A Work of Heart Counseling

Kara Kushnir, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C


What inspired you to start your business?

I loved the flexibility and creativity being a therapist offered me and my growing family, and wanted to create a place that provided support to children, teens and families in a way that fostered my philosophy on therapy. It’s hard work because its heart work—it matters. The work we do changes lives, and we provide care with empathy always at the forefront.

What do you love most about what you do?

Seeing people grow and become the best versions of themselves!

What are you/your business best known for?

We are a New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Doc and also do incredible work in maternal mental health and parenthood.

How has your business evolved since you started it?

I used to run my business part-time but when the pandemic hit I was pregnant, and I left my full-time job working as a school social worker and pursued A Work of Heart full time! We’ve doubled in size since.

How is your business involved in your local community?

We provided over 50 pro-bono therapy sessions during the pandemic to those on the front lines in our community.

A Work of Heart Counseling


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