Invite Curiosity, Awaken Joy, Embrace Life

I focus on building resilience through curiosity, and the art of an embodied relationship to self and others

I will challenge you to take the journey between “Risk and Possibility”. This is the sweet spot of tension that motivates change. Be Curious. Explore through Inquiry! Tickle what brings you pleasure. Connect to your body. Dance with the discomfort. Integrate the past with the present. Find Balance. Breathe. Create confidence. Feel empowered. Be playful with the inner child. Embrace yourself.

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Invite Curiosity
Awaken Joy
Embrace Life

I focus on building resilience through curiosity, and the art of an embodied relationship to self and others

I will challenge you to take the journey between “Risk and Possibility”. This is the sweet spot of tension that motivates change. Be Curious. Explore through Inquiry! Tickle what brings you pleasure. Connect to your body. Dance with the discomfort. Integrate the past with the present. Find Balance. Breathe. Create confidence. Feel empowered. Be playful with the inner child. Embrace yourself.

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Explore the Questions. Take the risk of a new possibility, Embrace your “Self” with Intention…

Come alive into the NOW, fully embodied…

I offer creative methods that support you to dance with the discomfort in life. I teach the science behind the body’s way of managing “threat” or conflict, fear, sadness and doubt. I lead clients to discover that what seemed like a “problem” was only a means of the body, mind and soul trying to get their attention.

Creative Integration Therapy is a psychotherapy method that I have developed to support individuals who are seeking an Integrative Embodied Presence in their lives.

If your life feels chaotic; if your emotions seem out-of-control; or if you just feel “stuck” in dysfunctional patterns, then this method will help you build better internal connections integrating those out-of-balance parts of yourself. It is not about getting rid of the discomfort. Instead, let’s learn to dance with it, so that the experience of sorrow and joy transforms the way we live our lives.

Explore the Questions. Take the risk of a new possibility, Embrace your “Self” with Intention…

Come alive into the NOW, fully embodied…

I offer creative methods that support you to dance with the discomfort in life. I teach the science behind the body’s way of managing “threat” or conflict, fear, sadness and doubt. I lead clients to discover that what seemed like a “problem” was only a means of the body, mind and soul trying to get their attention.

Creative Integration Therapy is a psychotherapy method that I have developed to support individuals who are seeking an Integrative Embodied Presence in their lives.

If your life feels chaotic; if your emotions seem out-of-control; or if you just feel “stuck” in dysfunctional patterns, then this method will help you build better internal connections integrating those out-of-balance parts of yourself. It is not about getting rid of the discomfort. Instead, let’s learn to dance with it, so that the experience of sorrow and joy transforms the way we live our lives.

Somatic Coaching & Psychotherapy

I use an integrative approach to healing, addressing the complex interplay between the biological, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, relational, and environmental factors that contribute to internal and external disharmony. Integrative healing honors the internal wisdom of all living systems and trusts that healing power and intelligence is within us all. We focus on integrating the way we connect with ourselves and others, the way we use our defense system to manage threat, and the interconnectedness of how our physical body tells our story.

When we can acknowledge that something is not “wrong”, but rather, something is stuck on “repeat” for very good reasons, then a shift comes along quickly! Knowledge can be helpful, yet it is experiences that bring knowledge into life and form. As we move from cognition to experience, we awaken the Wakeful Witness and live a more embodied enlivened life.

COACHING

Somatic Coaching & Psychotherapy

I use an integrative approach to healing, addressing the complex interplay between the biological, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, relational, and environmental factors that contribute to internal and external disharmony. Integrative healing honors the internal wisdom of all living systems and trusts that healing power and intelligence is within us all. We focus on integrating the way we connect with ourselves and others, the way we use our defense system to manage threat, and the interconnectedness of how our physical body tells our story.

When we can acknowledge that something is not “wrong”, but rather, something is stuck on “repeat” for very good reasons, then a shift comes along quickly! Knowledge can be helpful, yet it is experiences that bring knowledge into life and form. As we move from cognition to experience, we awaken the Wakeful Witness and live a more embodied enlivened life.

COACHING

Creative Integration & Soul Tending

Soul Tending and Spiritual Direction is a transpersonal-based, body-centered and trauma-informed, integrated program addressing spiritual emergence with spiritual inquiry that integrates a focus on our evolving journey for purpose and meaning making.

I want to work with people who are curious about life and want to integrate Spirituality with a deeper embodied experience of being human.

When people are feeling lost or confused about themselves or their life, I often find that what is missing is a connection… to Self and something bigger that unites and connects us. When we invite a curiosity about what is sacred, what is holy and of deeper value, then that exploration leads us to the mysteries of life, both those which are personal and those which are corporate or cultural. I have a passion for inviting such a journey to those I work with.

EXPLORE METHODS

“Already, I have experienced tremendous results. Not only do I have less anxiety than I ever have before, but now I also have a deep sense of peace. I now fall asleep easily, sleep soundly through the night, and wake up feeling refreshed. I have better boundaries which extends to a multitude of areas and situations. She has helped me understand, process, and reframe the emotional traumas I experienced.” – Meghan M.

Creative Integration & Soul Tending

Soul Tending and Spiritual Direction is a transpersonal-based, body-centered and trauma-informed, integrated program addressing spiritual emergence with spiritual inquiry that integrates a focus on our evolving journey for purpose and meaning making.

I want to work with people who are curious about life and want to integrate Spirituality with a deeper embodied experience of being human.

When people are feeling lost or confused about themselves or their life, I often find that what is missing is a connection… to Self and something bigger that unites and connects us. When we invite a curiosity about what is sacred, what is holy and of deeper value, then that exploration leads us to the mysteries of life, both those which are personal and those which are corporate or cultural. I have a passion for inviting such a journey to those I work with.

EXPLORE METHODS

Intentional Experiences & Possibilities

I am now offering Retreats & Intensives for people wanting to come to Charlottesville for a long weekend and focus on healing and integrating their lives. I also love the opportunities to teach and share my experiences and knowledge through consulting and training.

RETREATS

Retreat Experiences

These retreats are often for individuals seeking a framework for their own personal development as well as the opportunity to cultivate a deeper transpersonal awareness of their relations with the overarching culture, their ancestors, their community and the evolving world of human beings.

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Consulting

Case Consulting & Supervision

I offer consultation services in the form of mentorship, trainings, group or individual supervision, and case consultations. As a therapist, I can mentor you as you learn to expand your tool kit and build your confidence as you take on challenging cases.

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Stress Regulation

Safe and Sound Protocol Programs

I offer two Safe and Sound Protocol program options. SSP helps regulate anxiety and stress through sound, while building connection, trust and a safe environment through co-regulation of the nervous system.

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“If you are willing to explore… and go there… I will join you on the edge… I’ll go with you, and we will dip our toes into the water, get wet, begin to find our way.” – Katharine Knapp

Client Testimonials

“I have been working with Katharine for almost 4 years and I can’t express how much she has touched my life. I initially reached out to her because of her diverse set of creative approaches. Upon meeting her, I was struck by her warmth, sincerity, and willingness. Over time, I have continued to work with Katharine because she has been incredibly supportive, present, daring. She has instilled in me a curiosity and willingness to shift perspectives, balance emotions and take action. All along, I have felt that Katharine hit an elegant balance between encouraging me, holding my hand and letting me build and walk my own path. She has not held back from challenging me, calling me out when I needed it, yet she also provided the softness and understanding that I needed. She has not only been a therapist but a mentor, a wise ear, a confidant. Katharine is not your typical therapist and she doesn’t fit into any boxes. She is a true gem, and I feel lucky to have crossed paths with her.” – Lalin Anik, BA, DBA Harvard Business School

“The things I value most about working with Katharine are her incredibly accurate intuition and her directness, which enable her to hone in and make progress significantly faster.

My life has improved dramatically in just the last 5 months since I started working with Katharine. Throughout my life, I have had anxiety, difficulties with sleep, and emotional traumas.

Already, I have experienced tremendous results. Not only do I have less anxiety than I ever have before, but now I also have a deep sense of peace. I now fall asleep easily, sleep soundly through the night, and wake up feeling refreshed. I have better boundaries which extends to a multitude of areas and situations. She has helped me understand, process, and reframe the emotional traumas I experienced.” – Meghan M

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Client Testimonials

“I have been working with Katharine for almost 4 years and I can’t express how much she has touched my life. I initially reached out to her because of her diverse set of creative approaches. Upon meeting her, I was struck by her warmth, sincerity, and willingness. Over time, I have continued to work with Katharine because she has been incredibly supportive, present, daring. She has instilled in me a curiosity and willingness to shift perspectives, balance emotions and take action. All along, I have felt that Katharine hit an elegant balance between encouraging me, holding my hand and letting me build and walk my own path. She has not held back from challenging me, calling me out when I needed it, yet she also provided the softness and understanding that I needed. She has not only been a therapist but a mentor, a wise ear, a confidant. Katharine is not your typical therapist and she doesn’t fit into any boxes. She is a true gem, and I feel lucky to have crossed paths with her.” – Lalin

“The things I value most about working with Katharine are her incredibly accurate intuition and her directness, which enable her to hone in and make progress significantly faster.

My life has improved dramatically in just the last 5 months since I started working with Katharine. Throughout my life, I have had anxiety, difficulties with sleep, and emotional traumas.

Already, I have experienced tremendous results. Not only do I have less anxiety than I ever have before, but now I also have a deep sense of peace. I now fall asleep easily, sleep soundly through the night, and wake up feeling refreshed. I have better boundaries which extends to a multitude of areas and situations. She has helped me understand, process, and reframe the emotional traumas I experienced.” – Meghan M

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