Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT, C-IAYT
Karla is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), internationally certified yoga therapist, (C-IAYT), registered yoga teacher (RYT), award winning author, Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Guide, and a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider certified through the MISS Foundation, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust. and the Center for Loss & Trauma. Counseling and supporting those living with traumatic grief and bereavement is her main focus of work.
Karla works from a client-centered perspective based in the yogic teaching that we are already whole and perfect as we are. Even when we don't feel that way.
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Supportive, person-centered counseling can include mindfulness and meditation training, yoga-informed body and movement work, yoga-based philosophic and introspective work, hypnosis and trance work, including guided, personalized yoga nidra, reiki, aromatherapy, writing, journaling, chakra work, mandala artwork, and other forms of expressive modalities. Karla is also trained in Circles of the Self individual mandala assessment. This tool allows for introspection and exploration of your current place in life, development and the unfolding of your journey based on the modality of mandala expression. You can learn more about mandalas and Circles of the Self here.
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, yet 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.
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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.
Karla can be reached through the contact form below or call 804-892-2782.
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