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About nicolekahn

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Imago relationship therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and Trauma Touch Therapist. Using an integrative approach that blends solution-focused strategies of the West with mindfulness practices of the East, clients are guided towards authentic self-expression, embodiment, and full aliveness.

Upcoming Event!

I am hoping you will join me on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30p-7:30p for an evening that will support you in accessing the peace and clarity that already lives within you. I am speaking at Connected – Seen & Heard’s event, Connect … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart

As November is upon us, with winter quickly approaching, we are reminded that it is time to ready ourselves for the season ahead.  For some, this may mean filling our cupboards with heartier foods.  For others, it may be anticipating … Continue reading

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Conscious Couplehood: An Imago Approach

Conscious Couplehood: An Imago Approach Being in a committed, romantic partnership is hard work. We know we are with the right person not only when we feel good, but especially when our buttons get pushed in just the right way. … Continue reading

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Spring into a Renewed Mind, Body and Spirit

Today is an auspicious day, the spring equinox. Today we are ushered into spring and reminded that the turning point between shorter, colder days and fuller, sunnier skies has arrived. March is a time of transformation, restoration and renewal. It is a … Continue reading

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The Lifetime Affect of Childhood Trauma

“In the mid-’90s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for seven out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. In high doses, it affects brain development, the immune … Continue reading

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Frazzled or Festive? De-stressing For the Holidays

For many, the holiday season is a time of stress, filled with expectations about family togetherness and many choices about how to spend your time and money. There are just so many things to do, and a limited time to do … Continue reading

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Transformational Power of Support

Asking for and receiving support can be one of the most profound experiences we can have. Living in a culture that promotes individuality, we tend to forget that support is necessary for us to achieve our greatest potential. The first … Continue reading

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Healing our Inner Critic

So often in our relationships we get triggered into believing stories about who we are. Our partner forgets to call us when they’re running late and we find ourselves frenzied; with a closer look we see that his or her behavior … Continue reading

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The Gift of Intimacy

Oftentimes, when we hear the word intimacy, we think “sex.” Somehow, and especially in our culture, these two terms have become synonymous. Yet the truth is that so often, the sex we westerners experience is void of any true intimacy. … Continue reading

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Nicole joins Restoration Inn!

I am proud to announce that I have joined the team at Restoration Inn– a San Diego treatment center for women. The Restoration Inn is Practical Recovery’s four-bed treatment facility for female survivors of relationship trauma. The focus of the residence … Continue reading

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