Heal yourself, Contribute to Healing our Society

I am a somatic therapist who provides a supportive healing environment for those who feel called to make a difference in the world.  I have a special resonance with those engaged in education, non-profit, healing and/or social justice work.

Reconnect with your authentic self, speak the truth about your feelings and experiences,  gain tools for healing and transformation, make change in your family & community.


Caren Ohlson, M.F.T.

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who grew up in the Bay Area, CA. I have over 10 years experience in the education, social justice and mental health fields.  I opened my private practice in 2019.  My areas of deep focus have been somatics, process work, trauma-informed care, and the relationship between personal and social oppressions & our sense of wellness.  I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in school, private practice and group settings.   I believe connection with nature or spirit, creativity, and community are the foundations of healing and ongoing wellness.  


Having a positive, supportive relationship with a therapist who listens deeply to you and provides appropriate support can be transformative.  

I strongly believe that sharing stories and experiences with a supportive group is necessary for healing.  So much trauma and pain is caused in group contexts (family, school, etc) and we have the power to create spaces together to heal past wounds and learn new ways of being together.

I have many years of experience helping white people identify and unlearn harmful racist conditioning.  I offer time-limited consultation for those who need immediate support with a work or personal situation.  


Contact Me

Offices in Kensington & Oakland, CA

carenmft@gmail.com |  Tel: 510-224-3863

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