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Carli Watson(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Anxiety - Trauma- Stress management- Addiction- Work stress-Mind-body connection-

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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!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

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

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


Michigan: 6801112336 - Pennsylvania: CW021324 - Florida: TPSW2498


English, Spanish


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Carli Watson is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$140 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $140

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