Kara Poole, MA, ACMHC 

Primary Therapist

Kara has an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY. She has over 12 years experience in the fields of adventure programming and group leadership. As a college professor, she has 8 years of experience teaching classes in outdoor leadership, experiential programming, and group dynamics, all of which are foundational concepts to what we do at Moonridge. She even helped launch an emphasis area in outdoor behavioral healthcare within her academic program. She has also presented at multiple international conferences on the topic of leading groups and experiential programming, and has been training others in this field for over 8 years. Her expertise in the field of experiential education influences how she approaches therapy, making it experiential and engaging for her clients. Kara's strength as a therapist is building rapport with her clients, and engaging them in creative and experiential ways during therapy. Kara brings over a decade of experience leading groups to Moonridge, and is very passionate about group therapy and its ability to create change in clients. When she is not at work, Kara loves exploring the outdoors and going on new adventures with friends and family. Biking, hiking, boating, canoeing, camping- if it's outdoors, she is up for it! She also has a lifelong goal of visiting every national park!
You can email Kara at kara@moonridgeacademy.com


Get to know Kara better by watching her webinar on the Lessons Learned from Adventure Therapy: