Kira Freed, MA, LPC, BCC, is a licensed mental health counselor, board certified coach, certified life and wellness coach, and freelance writer who holds two master’s degrees, one in integral counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and the other in anthropology from the University of Colorado–Boulder. She also holds a certificate in nonfiction writing from the University of Washington–Seattle and has completed Levels 1–3 professional trainings in the Internal Family Systems Model.
In addition to doing therapy with individuals and couples, Kira has cofacilitated women’s self-discovery groups that blend expressive arts, journaling, and guided imagery. Her current human development work is a blend of life and wellness coaching with the Internal Family Systems Model.
Kira has written more than 250 books for educational publishers, including Learning A–Z, Benchmark Education, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, Rosen Publishing, Zaner-Bloser, and Red Cat Reading. The books, called leveled readers, are used to teach elementary schoolchildren to read while introducing them to high-interest content. Topics range from nonfiction subjects such as history, biography, and life science to a fictionalized third-grade adaptation of Losing and Finding My Father titled Losing Grandpa.
Kira lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, Charlie Alolkoy, who is an artist.