Office of Student Life

Kara Anand-Gall

Therapeutic Style:

My first goal is to create an environment that feels safe, supportive, and judgement free. Your life experiences, cultures and histories create a story that is unique to you, and you are the expert of your own life. As a social worker, we are shaped by both internal factors that affect our well-being, as well as the external structural forces that shape our position in society. I take a strengths-based, holistic, integrative body-mind-spirit approach to help students find their voice and explore and expand their awareness of the meaning they have placed on their experiences.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include individual therapy, mindfulness practices, trauma-informed care, narrative therapy, family of origin concerns, foster care and adoption, loss and grief, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Educational Background:

I completed a BA in Sociology and Anthropology at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I earned an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University. Currently, I am completing my Master of Social Work (MSW) here at Ohio State University.

Personal Interests:

I live with one human, four cats, four chickens, and forty-thousand honeybees on a small acreage in rural Ohio. I enjoy gardening, preserving food, baking, making egg noodles from my chickens’ eggs, playing, and writing music, and writing poetry, short stories, and essays. I love a good hike.

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This clinician is currently under clinical supervision.  The supervisor of record is Shawn Lucas, MSW, LISW-S, and their license number is I.2102630-SUPV.