Carolyn  Rodenberg

Carolyn Rodenberg

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Maple Leaf practice (updated November 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Medical issues and chronic illness
  • Clinical hypnosis
  • Body-centered psychotherapy
  • Health choices
  • Stress
  • Existential challenges
  • Spirituality and religion

Professional statement

Carolyn Rodenberg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Maple Leaf neighborhood in Seattle, WA who specializes in Somatic Psychotherapy for medical and chronic illnesses, stress and anxiety, and health choices. She has extensive experience working with individuals who have a wide variety of medical conditions, including IBS, heart disease, chronic pain, and autoimmune diseases. Carolyn works closely with clients to help them feel more connected to and grounded in their bodies during moments of stress and uncertainty.

For individuals navigating medical challenges, Carolyn coaches her clients to better understand how doctors think and what their treatment options are, including physical and emotional side effects. She also helps her clients learn to advocate for themselves in their medical appointments and relationships.

Carolyn is a body-centered therapist who frequently implements breathwork and other mindfulness practices; sessions might include stretching, breathing, and sensing into the body, alongside traditional talk therapy. Carolyn's approach is supportive and interactive. She frequently asks questions and uses humor when appropriate. While she builds on her clients’ strengths, she also challenges them to move themselves forward.

Carolyn is dedicated to staying on top of advances in treatment methods and also collaborates frequently with medical providers as a treatment team. Outside of her private practice, Carolyn works in climate change and social justice activism, making her office a safe space for clients from all walks of life. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

It takes courage and self-care to reach out for help. Thank you for considering me as a Caring Presence in your healing process. You can feel safe to talk about whatever you need to because I work collaboratively, and my calmness and compassion undergird the therapy. Clients often talk about relationships with others, self and/or their body. My interactive and intuitive style helps you to recognize internal resources and use them, along with my support, to relieve distress and build energy for change.
I specialize in Somatic Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnosis. Somatic (or Body) Psychotherapy helps you to feel more connected to and grounded in your body during times of stress and uncertainty. Change occurs by listening to, learning from and living more fully into your body. Change also can be fostered by taking a vacation from your body in Clinical Hypnosis, and then returning with less tension and greater calm. While I have extensive experience with a wide variety of medical conditions, the way I work can benefit you in healing from many emotional, relational and physical issues.


Specialties

Medical issues and chronic illness - Facing and managing a disease or disorder in self, family or friends; either acute or long-standing. This includes receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress and recovering hope in the midst of it all.

Clinical hypnosis - A state of consciousness involving focused attention. Hypnosis enables people to tap into natural abilities and potential and to make changes quickly. It is useful for addressing depression, anxiety, creative blocks, sleep problems, chronic pain, overcoming unwanted habits and more

Body-centered psychotherapy - Body-Centered psychotherapy involves therapeutic approaches that integrate a client’s physical body into the therapy process. This is a process that recognizes the intimate relationship between the human body and the psychological well-being of a person

Health choices - Working to make lifestyle decisions for reaching desired health goals

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

Existential challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Spirituality and religion - Exploring how beliefs and practices related to a deeper connection between one’s self and the divine (or that which is larger than one’s self) can offer support, meaning, resource and spiritual healing


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $160
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)
  • Ongoing session fee: $140 (50min)

Therapist's note

Carolyn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Maple Leaf practice

9500 Roosevelt Way Northeast

Suite 210

Seattle, WA 98115

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1988 - Present

Integrative Health-Related Settings, 1994 - Present

Pacific Lutheran University, Master’s Degree, 1987


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Carolyn was very direct and informative. She was also available for a prompt appointment.


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