Khara Hesse, smiling for the camera.

Khara Hesse, MA, Mental Health Practitioner, CYT (they/she)

Khara is a mental health practitioner who enjoys supporting couples, families, and individuals in addressing relational issues and finding growth and healing.

APPROACH

Khara brings a holistic, systemic perspective, viewing individual challenges within the context of relational, cultural, and environmental systems. They bring a warm, compassionate, and collaborative approach to therapy and prioritize offering a safe and accepting space for all. Khara strives to be LGBTQIA+ affirming, body positive, sex positive, anti-racist, and culturally sensitive and they are committed to continuous learning and accountability.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Khara’s clinical interests include couples therapy, relational issues, identity development, stress-related issues, life transitions/adjustment, healing from childhood wounds, anxiety, and depression. Khara is a certified yoga instructor and appreciates the benefits that mindful movement, meditation, and intentional breathwork can bring to mental and physical health.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Khara has 10 years of experience in the human services field working with individuals of all ages and diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. They received their bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2013 and their master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2023. As a pre-licensed clinician, they are working under the supervision of Donny Hobbs, MA, LMFT, Certified Executive Coach, NLP Practitioner and clinic owner, while completing the requirements for licensure. Khara has received specialized training in Gottman Institute Couples Therapy and the use of yoga in the treatment of trauma, as well as advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (an attachment-based couples therapy modality).

PERSONAL

In their free time, Khara enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, reading, rock climbing, traveling, and spending time with their loved ones.
SPECIALTIES
  • Relational Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Stress-Related Issues
  • Life Transitions/Adjustments
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
SEEING CLIENTS
  • In-person
  • Virtually