B.A. in Media Arts — Columbia College Chicago
Karla Hargrove brings a diverse background of education and life experiences into her healing work as a trauma-centered psychotherapist. She received a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is an IL Certified Domestic Violence Advocate. After earning her Masters degree, Ms. Hargrove collaborated extensively with adolescents in a group counseling/clinical mentoring program called Working On Womanhood as a Senior WOW Counselor for Youth Guidance. She has additional training with individual adults, couples, seniors and psychotherapy groups from Center on Halsted, Lakeview Pantry and Salvation Army Family and Community Services.
Ms. Hargrove offers a vulnerable space that empowers clients to become stakeholders in their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational wellness. Instilling hope, validation, compassion and empathy in client narratives are an ongoing portion of her clinical care. She enjoys building relationships with diverse individuals, couples, families and groups that are open to a humanistic, collaborative and strengths-based approach that focuses on the whole person.
Ms. Hargrove is participating in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training Intensive for Diverse and Marginalized Communities through UC San Diego. Upon completion, she will be a Certified Teacher of MBSR — an evidence-based approach to stress reduction through mindfulness and meditation. This blends into her advocacy for inclusivity, healing justice and community resilience.