Kari earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and a Masters in School Counseling from Argosy University. She is also a Certified Life Skills Coach from the IAP Career College and a Kids Yoga Teacher certified through Kidding Around Yoga. Kari worked as an elementary and middle school counselor for 11 years in the Pinellas County School System. She is very passionate about helping individuals build self-confidence and coping skills to work through life’s challenging situations.She works with students and young adults on an individual basis in the following areas:
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress and Worry
  • Anger Management
  • Executive Functioning/Organization Skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Friendship Skills
  • Support for children whose parents are divorcing

Kari is also trained and accepting clients for the Barton Reading & Spelling System which is an Orton-Gillingham Influenced Simultaneously Multisensory Explicit and Systematic Phonics Program.

Kari is a St. Pete native; she is married and has two daughters. She enjoys traveling, water sports, yoga, spending time with friends and family and any adventure that comes her way.

Kari Altman-Wood, MSC