Counseling and Coaching

Mental health counseling can help patients experiencing self-sabotage, indecision, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, ADD/ADHD, or the effects of trauma. Coaching can support effectively navigating life’s changes, time management, clearing clutter, making space for what matters, and living a more artful life.

Carolyn’s counseling practice is full. To make a coaching appointment, please call (360) 676-8717 or send her an email.

Carolyn Koehnline, MA, CJT

I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have had a private psychotherapy practice in Bellingham since 1992. I work with adults who are navigating life changes, and those who are experiencing self-sabotage, indecision, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, ADD, and the effects of trauma. When it feels helpful, I include Emotional Freedom Technique, EMDR and other helpful tools and techniques.

I am also the creator of Gentle Approach Coaching. I have extensive experience teaching groups and supporting individuals to creatively clear clutter, manage time, and navigate other practical dilemmas of daily living. I am a Certified Journal Therapist and use brief, focused writing techniques and other creative modalities in all my work. I love sharing simple tools that can make a big difference.

I have written three books: Confronting Your Clutter, The Bear’s Gift, and Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act.

In my free time I love to write, walk and make music and art.

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I also offer two online courses:
Journaling to Clear Clutter: Three Simple Strategies
Gentle Clutter Clearing Basics

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