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 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.
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 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.