Karis Ward LMHCA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
Karis earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and is a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington. She is also certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
She believes that the therapeutic relationship between the counselor and client is critical for one’s healing journey to begin. She offers a safe and welcoming space for everyone. Karis is trained in providing EMDR for working through trauma. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and families. She has experience in working with trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, and processing grief.
Karis uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, Person-Centered approach, and trauma focused approach through the use of EMDR. Her desire is to help each client find healing and gain skills in order to navigate life’s many challenges.
She and her husband have lived in Spokane for 10 years and love the Northwest. They are raising three children who keep them busy and full of activity. Karis loves spending time with family and friends and also loves to travel when given the chance.