About Me

Kris Coffman

Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist

Somatic Psychotherapy

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Specializing in:

Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM)/LGBTQIA+ peoples

Complex Trauma and PTSD

Sexual and Emotional conditions

Couples Therapy

Somatic Processing and Integration

Spiritual crisis/Nervous system dysregulation

My philosophy on Therapy:

We all need allies on our Journey, someone to walk with us through the challenging times of Life. It is my honor to walk with those who seek a nurturing, non-judgmental Professional ally on their path to self-healing. My techniques combine Psychotherapy with the wisdom of the Body and Spirit to assist in cultivating a safe and welcoming space for exploration. I am a passionate advocate for holistic health and wellness. Vitality comes in many forms. I hold a curious heart: “What is your truth?”

Combining transpersonal, psychodynamic, narrative and somatic psychotherapy approaches I work with families, couples, adolescents, children, adults, and groups. I offer theoretical interventions based on my training, experience, intuition and clinical judgment as inspired by the tenor of the session and appropriative for the client’s unfolding experience (process orientated, client-centered).

What I believe:

I believe people have more resources for healing than they know.

I believe people have similar longings. To be loved. To love. To belong. To feel accepted. To feel connected. To be heard. To feel seen.

I believe relationships are work, and it is worth it.

I believe being honest with ourselves is the first step toward healing.

I believe that emotional expression can be healing.

I believe sexuality is an important part of our overall well being.

I believe the Body holds wisdom that is an essential part of the Healing Journey. 

Personally:

I have walked an extraordinary path. My Journey has taken me through the challenges of childhood emotional neglect through self-discovery to crafting a strong intellect and intuitive awareness. I sought answers to big questions. Why are we here? What do we stand for? I found those answers in the soft voices of wisdom within. As a multidimensional thinker, I offer diversity, respect, and curiosity as a core values.

I love to dance, read, camp, cuddle and spend time with beloveds.

My work draws from the traditions of:

  • Somatic Experiencing (www.traumahealing.com) And Hands-On Energetic Work To Address Trauma
  • Bodywise Massage Techniques
  • Limbic Body Therapy
  • Non-dual Wisdom
  • Jungian archetypal principals
  • Body-based Methods Such As Hakomi And Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Movement Meditation Practices
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • PolyVagal Theory
  • Psychoeducation
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Art therapy

Professionally:

United States Association Body Psychotherapy (USABP)

California Association Marriage Family Therapy (CAMFT)

International Teacher

Professional Public Speaker

Select Education:

Embodied Awareness  with Dr. Beth Hedva

Narrative Training with Dr. David Nylund

Somatic Sex Therapy with Dr. Stella Resnick

Certified Massage Practitioner

MA in Psychology: Marriage Family Therapy

BA in Political Science