• About Kara

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    Who I am

    Meet Kara Fulop

    Kara Fulop is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the state of Virginia with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, families, and couples. Kara specializes in facilitating growth and recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. She is skilled at assisting her clients achieve improved coping with day to day life challenges, as well as personal and professional obstacles. Being a wife and mother of four gives her a unique and effective perspective when it comes to resolving family conflict.

    Kara’s approach is gentle and holistic. She uses warmth and humor to create an environment where clients are free to share and work through their struggles to become a better, healthier, happier version of themselves.

    Kara is a native Northern Virginian who then graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S in Family and Child Development and a M.Ed in Counselor Education. She has worked in a variety of environments from therapeutic foster care, to inpatient psychiatric treatment, in-home counseling, to crisis intervention. Kara loves cold pillows, belly laughs, good friendships, watching her children love what they are doing, and taking long naps. She enjoys attempting to play soccer, giving back to her community, and dreaming of a beautiful garden and being oceanfront some day. 


     “A lot of times medical professionals feel the need to present perfection at all times. It’s not attainable and gives me (or any patient/client) a false sense of how things should be. Thank you for the candid moments. For being real and honest. For being a super mom that isn’t perfect but is certainly proving it’s ok if you do the best you can! Thank you for being the warrior that openly cares and shows concern and support and all the other emotions our sessions tend to drag up! Thank you for being you… the newest person taking space in my mind and making faces, sarcastic remarks and rolling eyes when I don’t get it right. But also cheering, dancing, singing old songs and clapping when I do! Thank you for always reminding me you have my back”  former client of Kara’s

    Never stop being a good person because of bad people


    Inspirational Quotes

    “Perhaps, we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done”

    “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with powerful thoughts, your life will start to change”

    “Safe spaces means everyone moves easily without fear”

    “Just because someone is “family” doesn’t mean you have to tolerate lies, chaos, drama, manipulation, and disrespect”

    “To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.”