Carli Watson, Therapist in Grand Rapids, Michigan — Zencare
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Carli Watson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT
Michigan, Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Grand Rapids Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Stress management
  • Mind-body connection
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Childhood trauma
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Carli founded Carli Watson Wellness LLC to help you release stress & heal trauma with proven mind-body skills. She offers online & in-person somatic psychotherapy, coaching, & yoga. She is now located in Grand Rapids, MI after moving from Pittsburgh. Carli’s clients come to release shame, practice self-care, & re-connect with their inner world. Carli is particularly passionate about serving folks with childhood trauma & women who doubt themselves. She has advanced training in trauma & addiction recovery.

Carli practices holistic, integrative, & somatic therapy, which blends cognitive & body-based styles. You'll learn practical mind-body skills to calm & regulate your nervous system first, so you can then balance emotions & reframe thoughts. In session, Carli uses body awareness, breathwork, gestures, & grounding skills in combination with traditional talk therapy. You'll leave equipped with ways to feel more relaxed & present in your daily life.

Carli's style is engaging, empathic, & experiential. During sessions, you'll be guided into an atomsphere of safety & curiosity where all thoughts, feelings, & body sensations are welcomed to be expressed & released without judgement. Imagine finally letting yourself be with, rather than do or perform. You'll find that calming your body first will allow you to more easily calm your raging inner critic with acceptance & self-compassion.

Carli received her MSW from University of Pittsburgh & worked as a therapist in community health centers for five years before starting her own practice in 2021. This work inspired her study of yoga & somatics, as she served adults with severe trauma & substance use seeking healing in both body & mind. For fun, Carli enjoys yoga, beach volleyball, board games, training her new puppy as a therapy dog, & relaxing with family.


Message to clients

I look forward to helping you get to know yourself on a deeper level & find the transformation you've always wanted. I help folks heal by connecting with your own inner resources (mind body spirit). Imagine letting go of perfectionism or guilt & finally feeling good enough. I hear your longing to befriend your body, set boundaries, honor your values, trust yourself, listen to your needs, & learn self-love. Let's begin this work together!


Specialties

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Carli Watson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $125

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm - 7pm
  • Tue 11am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 2pm
  • Thu 10am - 3pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm - 7pm
  • Tue 11am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 2pm
  • Thu 10am - 3pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Grand Rapids practice
NA, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 2pm
  • Thu 10am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Carli Watson Wellness LLC, Somatic Therapist, Coach, & Yoga Teacher, 2021 - Present
UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers, Behavioral Health Therapist, 2018 - 2021
Squirrel Hill Health Center, Recovery Care Navigator, 2017 - 2018

University of Pittsburgh, MSW, 2017
Hope College, BASW, 2015


Licensure

Michigan: 6801112336

Pennsylvania: CW021324


Languages

English

Spanish