Hello! I'm Karla & my practice is called Authentic Self Counseling & Consultation services. I offer therapy, supervision, & consultation.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Everett, WA
I have done extensive research and trainings in the BDSM & polyamorous/non-monogamous lifestyles. I have also gone through sex therapy and couples counseling trainings to help provide non-judgmental couples therapy. I am very open and comfortable working with kink friendly and sex positive communities as well as those outrside of these populations.
It's amazing how much we are impacted by our lack of self-esteem & confidence. We're often our own worst enemies, which tends to stem from our past. We carry shame, guilt, & often have such negative self-talk as a result of our own histories and expereinces. These issues can affect a person's ability to function on a daily basis & build healthy relationships. I have significant experience helping people identify these negative core beliefs & build their self-esteem & confidence.
I have a significant amount of experience working w/ PTSD. This experience ranges from children to adults & from many different types of trauma. I'm trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT, IFS, etc. & choose which treatment(s) to use based on each client's individual needs. I truly believe that unresolved childhood trauma does creep into our adult lives & continues to build until we work through it. This can impact every aspect of our daily lives & relationships until we reclaim that power back.