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"Life is full of ups and downs; show yourself kindness and patience on the journey."

kyra makowsky, lmsw


all about kyra

With a warm and vibrant personality, Kyra creates a haven for clients to feel like they’re talking with a trusted friend. She comes into every session with authenticity and empathy ensuring clients feel comfortable and safe to open up and share freely. Kyra shapes a non judgemental space where clients are able to openly explore their thoughts and feelings. She recognizes that stressors and difficulties arise throughout life and is committed to supporting her clients as they navigate these moments. 

Clients would describe Kyra as nurturing and highly attuned to their needs as they explore past and present experiences. Understanding that change can be overwhelming, Kyra aims to minimize fear by engaging with clients and establishing a relationship that is genuine and collaborative. Whether facing specific stressors or seeking greater self-understanding, Kyra works alongside her clients while encouraging vulnerability and open communication. She provides consistent and compassionate care focused on meaningful, and lasting impact on her client’s lives. 

how she works

Kyra believes in individualized therapy that is centered on each client’s unique experiences, strengths, needs, and goals. Using a collaborative and client-centered approach, she enables clients to remain the experts of their own lives as she guides them with compassion and honesty. With her sensitive and empathetic nature, she connects with clients while working together to develop plans of care that are most suitable to her client’s lives. Kyra strives for clients to leave sessions feeling validated and with increased clarity, as new insights into their lives arise.  

Focusing on personalized interactions, Kyra draws from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness, developing an integrative approach to sessions that is most suitable to each client and their needs. From her various experiences in the field, Kyra understands the need for tailored care while exploring complex situations. Through using an eclectic lens, Kyra supports clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, and life transitions.

Kyra aims to help clients recognize their strengths and inner power while fostering self-discovery. She is passionate about personal growth and well-being and brings enthusiasm into every session with the goal of empowering her clients. Working with Kyra clients are able to grow while developing greater self-acceptance, life skills, and resilience. 

Get to know me

 headphones + my playlists

One thing you couldn't live without

seeing my friends and family

Something that always makes you smile


Most used emoji

the beach 

Where is your happy place?

teleportation - being able to go wherever, whenever 

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

stretching and lots of coffee

Morning routine

walking and listening to podcast or music

What do you do to de-stress? 

 going over my plan for the week ahead and creating any lists that might be helpful 

How do you set yourself up for a successful week? 


Favorite place you have traveled

exercising, morning and night stretches, music while cooking


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Each book offers unique insights and wisdom, reflecting our therapists' passion for personal growth and well-being. You might find the perfect read that resonates with you on your own journey to a happier, healthier life.

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We believe that you have the power to live your best life, but often need the right support and guidance to get there.