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Karyn Wittmeyer

LMHC, Sex Therapist

Pronouns: she/they

Phone:

206-278-2288

Email:

Hours:

Monday: 10am-7pm

Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Wednesday: 3pm-7pm

Thursday: 10am-7pm

 

A bit about me... 

Hello! I'm a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and a Sex Therapist. I am also a Level 1 trained PACT therapist. I have a strong connection to the LGBTQIA+ and non-monogamous communities, and work primarily (but not entirely) with those populations. I am HAES aligned and kink informed, and have additional training to work in these areas.

I use a mix of modalities to approach problems from two directions: deep in the nervous system and at the behavioral level.  This approach considers how your nervous system and brain was built and trained to handle the challenges life threw at it, how that is showing up in your life today, and then working with that information to help you show up the way you want to show up tomorrow.  Whether you are coming in as an individual, couple, or more, the first question we need to ask is “What change do you want to see in therapy?”

After I get a good idea of the why, what and how of your goals, I will also provide you with a toolkit of skills to help you grow and refine your self-awareness. I will help you practice these skills, which in turn will help you reach your goals. Every few months, we will check in on your progress to see if you are still on track to meet your goals, or if adjustments are needed. We may even find that you’ve reached your goals and are ready to graduation from therapy!

I identify as a non-monogamous 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 non-monogamy 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. I have conducted preliminary research on metamour relationships that I hope to eventually publish.

In my free time, I enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, backpacking, scuba diving, playing video games, and vacationing with friends and family. I live with two partners, a dog and two cats in a suburban house in Kent. We even have a picket fence.

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: $130

Couples: $160

Costs per 80-minute session:

Individual: $205

Couples: $240

Additional person per session are $40/$60.

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid a cancellation fee.

 

Telehealth Policy

Currently, all counseling is available through Telehealth only. Clients will receive care through HIPAA compliant versions of either TherapyNotes or Zoom. In person sessions will be assessed when it is safer to do so.

FREE CONSULTATION

To set up your no-cost, no-obligation consultation please call me at 

206-278-288 or email me at karyn@branchingoutwellbeing.com

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Issues I work with

Individual Therapy

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Coping Skills

  • Identity Development, including sexual and gender identity

  • Trauma, including sexual abuse and assault

  • Avoidance behaviors

  • Communication skills

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Mindfulness

  • Out of Control Sexual Behaviors

  • Family of Origin issues

  • Somatic awareness

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Neurodivergence

Couples+ Therapy

  • Mental illness in relationships

  • Communication skills

  • Attachment and attunement

  • Navigating ethical non-monogamy

  • Recovering from trust violations

  • Building and keeping agreements

  • Queer relationships

  • Asexuality/Demi-sexuality in relationships

  • Polycule therapy

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