GET TO KNOW ME
Karen E Jeffrey (she/her), BSc Pharm, MA Psych
I am a registered psychotherapist, athlete, HSP (highly sensitive person), biohacker, intersectional feminist, adventurer, and all around humanist. Prior to getting my masters in counselling psychology, I worked as a pharmacist in clinical settings, biotech and sales. I also trained as a massage therapist. I've managed teams and projects but my passion lies in working with people one on one.
I have experience in addiction, relationship and intimacy issues, as well as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, PTSD and ADHD. I am poly and kink friendly, and consider myself an ally to the LGBTQI2-S and BIPOC communities.
I use a holistic approach to psychotherapy. Through an integrated approach, we will not only address what is present in each session, but also what is stored in your body by way of trauma or past hurts that are affecting your day to day life. We will explore past patterns of relating, and use a mindfulness-centered and somatic approach for getting you unstuck, and healthier in each session.
For those that are new to therapy I will provide psychoeducation around the brain, nervous system and attachment styles. I will help you to develop your own mindfulness practice and provide other resources for you to start feeling better quickly.
I believe that an honest and trusting relationship with a therapist is the start of a path towards healing and growth. Sometimes we just need a little push!
As required by the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) I am regularly continuing and pursuing further education.
I recently completed specialized training in working with First Responders and Police Officers &
Relational Life Therapy (RLT Level 1) for working with couples.
I am also keeping abreast of the latest science and research surrounding psychedelic therapy and how they will assist in the treatment of trauma, PTSD and other disorders in the near future.
If you are interested in learning more about these medicines please reach out.
Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Training
Relational Life Therapy
Couples counseling that aims to help partners resolve conflicts, develop personal accountability, improve communication, and foster intimacy within their relationship. The Goal is Relationship Empowerment through relational mindfulness.
Consciousness Medicine Level 1
Based on the book Consciousness Medicine, a course exploring expanded states & getting familiar with the observing self, potential for creating new patterns and self-supportive, and sustaining a more balanced and healthy life.
CRPO Registration Number 009067
GOLDEN GATE INTEGRAL COUNSELING CENTER,
MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY INTERN
Individual, and couple therapy in a clinical setting, under full supervision. Clinical training and group therapy. Case grand rounds.
MASTER OF ARTS, COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES (CIIS)
Advanced degree program developed from the major spiritual traditions of the East and West, recent cultural and social sciences research, and innovations made by contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic and transpersonal psychologies.