Katherine (Katie) Behm
- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology
Sometimes our bodies send us messages that we don’t want to receive so we distract ourselves with food, drugs, alcohol, sex, and social media to drown them out. These methods of avoidance are deeply human and sometimes even necessary but when we allow them to go on for too long, eventually our inner voice outsmarts us and forces us to pay attention. This is when chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and relational conflict start to set in.
Seeking therapy is the first step towards finding your way back to yourself. In our work together, we will navigate that path side by side, at whatever pace you need. Along the way, you will rediscover lost or forgotten parts of yourself and uncover old wounds that have been quietly shaping your life into one that you may no longer recognize. We will also laugh, look back in amazement at the genius of your younger self, and share in the delight of exploring new ways of relating to and knowing yourself.
I am a Northern California raised, cis-gender woman brought up in a home rooted in values of equality, community, and humor. I have spent much of my adult life in San Francisco and New York City where I have had the privilege of working for several community-oriented organizations. While in New York, I worked for Americorps as a preschool instructor, live-in nanny for a child with autism, tutor for young people with ADHD, summer camp counselor for children with neurodiversity, and intake specialist at a center for teens. After I graduated from school, I spent three months in Indonesia working with children with special needs, and when I returned to San Francisco, I began working for Progress Foundation as a residential mental health counselor, a role I continue on a per diem basis. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in somatic psychology. I live with my partner and two cats, Toulouse and Jane, in San Francisco and spend my free time making art, hiking, and spending time with my loved ones.
I have worked with children, teens, parents, and individuals in community mental health settings and as a postpartum doula. Through this work, I have come to recognize the necessity of holding the influences of ancestral trauma, systemic oppression, and current affairs closely in mind while moving through the many layers of healing encountered in the therapeutic process.
Some of the more prominent themes I have encountered in my work thus far are:
- Loss of intuition/sense of self as a victim of oppression, survivor of relational violence, or as a side-effect of having caregivers who were absent, abusive, or struggled with addiction and/or mental illness.
- Difficulty adjusting to major life changes or stages of life
- Low self-esteem and self-disappointment
- Chronic pain, depression, and anxiety
- Unaddressed symptoms of ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and addiction
- The transition and adjustment to life as a new parent
I trust that every person who steps into the therapy room has an innate understanding of what they need. In my work, I invite my clients to access that deeper knowing. By implementing body-oriented and trauma-informed practices I will support you in both honoring the wisdom of your nervous system and developing tools to maintain its regulation. I encourage my clients to draw from nature, movement, journaling, community-building, and artistic expression to support this healing and hold reverence for the intuitive resourcing strategies they have already cultivated in themselves.
- Children: 7-12
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Foster Youth, People experiencing chronic pain, Empaths, New parents, Parents of children with disabilities
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Somatic Psychotherapy
Integrative Somatic Parts Work, Hakomi Therapy
- Credit Card
- Monday Afternoon
- Monday Evening
- Tuesday Morning
- Wednesday Morning
- Wednesday Afternoon
- Thursday Morning
- Thursday Afternoon
I offer free 15-minute phone consultations before scheduling our first session. Please reach out over email or phone if you’re interested in learning more about my practice and think we might be a good fit to work together:
· (415) 890-3933
I am currently seeing clients remotely over phone and video with plans to offer the option of in-person sessions in the Spring of 2022.
Rawna Romero, LMFT #41466