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About Carly

How I work

Therapy is always a collaborative process, and I will meet you right where you are. Here is the approach that I often use as a guide for our work:

  • I start off with teaching about the nervous system (Polyvagal theory) and we create a Personal Profile Map so we can understand your unique system. This gives us a foundation for working with the body and finding safety/regulation.

  • From there, we learn about the adaptive nature of emotions, how to ride the wave of emotions that come up and link them with sensations in the body.

  • Depending on your goals, we might incorporate EMDR, which will help bring down anxiety in the body and give the brain a chance to re-process any traumatic events or relationships. This helps to release any emotions that might be “stuck” in the body (generally linked to what feels triggering in your life right now).

  • These aspects blend into a beautiful system for diving deep into the experience of the here-and-now and evolve into what one of my clients calls a “radical approach to life".

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Fun Facts about Carly

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers

  • Retired yoga teacher, novice bird watcher, Chai tea enthusiast

  • Nerd out on: Attachment research, Polyvagal theory, Michael Singer podcasts

  • Mildly obsessed with: minimalism and my family

  • Mental health essentials: make the bed every day, journal, phone a friend

  • Fierce LGBTQIA+ & BIPOC ally, 12 step recovery advocate, spiritual seeker

  • Born and raised in Marin with stints in Davis and San Diego, CA.

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Education & Training

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Level 1 Immersion Training | Diana Fosha, AEDP Institute, 2024

  • EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training | Personal Transformation Institute, 2021

  • Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class | Deb Dana, LCSW, 2020

  • MS in Counseling Psychology | Dominican University of CA, 2019

  • BA in Psychology & Sociology | University of CA Davis, 2010

  • Yoga Teacher Training | CorePower Yoga, 2013

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