About Karen DeClerk

Karen DeClerk is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Herbalist who weaves together PACT – Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, Attachment theory,  Jungian  and  Transpersonal Psychologies, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and a hearty sprinkling of the Wise Woman Herbal Tradition to support her clients in coming to know, honor and deeply nourish all parts of themselves.Understanding that in order to grow and change, integration of the cognitive, emotional, somatic and spiritual aspects is necessary, Karen incorporates traditional dialogue with experiential modalities including mindfulness, breath work, sand tray, dream work, ritual, art, active imagination and utilization of Plant and Earth Centered Spirituality.  She utilizes PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) to strengthen the couple’s bond and move from conflictual interactions to ones that provide deep security in the relationship.

Karen brings a unique set of skills, experiences and knowledge to her work as a psychotherapist. In addition to her Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, Karen also has a Masters of Business Administration and over 15 years of professional human resources experience. For over two decades, Karen has participated in and led women’s rituals, practiced yoga and been in sacred relationship to the Plant world.

Karen specializes in changing couple dynamics, anxiety, adoption, abortion, grief and loss, transitions and living life fully.

Summary of Qualifications

Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC # 5007), State of Colorado.
  • Master of Arts, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Western Herbal Traditions Internship Certificate Program, Canon City, Colorado
  • Certificate of Western Herbalism, Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, Boulder, Colorado
  • Master of Business Administration, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Professional Trainings

Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), Level III; The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy; The Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience – Healing Attachment Wounds & Advances in Regulation Theory; Internal Family Systems (IFS); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Early Childhood Trauma; Somatic Experiencing Introduction; Yoga Teachers Training; Jungian Dreamwork; Jungian Sand Play; Colorado Confidential Adoption Intermediary; Shamanism.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Volunteer Facilitator Pet Loss Support Group
  • Boulder County AIDS Project volunteer, 1995 – present.
  • Boulder Friends of Jung, Member, past President, Board of Directors & Membership Chair
  • Teaching Assistant in Transpersonal Psychology at Naropa University, 2004-2010.
  • Adoption Triad Group, 1997 – present, Facilitator
  • Adoptees in Search/Colorado Triad Connection (AIS/CTC), 1993 – present.