Karla Amanda Brown

Karla Amanda Brown (She Series), MA, LMFT, is a Staff Psychotherapist & Coach for faculty and staff at Stanford University as well as Founder/CEO of Soul Centric Counseling and Healing Center, which employs and trains pre-licensed clinicians to serve the people of the Silicon Valley who have a diverse range of identities and trauma histories. 

As an African-American/Black woman, Karla has found it imperative to learn more about impact that trauma and resilience practices has had on groups of people, particularly Black people, throughout time and space. Her personal living and learning journey supports her as she counsels, mentors and teaches. We are each unique and deserve to live in ways that are culturally, emotionally and socially congruent.

In addition to providing services to individuals and family units, Karla is practiced in the use of group therapy and community building to facilitate the reduction of shame, hopelessness and the impact of racial trauma while increasing clarity, a felt sense of belonging and compassion for self and others. Karla’s belief in the healing power of groups led her to launch the resource and training platform Soul Centric Collective, which is part of a mission to increase the quality of group therapy training for clinicians and to promote access to group therapy for people around the world. 

After years of training in IFS, AEDP, Brainspotting, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and earning certifications as a Healing Shame Practitioner, Daring Way Facilitator and EMDR Therapist, Karla found her stride with Somatic Attachment Therapy. Training with Karen Rachels seemed like a perfect and natural fit given the flexible nature and robust toolkit of SAT. Also, the emphasis on attachment needs of client and clinician is unmatched in any other model of psychotherapy.

Contact Info:

Email: karla@soulcentriccounseling.com

Phone: 650-667-0117

SF Bay Area Counseling Center: SoulCentricCounseling.com

Group Therapy Resource & Training Hub: SoulCentricCollective.com

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