At Enlighten! Counseling, the goal is to inspire & promote lasting change and an overall sense of personal well being. We have a holistic approach in working with all clients which includes treatment modalities such as Mindfulness Training, Brief-solutions Therapy, Client-centered/Client-led Techniques, Stress Management, Empowerment Coaching, Goal Setting and Positive Psychology Strategies. Our intention is to help you feel emotionally stronger & able to return to healthy activities as quickly as possible.
With many years of experience in the behavioral health and wellness fields, our professional therapy team will work with you hand-in-hand to create a individualized treatment & recovery plan that's right for you. We strive to assist every client in making positive and long-term changes that will improve their daily life experience. Our therapists do this through using consistent, outward-focused and evidence-based techniques and by providing an empowering client experience every session. We are here to support you in your journey.
Our therapists truly care about each client. We will assist you in learning and utilizing positive coping skills and mindfulness strategies that can break through limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, difficult feelings and past traumas in order to start incorporating empowering beliefs, positive self-statements and healthy growth activities into your life. We are here to help you achieve emotional healing and a sense of balance in all areas of life. We are committed to your recovery, your personal growth and your total well being!
Kara Van Buskirk, MC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach specializing in alternative approaches to wellness & healing. Her practice is centered on the premise that we all have an amazing capacity for self-healing within us and she believes in the innate ability of each client to find their own answers in order to fully heal and thrive within their lives. Kara has specialized training in Brief Solutions/Client-focused Therapy as well as in Transformational Life Coaching. She brings over 15 years of experience in working with individuals, families, adolescents and couples in both behavioral health and wellness settings. Kara has also been recognized for her individualized approach in working with clients and her ability to motivate change in leadership, personal growth and counseling/coaching arenas.
Master in Counseling Psychology, Summa Cum Laude Graduate at Arizona State University- 2002
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Magna Cum Laude Graduate at Arizona State University- 1998
Licensed Professional Counselor- July 2004 ~ Certified Professional Counselor- March 2004
Transformational Life Coaching Certification, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts- February 2007
Aetna Behavioral Health
Beacon Health Options
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (all states)
Health Alliance Medical Plan
Humana Behavioral Health
Magellan Commercial Plans
Magellan Complete Care
MultiPlan/AZ Medical Network
Optum Health Behavioral Solutions
Starmark Health Plan
Tricare West Region
United Behavioral Health/UMR
*We are not able to accept EAP benefis or Medicare Plans*
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments
or scheduling inquiries you may have.
2155 W Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 201 Phoenix, Arizona 85027
Monday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 5 PM
If you need immediate assistance or are in crisis, please call the
Maricopa County 24-hour crisis line at (602) 222-9444