Carolyn Knutson LPC, LMT

Carolyn Knutson LPC, LMT (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I offer individual counseling sessions to address childhood trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, and addictions.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503 504-0495

5525 E. Burnside St.

Portland, 97215

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140-$180

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2001

Languages: English

Faith: Buddhism, Hinduism, Multifaith

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • Medicaid
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Approach to Helping

I have a holistic approach to talk therapy that includes mindfulness practices, body awareness, and craniosacral therapy. As a licensed professional counselor as well as a licensed massage therapist, I believe that being grounded in the body and the breath is an important way to cope with overwhelming emotions, to unwind trauma, and to transform patterns that no longer serve us. I help clients heal by becoming more embodied in their experiences. I use Somatic Experiencing (Body-Centered Psychotherapy), Craniosacral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My extensive training in yoga and meditation also provide a foundation of wisdom for this work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As both a licensed professional counselor and a licensed massage therapist, I value the strength of addressing both the mind and the body in healing. I have worked in the mental health field since 2001 in a variety of settings, including psychiatric, drug treatment, and youth corrections. In 2008, I went to massage therapy school to pursue a career in the healing arts, and I came away with the realization of how powerful the blend of mind and body therapies could be for holistic healing. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and have specialized training in trauma and addictions.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    As both a licensed professional counselor and a licensed massage therapist, I greatly value the strength of addressing both the mind and the body in healing. My approach uses body awareness and mindfulness as a way to enhance traditional talk therapy and includes craniosacral therapy, breathing exercises, guided meditation, EMDR, and yoga philosophy in sessions.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    As both a licensed professional counselor and a licensed massage therapist, I greatly value the strength of addressing both the mind and the body in healing. My approach uses body awareness and mindfulness as a way to enhance traditional talk therapy and includes breathing exercises, guided meditation, EMDR, yoga, and craniosacral therapy in sessions.

  • EMDR External link

    EMDR uses eye movements to process information and memories of traumatic events, as well as has a calming effect on a stressed nervous system. The eye movements are thought to mimic the process of REM sleep while dreaming and appears to be crucial to organizing experience in an adaptive manner. When trauma disrupts this system, EMDR can help.

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