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Kirtan Coan

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Spirithorse Psychotherapy
829 Shoreland Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27106
United States of America

About Kirtan Coan

Certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) for over 10 years, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. I've trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based therapies such as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for recovery from addictions, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and trauma, panic disorder, OCD, childhood abuse, unipolar and bipolar depression, and for marital and couple empowerment. Formerly a therapist in the counseling center of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a lead clinician at The Bridge at Brookstown Treatment Center for addictions, I practice currently at The Mood Treatment Center, 336 722.7266, 1615 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, 27106, where we do take insurance and specialize in the bipolar spectrum. In my private practice of almost 20 years with Spirithorse Psychotherapy, 336 624.8253, 829 Shoreland Road, 27106, I work in an eclectic format and take no insurance.
I hold certificates in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), having trained in 1994 under Jon Kabat-Zinn, and in Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy, having trained in1998 under Natalie Rogers. In 2000 I completed course work for a doctorate in expressive arts therapy, receiving a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from The International Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland, and have taught expressive arts courses at Omega Institute, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, and the University of San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I am trained in Dynamic Attachment RePatterning Experience (DARe) with Diane Poole Heller to apply Somatic Experiencing to issues of early childhood attachment, and currently assist Patti Elledge at DARe 1 workshops.
For 19 years I've lead groups in women's spirituality, taught mindfulness practices and mindful flow yoga in both The School of Dance and The School of Drama at UNCSA and in various Winston Salem yoga studios as well as for Salem College Continuing Ed. In whatever setting, whether working with adolescents, adults, couples or groups, I utilize my skills in mindfulness, t'aiqi, and yoga to slow down the internal processing system so the delicate voice and felt-sense of the deep self can emerge to be heard, in the present, with safety and respect. I regularly receive SE sessions to learn from within and increase my own trust in the healing pace of the client. I am increasingly touched at the power of SE to renegotiate and gradually heal traumatic experiences without retraumatization..


  • Eating Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • LGBT
  • Addiction
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Refugees
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:

Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC

Professional Certifications:

LPC #2785, NBCC #27076, EMDR #9194, CAGS

Business Phone

(336) 624-8253


Mobile Phone

(336) 624-8253


Insurance Accepted



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