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Karyn Wittmeyer

LMHC, CST

Pronouns: she/they

Phone:

206-278-2288

Email:

Hours:

Monday: 10am-6pm

Tuesday: 10am-6pm

Thursday: 11am-7pm

 

Check out blog posts by Karyn

A bit about me... 

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Level 1 trained PACT therapist (Couple Therapy)

Certified Brainspotting Therapist (Trauma Therapy, similar to EMDR)

PhD Student - Clinical Sexology, BDSM and Kink concentration.

I have a strong connection to the LGBTQIA+ and nonmonogamous communities, and work primarily (but not entirely) with those populations. I am kink informed, and have additional training to work in these areas. Although I am trained as a sex therapist, I also enjoy working with a variety of people and presentations. 

I utilize a mix of internal family systems, PACT therapy, brainspotting and psychoeducation to help clients better align their brain and their body.  Traditional talk therapy has its place, and knowledge is power. However, our emotions live deep in our body, and sometimes talk therapy isn't enough.  Utilizing IFS and brainspotting can help you weave thoughts and feelings together to help you feel like a more coherent self. My clients would call me direct but gentle and knowledgeable.  I like to ask a lot of questions that helps you find your own way forward and link together threads and patterns in your life you may not be aware of.  I provide a lot of psychoeducation and can provide steps to take between sessions to keep you moving forward on your path between sessions.

I identify as a nonmonogamous pansexual queer woman, and an avid outdoorsman and science nerd. I have spent close to twenty years in positions of leadership, helping build social communities that connect people to each other. I have been a part of the nonmonogamy research community for close to a decade. I participated in the American Psychological Association’s Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force (Division 44), whose goal is to promote wider acceptance of and research into nontraditional relationship configurations in clinical settings.

 

You can hear Karyn on the following podcasts:

Relationship Diversity Podcast with Carrie Jerslow.

Wine, Dine and 69 with Rachel Dalton

Branching Out Wellbeing does not work with insurance companies.  Most insurance companies will not cover sex therapy or couples therapy.  For more information, please see our page about insurance coverage.

 

Costs per 50-minute session:

Individual: $180

Couples: $220

Additional person per session is $40.

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid a cancellation fee.  If you miss more than three sessions in a row, you may lose your appointment slot.

 

Telehealth Policy

Clients will receive care through HIPAA compliant versions of either TherapyNotes or Zoom. In person sessions are also available at our office location near Southcenter Mall in Kent, WA.

FREE CONSULTATION

To set up your no-cost, no-obligation consultation please email me at karyn@branchingoutwellbeing.com

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Issues I work with

Individual Therapy

  • Identity development, including sexual and gender identity

  • PTSD and Trauma, including sexual abuse and assault

  • C-PTSD

  • Communication skills

  • Family of origin issues

  • Neurodivergence

  • Navigating nonmonogamous relationships

  • Building interpersonal boundaries

  • Asexuality / Demisexuality

  • Sexual health

  • Partner betrayal

Couples+ Therapy

  • Communication skills

  • Creating a secure attachment

  • Navigating ethical non-monogamy

  • Recovering from trust violations

  • Navigating jealousy

  • Building and keeping agreements

  • Queer relationships

  • Mixed neurotype relationships

  • Asexuality/Demi-sexuality in relationships

  • Sex therapy, understanding intimacy

  • Desire discrepancy

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