Karyn Noel, LMFT, LPCC
So many of us walk through life missing the best moments because we are caught up with insecurity - we’re worried about how we look, how we sound, or how we are being seen by others. I believe we can shut up the inner critic and stop co-signing with oppressive systems that keep us distracted from our purpose. Civil rights activist Audre Lorde said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” You can feel safe in your body and confident in who you are. That may sound like a stretch right now, and that's ok. I use a compassion-focused approach to help you find out how feelings of shame and inadequacy have crept into your life and how you can learn a new way of being. I come from a systems perspective, which means I want to help you learn, acknowledge, and even grieve the ways our world might not have been set up for you to succeed, and that this is a huge piece of the healing process. I believe that therapy does not have to be stuffy or pretentious. It can be a place for you to get to know yourself and what you need with a kind and authentic professional guiding you in doing just that. Therapy with me often feels casual, approachable, humorous, and human. I am not saying it will be easy. It won't. What I can say is that you will not be alone as you go through the healing process. If that sounds like a good fit, reach out and let's talk!
Education & Experience
I attended Antioch University Santa Barbara where I completed my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and my certificate in Somatic Psychotherapy. I have worked in clinical leadership in PHP/IOP Eating Disorder treatment. I have extensive training in couples and family therapy.
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Eating Disorders
- Family Issues
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Somatic Issues
- Stress Management
- First Responders