with Karen J. Helfrich, LCSW-C
at the Avalon Center for Integrative Therapies
Hi, I’m Karen.
Psychotherapist. Healer. Does it scared. Loves dogs.
Healing is reclaiming our relationship with ourselves.
Healing is softening and lightening and warming the hard, dark, cold places within us.
We are born whole. We learn to reject and abandon ourselves in an effort to stay safe, to protect ourselves from rejection and abandonment.
Healing is the courageous work of relearning to love all of who we are.
You deserve a safe, loving, joyful inner world.
Let’s cultivate it together.
Watch video below to learn more about me:
Who I Help
I help women reclaim themselves from self-abandonment and find peace in alignment with self, clear interpersonal boundaries, and effective communication.
Many of the struggles that bring us to therapy, anxiety and depression, feeling that we are not good enough in a variety of ways, navigating the stressors of managing work and family, parenting challenges, relationship with food and body image, dissociation, social anxiety, all stem from ways in which we learned we are unsafe in the world and within ourselves.
My Clients are longing for deep, reflective, mindfully-based healing that goes beyond coping and problem-solving. They are seeking a co-conspirator in healing.
How I Help
I place a high value on lifelong learning and growth. We never “arrive,” we learn to love the journey. Healing is a transformation from struggle and suffering to artist, molding and creating our own lives with ever-increasing skill and joy.
Trained in somatic psychotherapies, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Embodied Recovery, and the Safe and Sound Protocol, I see our human experience through a lens that starts in the body and weaves its way throughout our emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and habits.
I recognize that we are deeply impacted by the flawed systems intersecting our lives, influencing our self-narratives, and impacting our choices.
Together, we invite the healing that is already within you to awaken and enlighten your self.
What It’s Like to Work With Me
- I believe in you. I do.
- I trust that there is a good reason for what you think, feel, and do.
- I trust that your being, your body, your nervous system, your mind knows how to unravel the knots. You just need the opportunity and the right invitations to healing.
- I listen, invite, challenge, and most of all get curious with you as we explore your inner world together and find the places that are ready to heal.
- Interspersed with this deep work, we will find practical solutions to life’s quandaries.
How to Work With Me
I love what I do and I can’t wait to get started with you!
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My availability is daytime M-Th and I am out-of-network with most insurances.
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It’s time to invest in you.