meet our team

With a desire to help those within the local community with their mental health, we began as a one-woman office.

In May of 2021, we added our Office Coordinator, Anna, to our team and moved into a bigger space to accommodate more clients and group offerings. Today, we are located on Brackett Ave in Eau Claire. 

We are thankful, grateful, and honored that our clients allow us into the vulnerability of their lives which allows us to walk beside them on their journey to mental wellness and positive growth. GWFT has and will continue to provide outpatient mental health services to individuals and families, offer support and educational groups, and give back to our local community through volunteer involvement and donations. 

Genuine Way Family Therapy opened its doors in downtown Eau Claire in July of 2018.

You're a teen struggling with self-identity or self-worth.

Family communication is lacking and/or distant.

You're a young adult experiencing anxiety.

You may be a great fit for karah, and she may be a great fit for you if:

Karah grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and always had dreams of ‘helping others.’ With a passion to assist tween/teenagers going through difficult transitions and life experiences, she pursued clinical social work, to be able to engage in a therapeutic relationship with such populations. She specializes in working with adolescents who often struggle with anxiety, family conflict, low self-confidence, unhealthy boundaries and with inappropriate communication skills.

Areas that Karah frequently focus on include: anxiety, adjustment disorders, attachment disorders, depression, communication skills, coping skills, empowerment & self-concept, family concerns, life transitions, trauma, grief, and loss.

She currently resides in the Eau Claire area with her husband and son. She enjoys the beauty in sunrises and the non-winter Wisconsin months!


Karah Gonstead

meet karah

"Karah has helped our family in so many ways and we are very thankful for her calm and thoughtful approach."

"Myself and my daughter have enjoyed working with Karah and my daughter feels very comfortable with her and talking about things."

Kind words from Karah's clients

Anna grew up in Eau Claire Wisconsin. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout, majoring in Family and Consumer Science Education. She hopes to one day become a teacher. Most likely,  Anna will be the person you will speak with when calling our office. Anna is here to make sure that the office and appointments are running smoothly. You may not see her often, as she functions a bit more behind the scenes.

Anna Johnson

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