Karie Gundrum, LCPC, NCC
A native of South Dakota, Karie landed in Bozeman in 2011 to enjoy opportunities to explore nature, as well as personal and professional growth. She is a graduate of Montana State University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, and she previously worked as an Outpatient Therapist at the Gallatin Mental Health Center.
Karie has a genuine, easy-going, down-to-earth style, and she works closely and collaboratively with her clients. Karie believes that everyone has their own internal wisdom and great capacity for growth and healing, and she joins with her clients to uncover blocks and stuck points. She helps her clients understand their distressing experience and stuck points in common sense terms.
Karie specializes in Internal Family Systems, which she finds to be a powerful approach to working with individuals. She is also drawn to mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, existential psychology, and enjoys Brene Brown’s work on shame and vulnerability. Karie enjoys learning about the neurobiological and psychological impact of trauma and stressful events. Karie considers the client’s whole environment, including wellness factors such as sleep and exercise, in assessing and helping her clients improve their well-being.
Karie works with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and low self-esteem.
Outside the office, she enjoys engaging in her own mindfulness practices, connecting with her partner and friends, and spending time in nature with her dog, Bambi.
Lori Case Marchak