Cori Wright, MS, CMHC, SEP
Therapist at Evoke Entrada
Cori’s strengths are rooted in being able to see through the eyes of both the child and the parent(s). Cori believes that in order for a family system to change, each individual’s experience and perspective needs to be considered. Cori’s hope is to be completely present with anyone she works with, so that safety is created in order to explore the Self within the system. Cori strives in offering a compassionate space so that you can “sit in the fire” together and handle hard things when they come up. Cori works well with anxiety, adoption, trauma, mood disorders, oppositional defiance, and dysfunctional family systems.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Cori is a licensed clinician and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She began as a wilderness guide almost 15 years ago, and was disheartened to see children go back into the same environment after completing wilderness. This led her to pursue her MS in clinical mental health and somatic psychotherapy from Prescott College in order to work with families in a greater capacity. She has worked extensively with trauma and completed the three-year training in Somatic Experiencing, which is rooted in nervous system regulation and the work of Peter Levine and Bessel Van Der Kolk. Cori is passionate about the crossroads of academics and lived human experience, and conducted research in Anthropology at University of New Mexico for her undergraduate degree. She was Adjunct Faculty at Western New Mexico University in the MSW program for about 2 years and taught adventure therapy and outdoor behavioral health. Over the years, she has also worked in crisis centers, juvenile detention centers, jails, and women’s shelters.
Cori is highly trained in emotional regulation and stabilizing the nervous system when most other methods feel like they haven’t worked. She does this by being honest and authentic in the therapeutic relationship so that you feel like you can show up as yourself, fully and completely. Cori tailors methods to what feels most useful to the individual, however, she tends to use Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, narrative therapy, mindfulness, DBT, and the overarching lens of attachment.
Cori was born in Logan, Utah, and enjoyed skiing the best snow on earth as a kid. She loves motorcycles, playing ultimate frisbee, hot yoga, and facilitating Rites of Passage work on the land with other women. Cori is in the process of getting her pilots license, and loves any opportunity she has to inspire her two children to dream big and stay humble. She and her husband both work in the wilderness, and hope to continue to for years to come.