Licensed Professional Counselor
Welcome to a holistic approach to mental health. Mind and body therapies for healing trauma and related issues.
5525 E. Burnside St.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2001
Somatic Experiencing-- This type of therapy views the body as a source of wisdom and a path to healing and self-awareness. It uses mindfulness as a way to study present experience, the holding patterns in our physical form, and the core beliefs that shape us. When we are aware of our patterns, it frees us to live more full, authentic lives. This approach is non-pathological and recognizes that people are always seeking wholeness.
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 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.
Carolyn Knutson LPC, LMT has not posted any group sessions.
Many people have a complicated relationship with food. It is required to nourish our bodies and to maintain good physical and mental health. So often, though, food is used as a diversion from our feelings, as an escape from being with ourselves in this moment, right now. It is such a human habit to look outside of ourselves for things to make us happy. And there is often harsh self-judgement when we don't live up to impossible and constricting expectations.