Kara Vesely

Oakland (2710 Telegraph)

Kara Vesely


LIC NO. 93680

As a clinician I like to blend creativity, practicality, and a down-to-earth personality to help create a catalyst for change. The issues I specialize in include eating disorders, mood disorders, OCD, trauma/PTSD, gender issues, and consensual non-monogamy. I began practicing psychotherapy in 2007 and have worked in a variety of settings with different populations, including dementia and individuals with hoarding and clutter issues. My graduate training in Art Therapy psychology helped me understand and promote the true power of creativity in a therapeutic context. I believe that a genuine connection between client and therapist is one of the most important variables that determines the success of therapy outcomes. As such, I prefer a relatable approach when working with clients. I've been told that I have been able to "reach" clients in their deepest moments of darkness. I hope I can reach you too.


  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Body Image (Concerns/Issues)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image (Concerns/Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Historical/Intergenerational Trauma
  • Hoarding
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Job Stress
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Highly Sensitive Person
  • Peer Relationships
  • Political Climate
  • Personal Growth
  • Racial Trauma
  • School Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Identity Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Phobia
  • Spiritual Abuse and Religious Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • White Privilege/Fragility
  • Women's Issues
  • Toxic Masculinity
  • Veterans/Military Service
  • War Trauma
  • Workplace Concerns