Kirsten Hartz, LPC, LAC
As a Contemplative Psychotherapist, I blend practices from the East and West, evidence-based and spiritual approaches, movement and introspection. I work with highly sensitive, empathic clients to help them build healthier relationships, let go of substances, improve self-esteem, find freedom from anxiety and depression, and come home to their bodies. I believe in the healing power of embodiment to recover from traumatic and painful experiences. In our work together, you’ll find that there is space for vulnerable moments, profound realizations, uninhibited emotions, and deep belly laughs.
I take a “bottom-up” or “embodied” approach to trauma-focused modalities, including EMDR. My background is in contemplative psychotherapy and somatic psychology. I also offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for additional support in treating treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, C-PTSD, and other trauma symptoms.
I believe in transformative therapy that ultimately helps clients not only reconnect with their “basic goodness” or “brilliant sanity,” but which empowers them to take this feeling of wholeness and goodness into their communities and, ultimately, the world. I believe that effective trauma therapy creates ripple effects that can create a collective change, bringing us back into right relationship not only with each other, but also the natural world.