Get to know Kal Zeryihun
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed therapist, certified integrative mental health provider, and founder of CreateWellness. It is my intention for your therapy sessions to have significant and lasting value to you.
I provide evidenced-based and emerging neuroscience based treatments to individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions including those struggling with experiences of single incident and complex trauma. I work with individuals from all walks of life and lifestyles, whether normative or nonnormative.
I value mental health care that is more than symptom reduction. My emphasis is on human flourishing and helping you build and maintain a meaningful life based on your values. I use a mind and body integrated approach to healing, such as increasing awareness of the Gut-Brain connection and incorporating mindfulness practices along with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you improve your mental health using more of the pathways your body naturally heals itself.
In addition to my clinical work, I have a deep interest and commitment to community and environmental wellbeing. In my personal time, I enjoy writing poetry, seeking attention from my cats, camping, spending time with people I love - preferably while eating yummy foods, and walking where there are more trees than I can count.
License & Trainings
Board of Behavioral Science, California
License No. LCSW89035
Maryland License No. LCSW-C27828
Washington, D.C. License No. LC200002848
Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider (CIMHP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
Let's build from what’s strong. You have inner strengths, hopes, dreams, and meaningful connections in your life. These are all essential in the work and journey towards the life you envision for yourself. Let’s turn that vision into reality together. And if you don't feel that you have any hopes, dreams or a sense of belonging, let's build a space for those to exist.