Descriptive of persons, things or situations having a deep emotional resonance, psychologically associated with experiences of the self; spiritual or supernatural; surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous.

Numinous comes from Latin numinosum, referring to a dynamic agency or effect independent of the conscious will.

Hello! I’m Karen, a somatic psychotherapist. You probably found me because something in your life is not “right”. Maybe you’re living well, but struggling with relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family wounding, creativity or life purpose. Or, maybe you’re not living well at all and traditional talk therapy has failed to help. Your story and the places that you feel stuck are unique; even if your symptoms and / or previous diagnoses are not. Rather than labels given to you, it is your personal stories and experiences that I consider important in moving forward.

The stories of our lives are powerful and how we tell them shapes the stories that are yet to come. The purpose of therapy is not to “fix” anything; it is to explore, integrate, and make meaning of our feelings and experiences. Ultimately the purpose of therapy is to feel well, balanced, and vital so you can share your fullest potential with the world.

I hold our work together as a collaboration. We will find the way through past problems and obstacles and into deeper relationship with your body, more aliveness in your relationships, and more connection to what fuels your spirit. This process will often involve more than just sitting and talking.