Karen Kirsch

Counselor, MA, RSMT, CMA

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
(360) 529-3197 Website

Karen Kirsch

Counselor, MA, RSMT, CMA

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

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Body of Knowledge
Olympia, WA 98512
(360) 529-3197
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About

I work within the modality of Somatic Movement Therapy and practice from the premise that body experience and movement hold a unique role in understanding and transforming human behavior. Sessions develop by directing clients awareness to sensation, impulse, movement and/or emotion in order to support physiological and neurological process. The pace and direction of this work is client led through verbal and nonverbal feedback. This approach is founded in developmental therapy, interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory.
My work has a primary objective of increasing embodiment by bringing consciousness to sensation and awareness. Individuals who are particularly kinesthetic prefer doing emotional work through sensation/ movement. For those who are out of touch with their bodies I help build skills in body awareness and focusing.
I have a special interest in working with individuals who are dealing with chronic pain and anyone who needs help with alignment, body mechanics or tailoring their exercise routines to their bodies. I can also help you engage specific muscles to access support in current emotional issues.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $65 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo
I can give you a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Email me or call (360) 529-3197 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: Washington / CL60164440
  • School: Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2010
I have studied many body/mind modalities and do ongoing trainings in somatic approaches to well being.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Portland State University / Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Bodynamic Institute USA
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Endorsements

Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
"Karen is a wonderfully skilled somatic practitioner. She is able to 'see/sense' the true state of being in a client, helping each client to drop into the truth of their issues without words or their defenses getting in the way. Helping each client to heal ..."

Karen Kirsch's Groups

Online Support for Chronic Pain

For anyone living with chronic pain no matter what the cause. NOW on ZOOM TUESDAY at 1pm -2:30pm Pacific time. Includes: check in, educational information and resources, guided relaxation and/or movement, breath awareness and personal sharing. Join us and break the isolation, be supported by others who understand living with chronic pain Learn about the physiologic responses to pain, emotion and stress Experience techniques to increase relaxation and decrease pain. cost $10-20(sliding scale) per meeting. If you can't make these groups but are looking for some help consider doing individual sessions with me.

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Location

Body of Knowledge
Olympia, WA 98512
(360) 529-3197
Offers online therapy

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Specialties
  • Coping Skills
  • Chronic Pain
  • Grief
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Somatic
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Bodynamic
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022
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Karen Kirsch

Counselor, MA, RSMT, CMA