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Author — Kara James, MS, LPC, NCC

Kara James

Kara James, MS, LPC, NCC
Chief Operating Officer
Licensed Professional Counselor
Location: Ramsey

(201) 661-8070


My Focus Areas:
Couples, relationship challenges, anxiety, parenting/co-parenting, life transitions

My Therapeutic Tool Box:
CBT, Gottman, MBSR, Solution Focused

Client Population Focus:
Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Seniors

Masters of Science in Counseling & Bachelors of Arts in Forensic Psychology

As the Chief Operating Officer of Wellness Counseling, I have the privilege of not only providing therapy but also overseeing the operations that ensure our practice runs smoothly. This unique perspective allows me to understand the intricacies of our organization and provide holistic care to our clients. My role as COO has strengthened my commitment to creating a welcoming and efficient environment where your well-being is our top priority. Whether it’s managing the practice or working directly with clients, my mission remains the same: to support individuals on their journey toward healing, personal growth, and a better quality of life.

As a therapist, I believe in authenticity and transparency. The person I am out in the world is the person you will get in the therapy space. My approach is grounded in being real, genuine, and relatable. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you can feel comfortable being yourself, where you can share your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. My commitment to you is unwavering, and my goal is to support you in your journey towards healing and personal growth. Together, we’ll work collaboratively, and you can expect to receive the same level of care, empathy, and respect that I offer in every facet of my life.

My passion lies in fostering curiosity and vulnerability. I empower you with knowledge and skills to navigate life’s challenges, exploring your unique strengths. Together, we’ll cultivate a life filled with fulfillment, resilience, and meaningful connections. As Brene Brown wisely said, ‘In a society that says put yourself last, self-love, and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary.’ I’m here to support you on this revolutionary journey.”

Writings and Publications

blue tinted sand maze

“Beyond the therapy room: I love all things health and wellness, I am a Mom of three.”

Trusted by our clients

I started visiting the wellness group a few years ago when I was really at a low point. Looking back, I didn’t even know who I was! Over the years, the girls here have helped me find a way to not only figure out what was holding me back, but how to really just wake up with the confidence I never thought possible. Please take my words and hear me out, this is THE place !!! The fact that I never had to feel alone on my path to where I needed to be, was more than I could ask for 🙂

~ Client

I highly recommend this group to anyone. Taylor is an amazing therapist, she is patient, supportive and a great listener. She has changed my outlook on life for the better!

~ Client

My therapist is absolutely amazing. They’re the best therapist I’ve ever had and they always listen to what i have to say and have helpful coping mechanisms for me to try, many of which have improved my mental health tremendously. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.

~ Client

Dr. Politis helped my oldest daughter during a difficult divorce and I could not be more grateful. She truly cares and relates to adolescents and young adults. Her office staff were communicative with scheduling and insurance which was very helpful. She is one of the only therapy offices that accepts insurance and handles it for you. In the past I always had to submit myself. The other therapists that work there are great too-very warm and well trained.

~ Client