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Kara Bucci, LCSW

Kara Bucci, LCSW, Therapist in Kingston, NY -  Hudson Valley

As a therapist, I welcome feedback, and view our relationship as an integral part of the therapeutic process. I help people with a variety of goals: to live well, to create oneself, to understand more deeply and grow, and to cultivate the kinds of relationships that give life meaning and joy.  A therapeutic partnership allows us to explore our patterns of living—of thinking, relating, communicating, and behaving—and remake them to make life more satisfying. I partner with adults and adolescents who face anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, family conflict and challenging phase-of-life transitions. People also partner with me during crises in relationships, identity, and consciousness.

The passion I bring to my work as a therapist is based on this deep curiosity for understanding the world in front of me and the dynamics of how we relate to one another. 

I view people as complex and deserving of respect, dignity, and compassion, and I bring a decade of clinical experience into our relationship. I understand the strength it takes to show up for a session when you’d rather be anywhere else than talking about your hardships. I respect if trust doesn’t come easily, and I will do my best to earn and keep yours. I empathize with wanting to seem put-together and “fine” while keeping the more vulnerable parts of yourself hidden. I’ll stand by you in some of your toughest moments and I’ll celebrate with you when you feel yourself making changes you thought were impossible.


I opened the doors to my Private Practice in Beacon in 2019 and after some time felt it would be important to have other specialists on my team to offer more clinical support in the community. Upstate Therapy Group is made up of hard working, like-minded, smart, thoughtful clinicians who came together to help better the place where we live: the Hudson Valley. My clinical trainings include Functional Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and most recently I am a candidate in Psychoanalytic Training at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 

Kara's Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Emerging Adulthood

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions

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