Welcome to Somatopsyche
Healing with the wisdom of the body
Hi, I'm Katrina
Welcome to my practice
I am a somatic psychotherapist, which means that all of the wonderful training I've had on how to work with cognitive, behavioral, relational, and traumatic material also comes with a bit of a different lens: how it lives in your body. I'm here to help you understand and accept overwhelming, intolerable, or even damaging sensations, stories, and behaviors so that we can begin to shift them to help you access more joy, stability, and pleasure. Please feel free to head over to my blog to read about examples and practical applications of this kind of work.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California and I've been providing therapy since 2017. I currently offer teletherapy throughout California as well as in-person therapy in Atascadero. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology - concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy - from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. My practicum training was completed through the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy in Downtown SF, and my associateship through both Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center and The Couples Center. Since 2022 I have had the pleasure of providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with Journey Clinical.
I now happily reside on the Central Coast of California with my partner, our two darling dogs and our wonderful cat.
I am committed to providing a safe, trauma informed, body-positive, sex-positive, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC-allied space.
What is it that you desire? Are you looking for greater self-awareness, more rewarding relationships, resolution of difficulties from your past? With gentle curiosity we can help you learn new ways to access your authentic strength, tenderness, resilience, and pleasure.
Whether you are a couple or a moresome, relationships can be supremely challenging. Partner therapy is a compassionate, nonjudgemental space where we can deepen into trust and connection to explore what may be holding you back from having the relationship you want.
Most of us know what it's like to get stuck in patterns or dynamics that aren't serving us - and this is especially true in family systems. However, we don't just have to work with what we're given. Let's get creative in creating new paradigms, ones that we choose to mindfully build with one another.