Dr. Karmen Thulin
Genuine, Collaborative, Focused
Dr. Karmen Thulin believes in the power of collaboration between client and therapist to create meaningful, lasting change. People who work with Karmen experience her as warm and genuine, with a thirst for helping you to identify what needs to shift in order to live your life in alignment with your values. She works with teens, adults and couples who are looking to make important changes in their lives.
Karmen specializes in working with people who have been through traumatic life events, including early childhood trauma. She believes in the capacity of humans to heal from the impacts of trauma, is trained in EMDR, and is versed in applying third-wave contextual behaviorism to the treatment of trauma. Her deep knowledge and her non-judgmental, accepting style helps her clients to feel safe as they embark with her on the journey of healing after trauma.
Dr. Karmen Thulin is an action-oriented couple’s therapist who focuses on helping you make concrete shifts in your relationship. A few of her areas of expertise with couples are resolving conflict, healing after betrayal, helping you to work through the impacts of one partner’s trauma on the relationship, and increasing physical and emotional intimacy in the relationship.
If you are ready to make a change and give yourself the gift of healing, Karmen may be a great fit for you. She is easy to connect with, deeply compassionate, and has the training and knowledge needed to help you reach your goals.
Hear from Karmen
I have a genuine interest in getting to know you, I’m not here to pin a label on you. I am really good at connecting and forming a relationship with my clients and am deeply collaborative and non-shaming. By treating you as an individual I can understand the changes you are seeking – I see understanding as a step beyond simply knowing, so that I can truly join you in your goals. Whenever I work with a client we get in touch with what needs to happen so that you can get to what you really want in life. I respect your investment in therapy and take it very seriously – I am not afraid to push you to change. As we work together on making these changes we will notice you doing things differently in your everyday life in observable ways.
Trauma is one of my favorite issues to work with because there is so much potential for healing and change. Trauma therapy is incredibly rewarding because I get to help uncover the person who has been shrouded by traumatic experiences. Working with trauma helps me to see what humans are truly capable of. My faith in people’s ability to heal is reaffirmed every time I work with trauma.
I love working with couples because it is so action-oriented, we are constantly working on shifts in the relationship. When I work with a couple, the three of us are a team working towards the same goals. When we accomplish your couple’s goals it has huge ripple effects in each of your lives and the lives of those close to you.
I believe honesty is at the core of what makes therapy work. I am committed to being completely authentic with you in our work together. I am confident we will work through any challenges that come up in our work together honestly, and can leverage those challenges for your benefit. I collaborate closely with each of my clients and ensure we agree on the goals for treatment so that the changes we make in your life are guided by your desires. We will work together to make things different in a way that matters to you.