Karla Helbert, LPC
Karla is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), an internationally certified yoga therapist, (C-IAYT), a registered yoga teacher (RYT), and a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider certified through the MISS Foundation, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust. and the Center for Loss & Trauma. Loss, grief and bereavement, traumatic grief, anxiety management and working with people on the autism spectrum are her specialty areas.
Yoga, reiki and aromatherapy are part of Karla's practice--personal as well as professional. She works from a client-centered perspective based in yogic teachings that we are already whole and perfect as we are. Even when we don't feel that way. Supportive, person-centered counseling and psychotherapy may include mindfulness and meditation training, yoga-informed body and movement work, yoga-based philosophy and introspective work, reiki, aromatherapy, writing, journaling, mandala artwork and other forms of expressive modalities as your needs are explored according to the way your own process is unfolding.
As a bereaved mother and a trained therapist, Karla has deep personal, as well as clinical, understanding of the difficult issues facing those grieving the deaths of loved ones. Finding your own path toward wholeness, integration and growth on the dark, but often stunningly beautiful, journey through grief and life is not easy. She knows how hard it is when someone you love deeply has died. Your journey is unique, but you are not alone. You are welcome to read more about Karla's personal story in the short article The Wholeness of Grief.
In addition to Karla's clinical training and experience, she is a certified yoga instructor with training in Integral Yoga and Integrated Movement Therapy. As a writer and self taught artist, she believes in the power of the expressive arts as a healing and integrative tool. You can see some of her work in the Gallery and read about her newest book Yoga for Grief and Loss here.
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Karla is now practicing at the offices of Richmond Creative Counseling, a trauma-informed Richmond VA practice where clinicians use creative and non-traditional, as well as traditional ways to help clients have more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
You can call the offices directly at 804-592-6311 to schedule appointments or manage existing appointments. Karla can also be reached at 804-892-2782.