Dr. Kara - a wife, mom of 3, and an award-winning relationship coach. For more than a decade, couples have let me peek behind the curtain into their relationships to offer encouragement and guidance.

With a PhD in family studies and a master's in dispute resolution, I love people, understanding how they tick, and observing how they interact and influence each other.

I've been a relationship blogger for Psychology Today and have been featured in outlets like Brides and the DFWChild podcast.

My goal is to blend science-backed skills with humor and straight talk - to make relationship research "doable" for your real life.

Showing up well for our people is probably the hardest, most important work we'll ever do.

I hope you'll find tips, insights, and resources here to encourage you in the relationships that matter most.

-Kara

Education:

  • Ph.D. Family Studies, Texas Woman's University
  • M.A. Dispute Resolution, Southern Methodist University
  • B.A. Corporate Communications-Public Affairs and Psychology, Southern Methodist University

Professional Certifications:

  • Dream Big Certified Coach
  • PREP Certified Facilitator
  • Certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator
  • Bringing Baby Home Educator, The Gottman Institute
  • Certified Family Life Educator, National Council on Family Relations
  • Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
  • 42-Hour Domestic Relations and Dispute Resolution Certification
  • 40-Hour Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certification
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