Kari  Fillian
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Kari Fillian


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Plymouth Not Accepting In-person

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Updated January 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Mind-body connection
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Kari Fillian (she/her) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who is passionate about working with those who have experienced trauma and are interested in building more wholeness and self-compassion in their lives. She holds a certificate of advanced training in family systems therapy and is currently training in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She uses an eclectic mix of somatic and embodiment techniques, mindfulness/meditation, Internal Family Systems, and narrative therapy approaches.

Kari believes that we are all whole people - body, mind, and spirit - and all of these elements need to be incorporated into the therapy space and the healing journey. Kari specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, and has specific expertise in treating folks with adverse religious experiences (religious trauma/spiritual abuse). She also works with individuals, couples, and families who are looking for a therapy approach that incorporates a variety of aspects of wellness - whether that is yoga, meditation, traditional talk therapy, or time with animals. She believes that all people deserve to take care of themselves, and therapy can be accessed at any stage in the journey of life - whether you are navigating a crisis, want to deepen self-awareness, are experiencing a relational conflict, or want to set goals for the future.

Kari has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including therapeutic and alternative elementary, middle, and high schools; an intensive in-home family therapy program; outpatient trauma clinics; and elder care services. She has also worked as a Registered Yoga Teacher, teaching classes in her local community. She currently has an office in Plymouth, Massachusetts with a beautiful view of the ocean, and she offers both in-person (with the support of Janie, her Emotional Support Dog) and Telehealth sessions.

Message to clients

Whatever your reason for seeking out therapy today, know that you are welcome here. Rather than telling you what to do or handing out advice, I believe that my job is to engage you in looking deep within yourself for the answers and healing you desire. Coming from a humanistic perspective, my practice is based on the belief that every human being has inherent dignity and worth - even the parts of us that we don't like so much. I truly trust that you are already whole and have everything you need within you to create change and live the life you are meant to live; you may just need some support in developing and connecting to your body’s inner wisdom, which is where I come in. I am here to provide a brave space for you to explore your inner landscape in order to help you meet your goals. Depending on your preferences and needs, I will use an eclectic mix of mindfulness, body-based, expressive, and narrative approaches, all from a trauma-informed perspective.

It is important to me that I do my own work in order to support you in the best way I can. This includes meeting regularly for consultation with my clinical supervisor, engaging in my own therapy, and consistently looking for new opportunities to learn and grow.

I offer a free 15-minute consult so you and I can decide together if I would be a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!


Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

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

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri 10am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Plymouth practice
225 Water Street, A209, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
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 Telehealth only
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri Telehealth only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

South Shore Educational Collaborative/Map Academy, School Adjustment Counselor, 2015 - 2022
Justice Resource Institute, Clinician/Therapist, 2019 - 2021

Center for Trauma and Embodiment, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, 2023
The Embody Lab, Integrative Somatic Parts Work, 2022
The Body Positive, Certified Treatment Provider, 2021
Yoga Farm Ithaca, Registered Yoga Teacher, 2020
Therapy Training Boston, Certificate of Advanced Training in Family Systems Therapy, 2020
Bridgewater State University, Master of Social Work, 2019


Massachusetts: 124344



Therapy Groups

Kari  Fillian
Reclaiming Your Body Through Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Reclaiming Your Body is a 6-week virtual Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) group for survivors of religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and purity culture - open to individuals in all states!