Dynamic Emotional Integration® Training and Consulting

Our emotions are at the root of all we think and do. Understanding and working with our emotions is essential to our well-being, healing and living a balanced and fulfilling life.
Unfortunately, most of us never learn how to access the wisdom and intelligence within our emotions. Instead, we label our emotions as good and bad, never truly understanding what they are communicating to us. Understanding and working with our emotions frees us from living at the mercy of our moods and the moods of others, empowering us to live our best lives and to cultivate supportive and meaningful relationships.

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is a leading-edge approach to emotions. Based on the work of Karla McLaren M.E.d., award-winning author, social science researcher, and empathy expert. Her work focuses on her grand unified theory of emotions, which revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, healthy empathy, and profound healing. Karla is the author of many books, including The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You (2023), and she is the creator of the Empathy Academy online learning site. This work offers a unique way to understand and support your emotions and empathic nature.

Dynamic Emotional Integration® Consulting

My consulting approach

my Consulting Approach

Our emotions are always supporting us, even when it doesn’t feel like they are. Understanding what they are trying to communicate and why releases resistance and allows for a more empathic approach to how we treat our emotions, our relationships, and ourselves. I offer a space for you to feel into your emotions, and even befriend them. We work together to understand how your emotions are supporting you and how you can support them and access their unique gifts and intelligence.

What you can expect in your Dynamic Emotional Integration® Consultation
  • An in-depth pre-session questionnaire to help you identify your issues and discover the emotional and self-care skills you already possess.
  • A focused, hour-long inquiry into your specific situation, with the goal of listening to the personalized options and solutions that your emotions contain.
  • An approach that focuses equally on your interior and exterior life, because your emotional skills are a crucial part of your self-awareness and your social skills.
  • Support in strengthening your emotional awareness, using DEI skills and practices in your own life.
  • A written follow-up detailing your session and the ideas and solutions you, your emotions, and your DEI Consultant created for your unique situation.
  • Subsequent sessions of an hour or half-hour (depending on your needs) will focus on your progress and a deepening inquiry into the wisdom of your emotions.

DEI Consultation options

A single DEI Consultation

If you feel comfortable with your emotional skills and awareness, but you need to delve more deeply into a specific situation, a single Consultation may be just right for you.

A series of 3 DEI Consultations

If your situation is of longer duration, or you need deeper support with specific skills or emotions, a series of three Consultations may be supportive for you.

The Self-Awareness Series

In this special series focused on your individual needs, you and your DEI Consultant will work with the Dynamic Emotional Integration® Workbook and develop your skills and awareness over a period of 3, 4, or 6 months (depending on your needs and preferences).

How is a DEI Consultation different from therapy?

Your emotions are vital aspects of your basic cognition, and you can learn to work with each one of them skillfully. DEI Consultations help you focus on the unique ways that your emotions are working in your life, and on the genius in your emotional realm. DEI skills can help you learn to work with most of your emotions on your own.

However, there are situations where clinical support is helpful, such as long-term depressions, post-traumatic conditions, difficulties with abusive relationships, addictions, and other, more intense situations. We maintain clear boundaries between DEI and therapy, yet we also work with people who are in concurrent therapy, because learning more about your emotions and developing skills with them is helpful at any time, and for everyone.



Initial Consultation – One hour $125

*Includes a pre-session questionnaire and post-session summary with suggested practices. 

Initial Consultation – One hour


*Includes a pre-session questionnaire and post-session summary with suggested practices. 

Follow Up Consultation – One hour $100

*Includes post-session summary and suggested practices.

Follow Up Consultation – One hour


*Includes post-session summary and suggested practices.

Dynamic Emotional Integration® Training

I have a passion for the natural world and create DEI workshops immersed in nature. I offer DEI workshops to organizations and groups interested in healthy interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. I believe that emotions are at the root of all we think and do, and I help others to understand and work with their emotions so that they can connect to their true selves, heal and thrive in our human herd. 

My teaching philosophy

I love to create and facilitate experiential learning workshops to help teach others how to connect to the wisdom and intelligence within their emotions. I believe we learn best through experiencing, feeling into our body’s wisdom, and reconnecting to our felt sense. This helps us connect to our emotions as pure sources of information and integrate the other sources of intelligences available to us.