Kari Carroll, MS
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Professional Counselor

I learned from a young age to keenly observe and learn about my surroundings. Not by choice, but for survival. I’m fortunate to have these skills to help people like you, but also to know when to take a rest and indulge in my own inner joy and compass. Life offers balance in this way. I have experienced grief and loss, divorce and disappointment, status and success, rebuilding and regrowth, newness and change. At each turning point life did not begin or end, as I had seriously anticipated, but there in the unknown lay a mechanism for a greater knowing. I want to help you find your own balance so that you can grow beyond familiar, complex restraints, and look up to see the radiant, confident light of your own horizon. In your own time. In your own way. First you must believe you are deserving of this, and not alone, and bravely jump into the ocean of change.

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I integrate a blend of western evidence-based research on attachment, trauma and relationship science; and eastern foci of compassion, mindfulness, awakening and joy.

My experience is almost exclusively working with people within their relationships. Trained in both couples therapy methods and trauma/ primary attachment work, I am uniquely and purposely qualified to help individuals and couples go deeper than simply rote memorization of communication skills, and instead create a safe space for each individual to heal more deeply through a lens of relationship.

Training:
-DEEP (dynamic enriched experiential psychotherapy) based on AEDP; certification in process
-Supervision by Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, phd using emotion-focused couples therapy and feminist theory
-Gottman method couples therapy levels I & II
-Crisis walk-in clinic for high risk mental health care
-Master’s of science in counseling psychology: couple, family and individual psychotherapy
-Research labs in psychoneuroendocrinology (stress hormones) and social psychology

I enjoy yoga, rock climbing, high altitude views, travel, cultural criticism, down tempo electronica, being brave and taking risks, processing relationships, dancing, vulnerability and laughing.