Kira Butler

Kira Butler

Therapeutic Approach

Kira works together with her clients to create a safe, collaborative, growth-oriented space in therapy where constructive ideas can be identified and practiced. Outside of session clients will be invited to practice new ways of acting and interacting with themselves and others. Kira wants her clients to know that therapy involves work. And it can be a joyful process of growth and improvement.

Therapeutic Work with Adolescents and Parents

Kira has been working with adolescents for over 10 years. She is passionate about helping young people become their best self, and cultivate constructive relationships with their families. For the last 4 years Kira has been working with adolescents and their parents at the Anasazi Foundation. For families seeking therapy after their Anasazi experience, Kira is deeply familiar with the program and can help families re-adjust to life after the “trail.” Kira can also help other families recently transitioning from residential treatment in general.

Peace Building (Conflict Resolution) for Couples and Families

Kira is a trained Arbinger facilitator and can help you and your family identify and shift dynamics that invite conflict, as well as gain awareness about areas of “self-deception.” We all have blind spots, but it is much more difficult for us to see our own blind spots than those of others. Kira can help you and your family member(s) gain insight, and practice new patterns that invite peace instead of conflict. Kira is also trained in the Gottman couples therapy approach.

Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression

Kira works with individuals struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety using a variety of techniques including mindfulness, trauma-focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and narrative therapy.

Background

Kira Butler is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Kira got her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland. Before that, Kira got her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University.

Areas of Specialty

Adolescents

Parent/child relationships

Parenting

Couples therapy

Depression

Anxiety

Addiction

Substance Abuse

Pornography

Trauma/PTSD

Sexual Abuse

Strengths based therapy

Spanish speaker

Scheduling and Fee

Kira does not accept insurance. Her rate is $100 per session. She will work on a sliding fee scale if needed. Sessions last 50 minutes.

To schedule an appointment you can email Kira at kira.mft@gmail.com or call her at 559-949-7788.