Carly Rainé Canant (they/them)
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Greetings to you! My name is Carly Rainé and my practice is to cultivate a wise and loving presence in service to life. I have reverence for all beings and experiences and take my own positionally into consideration when interacting with others, especially across differences of class, race, ability, sexual orientation, gender, background, and culture(s). It is my mission to meet clients where they are and honor the unique experiences and contexts of each person with respect and care. I have a client-centered and collaborative approach.
Meeting with me can be a playful exploration where we use expressive arts to journey deeper into resources, feelings, and experiences. It can also be an invitation to slow down and notice what is alive inside at a pace and amount that is not overwhelming. Supporting the body and mind in feeling a general sense of okayness is one of the first resources I explore with clients. I offer companionship and guidance for clients in each step and every pause. I desire to collaboratively navigate towards the heart of what is bothering clients, support them in meeting it, check in with them about what is true for them now, and explore possible alternatives for how they would like to respond.
Therapy with me is informed by you! What do you like? How do you feel supported? Once oriented to your expertise, I draw upon my experience and training in person-centered psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, child-directed play therapy (when applicable), the creative arts, family systems theory, and polarity therapy (a whole person healing modality) to nurture an accepting, open, and engaging space for reflection, feeling, growth, expression, active communication, and the co-creation of a therapeutic experience. Together we will explore your concerns, activate resources that support you, and set compassionate intentions for small doable changes in the direction of greater inner and outer wellness.
I have worked with elementary students in the school setting, transitional age youth and adults in an LGBTQIA+ focused outpatient clinic, and hundreds of youth and adults as a facilitator of outdoor team building and adventure programs. I hold a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley and a MA in expressive arts counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. My practice is open to children, adolescents, transitional age youth, adults, those seeking relationship counseling, and families. I am white, non-binary, and Queer. I affirm all sexual orientations and gender identities.
If you feel called to connect with me, I invite you to press the “CONTACT” button below so we can begin to discover if working together will serve you in your healing and wellness journey.