Karen King, LMHC

Bellingham WA
In our work with the psychedelic medicine Ketamine, we will meet together to get a good idea of the map of experience you have made for yourself. I will help you prepare for the wisdom of this unique form of therapy and help you clarify your hopes and expectations. Then in the medicine sessions, I will guide you with kindness and curiosity, helping take you deeper into your own wisdom and natural connections the medicine guides you to. After the medicine sessions, I will help you integrate your experiences and make sense of them in your day to day life. You will come back to your life with new insights and awareness, and putting them into action takes skill and courage. I and my team have offered this form of psychotherapy since 2020 and have found that it can be a profound and deeply healing process that lasts when partnered with ongoing therapy.
I have been a psychotherapist for almost two decades, and have loved every minute of it. My background in dance and meditation informs all that I do in my work with clients and clinicians every day. I also had the absolutely weird and wonderful good fortune of visiting Mexico in my 20s with Terence McKenna, Jonathan Ott and Ralph Metzner, and participating in a study of ethnobotany, psychoactive plant compounds and ritual in the Mayan temple at Palenque. This experience propelled my insatiable desire to learn and experience all I could about consciousness. I dove into Tibetan studies and meditation for the next 20 years with fervor and commitment. (My Southern and baffled family was sure I had been taken by the Moonies I did so many meditation weekends and retreats.) Who knew that that young and idealistic laser focus on meditation and Buddhist philosophy would lay the groundwork for all that I do now both with clients and therapists in training?
I offer Ketamine Assisted Therapy sessions Middle Year's Women's Ketamine Assisted Therapy Retreat April 13-16, 2023 Individual Ketamine Retreats 3 dates in 2023 PsyNaut Circle Supervision/Consultation Year-long monthly group 2023 Individual Launch Sessions- Consultation on how to start your Psychedelic Practice