Karie Thulon Klim, MA, LMFT, CBS
Psychotherapy & Biofeedback Stress-Relief Services
(707) 888-0106

Psychotherapy Services


Human Growth and Therapeutic Alliance

        Karie respects that people hold the potential for happiness and possesses the power to seek changes that advance their development and that increase their quality of life. Sometimes it is helpful to seek support in the process of sorting out thoughts and feelings, evaluating situations, and identifying hidden obstacles  that inhibit and frustrate our desire to move forward.  Successful therapy begins when you collaborate with a therapist who fits you like hand to glove--You feel comfortable, safe, supported, and the chemistry works as a catalyst to change.  Consider the gender, age, specialties, education, and experience of your therapist that contribute to quality of connection and which facilitate the personal growth you desire. 

Areas of Treatment Focus

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Attachment in relationships
  • Self-esteem and worth
  • Parenting support
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Attention disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Career direction and personal giftedness
  • Adjustment and resourcing associated with disability and chronic illness
  • Tele-Counseling for California residents only through phone or Skype  

How Often Should I Come For An Appointment? 

         Clients are encouraged to attend weekly sessions to receive the maximum benefit from the psychotherapy process. This continuity supports the deep inner work that is at the core of our collaboration. When necessary, clients may choose to come for appointments every 2 weeks, after attending weekly sessions for the first 4-6 weeks which serve to build the therapeutic relationship and to define and embrace the treatment goals.

Therapeutic Modalities

Karie's TRAINING with children, adolescents, adult individuals, or families is grounded in a nurturing and safe environment. She draws from therapeutic orientations of Object Relations Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems. Art, sand, play, talk and relational therapies mediate the therapeutic process. Each client plan is individualized to fit the circumstances and needs.

For Potential Clients With the Trait of High Sensitivity

Are you or your child a HSP? Click on HSP Self-Test icons below to discover if you and/or your child are:

          Is Your Child Highly Sensitive?           Highly Sensitive Person Questionnaire        

Karie works well with highly sensitive clients. She has completed the training necessary for understanding psychotherapy for the Highly Sensitive Person (Elaine Aron's 
HSP Therapist Directory). Temperament-based counseling for parenting your highly sensitive child.

HSPs are 15-20% of the population whose brains and nervous systems are more highly geared to awareness, attunement to self, to others, and what is going on around them. HSPs are often challenged in friendships, career choices, work settings, and understanding the balance of being out in the world and retreating for down time. Research has shown that there are just as many men who are HSPs as women. Men, however, may experience more pressure in a culture that does not recognize or appreciate the highly sensitive male. There are definite benefits to seeing a therapist who shares your trait. Click here to read about "Discussing Your Trait with Therapists."

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of the most widely used personality assessments in the world--more than 2 million people worldwide each year. As a certified practitioner, Karie is able to administer the MBTI instrument, verify your MBTI type, and discuss your personality results one on one or in a group. Ethical administration includes protecting your confidentiality, showing you how to verify your type, giving feedback interactively, and presenting all types as valuable. Understanding your MBTI type can enhance personal discovery and growth, professional/career development, learning, and relationships. When you are ready to take the test, it is available online by clicking the following link: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment.

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