Inga Knudson, AMFT

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  • Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 14583 Big Basin Way, Ste 2B, Saratoga, California, 95070
  • Phone: 669-240-3419
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  • Session Fees: $160
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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Free 30 Minute Initial Consultation

I am committed to providing compassionate and non-judgemental support on your life's path. I recognize the courage it takes to begin searching for a therapist. Safety and trust are two pillars of a supportive relationship and this is where we begin, building a relationship where you feel safe enough to explore what's most important to you.  

I can help you with:

  • anxiety, addiction
  • depression, isolation
  • PTSD and C-PTSD (shock and developmental trauma)
  • relationships, avoidance
  • attachment, family of origin experience, expectations 
  •  grief and loss


Benefits of therapy with me:

  • greater relationship with yourself and others
  • emotional regulation, less emotional outbursts
  • increased capacity for positive thoughts and experiences
  • greater access to voice, choice and self-expression
  • reclaiming a sense of purpose and joy in your life

I work as a somatic relational psychotherapist. My approach to therapy is based upon a relational lens (Gestalt Therapy) that encompasses the body and nervous system (Somatic Experiencing and Polyvagal theory) and our earliest life experiences (Attachment Theory).

My background includes interning at a domestic violence support center and working with youth and families at local high schools. I work with people who have been impacted by relational harm at any stage in life. I have training in three post-master's somatic trauma treatment interventions: Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, NeuroAffective Touch. I work under the training and supervision of Lena Axelsson, PsyD., who is a somatic relational therapist with training in Relational Gestalt Therapy, SE (Somatic Experiencing), NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model) and NA Touch (NeuroAffective Touch).

Therapeutic modalities and interventions:

Somatic Experiencing, developed by Peter Levine, is a body-based trauma therapy used to decrease the symptoms of shock and stress in the body.

NeuroAffective Touch, created by Aline LaPierre, addresses emotional, relational and developmental deficits that are difficult to access verbally.

EMDR, developed by Francine Shapiro, utilizes bilateral stimulation of the eyes to process overwhelming life events.


Couples and Intimate Partners: 

I hold a certificate in Trauma Informed Sex Positive Therapy from Melissa Fritchle, LMFT.  My work with couples is influenced by Esther Perel's work with erotic intelligence, Ellen Bader's developmental model, Terry Real's work with patriarchy and power and Stan Tatkin's PACT model.


Education and Background: 

Masters, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco 

Somatic Experiencing, Advanced Student

NeuroAffective Touch, Student

Trained in EMDR, EMDRIA International Association


$160 per 50-minute Individual session

$200 per 75-minute Couple or Family session

Super bills available.


Saratoga Therapy

14583 Big Basin Way, Ste 2B, Saratoga CA, 95070

Currently providing in person and virtual sessions. 

Supervised by Lena Axelsson, LMFT #47915




Inga Knudson Reaches

Los Altos CA
Cupertino CA
Santa Cruz CA
San Jose CA