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.
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
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Private Practice, 1988 - Present
Integrative Health-Related Settings, 1994 - Present
Pacific Lutheran University, Master’s Degree, 1987
"Carolyn was very direct and informative. She was also available for a prompt appointment."- Zencare client • August 2019