Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist
Karla is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider certified through the MISS Foundation, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust, and the Center for Loss & Trauma. Loss, grief, and bereavement, including the death of a child at any age, traumatic grief, and anxiety management are her specialty areas. She is also a practitioner of Reiki and Aromatherapy and works from a client-centered perspective based in yogic teachings that we are already whole and perfect as we are, even when we don't feel that way. She offers supportive, person-centered counseling and psychotherapy. Services may include mindfulness and meditation training, yoga-informed body and movement work, Reiki, aromatherapy, writing, journaling, and other forms of expressive arts as you explore your needs and how your own process is unfolding.
As a bereaved mother and a trained therapist, Karla has a deep personal as well as clinical understanding of the difficult issues facing those grieving the deaths of loved ones. Finding your own path toward wholeness, integration and growth on this dark, but often stunningly beautiful journey through grief and life is not easy. She knows how hard it is when someone you love so deeply has died. Your journey is unique, but you are not alone.
Karla is also an expert in the treatment of adolescents and young adults with Autism and other spectrum issues. She is the published author of Finding Your Own Way To Grieve- a book focused on supporting individuals on the spectrum through the complex stages of grief.
In addition to her clinical training and experience, Karla is a certified yoga instructor with training in Integral Yoga and Integrated Movement Therapy. As a writer and self-taught artist, she also knows the power of the expressive arts in helping people along their journey. Karla recently published her book, Yoga for Grief and Loss. She offers individual therapy, group therapy, and periodic yoga retreats. Her website, www.karlahelbert.com, features more information about Karla's background and upcoming retreats.