Rita Karuna Cahn

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant


Integrative Psychotherapy

My approach integrates Somatic Experiencing with Jungian and relational depth psychotherapy. I am especially interested in working with people who have a spiritual practice and are seeking to expand and deepen their somatic and psychological awareness. I have over 40 years experience offering therapy for individuals, couples and groups, as well as supervision and consultation for psychotherapists. I have been a Clinical Professor in the Psychiatry Department of UCSF Medical Center and am on the supervising and teaching faculties of The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, and The Marina Counseling Center, San Francisco. I am approved to offer SE sessions for Beginning and Intermediate SE students. My healing work is informed by more than 35 years of spiritual study and practice.


  • Addiction
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Families of Veterans
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Licensed Psychotherapist

Professional Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Post Advanced Certificates

  • Eye of the Needle