“Karen helped me to break through my barriers to being a confident, creative performance artist through EMDR. She creates a safe and nurturing environment and then, gently but powerfully, guides you into working through and releasing some of the negative experiences that caused the blocks. I found it very empowering!”

 —T.J., composer and vocalist

Karen Welling has been a licensed therapist and performing musician for more than 30 years. She is certified as a life coach through International Coach Federation. Karen is a former competitive gymnast and charter member of the Cornell University Women’s Gymnastics Team. Karen has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, family, and couples therapy. As a musician, she has performed blues, gospel, jazz, and rock in many venues in the greater Boston area, including Symphony Hall and the Hatch Shell.

Karen has received numerous awards from the MassachusettsCultural Council. She has worked with artists and athletes at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Michael Phelps Skill Center, Boston Triathlon, Pinetown Gymnastics Club  (South Africa), and Tufts University.

It is deeply satisfying for Karen to accompany people on their journeys through the challenges in life, whether artistic, athletic, or life-focused.