Meet Our Provider Catherine Larkin
As a seasoned psychotherapist and a lifelong seeker, I welcome the opportunity to guide and assist people who choose psychedelics for healing and transformational change.
I have a special interest in neuroscience and attachment theory in the context of helping people heal from complex trauma and grief, and I am interested in finding underlying causes for symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and patterns of addiction. I am also interested in and have experience supporting people in difficult transitions such as professional changes, postpartum depression, men’s issues, parenting, divorce, hormonal changes, and chronic or terminal illness.
I believe that deeper healing takes place when the client can feel safe and vulnerable with their therapist. I strive to create this connection and containment throughout the ketamine experience. Setting an intention and integrating the experience is a powerful exercise, and having a witness and guide to your experience can deepen the meaning.
I continue to do my own inner work and attend trainings that are relevant to KAP and my own therapeutic practice:
In 2017 I attended a 10-day retreat with Gabor Mate. Our group’s purpose was to guide one another in our own deep process in order to effectively assist others in healing early childhood trauma, PTSD, grief, and addictive patterns and behaviors.
In 2015 I completed an 18-month post-graduate training in somatic transformation with Sharon Stanley that explored the physiological and psychological effects of complex traumatic experiences.
I hold a master’s degree in counseling from Bastyr University with an emphasis in family systems. In addition, I am trained in Psychodynamic therapy, Gestalt, Jungian therapeutic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, harm reduction, and somatic therapy. Currently I am in a full-time private practice and work with teens through geriatric ages, couples, families, and groups. I base my work with my clients on a combination of approaches, in the spirit of collaboration.
I love to play chess, tennis, pickle ball, ping-pong, swim and dance. I am a parent to three interesting young adults who keep me on my toes.