About Me

"To be born is to be born into a story of possibility, a story of failure, a story of imagination and the failure of imagination. To be born is to be born with the possibility of courage. Hello to courage.” - Padraig O'Tuama, In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World

Currently based at Hope Counseling Center in Santa Barbara, CA, Karis is passionate about providing empathetic and supportive counseling centered on facilitating insight and gaining skills to be compassionately present to what is true. 


Karis was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and first moved to Santa Barbara almost 10 years ago to attend Westmont College. After receiving her MA in Counseling, MFT/PCC at Saint Mary's College of California, Karis has been practicing therapy in high school, college, and residential settings, serving clients with a variety of mental health concerns. Karis' Masters work focused on the intersection of sexuality and spirituality, creating therapeutic structure for young adult women to share stories and process, founded in a Narrative and Feminist Multicultural Foundation. 

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