HoW Somatic Psychotherapy Works:
In somatic or body-oriented psychotherapy we begin by listening in to set your intentions or goals for our work together. In our weekly sessions, I guide you to engage your whole mind-body experience (thoughts, feelings, imaginings and sensations). Through this awareness we explore how "you do you"--how you generate your lived reality and grow you capacity to adapt and evolve.
Whether you are learning to deal with anxiety or depression, or seeking personal growth, we will learn about your nervous system and how you can influence yourself to stay grounded in the overstimulation of today's world.
We explore what it's like to be you in how you have been shaped by societal and cultural influences including systems of privilege and oppression to find how you can participate in more liberating and satisfying ways of being.
Why Somatic Psychotherapy?
Clients typically choose to work with me when they have tried other things and still feel stuck, sense that their bodies may have something to do with liberation, and feel the urgency to change.
You may choose to invest in yourself through working with me to:
- Feel supported and nurtured as you explore what’s painful and upsetting
- Grow a deeper relationship with yourself to access your own answers
- Feel relief from stories of criticism and judgment
- Homecoming --- Learn how to trust yourself and feel at home in your body
- Harness Your Superpower --- Connect with the ability to stop yourself from going down the same old tracks and shift your automatic responses to triggers
- Increase vitality, feel rejuvenated and satisfied by connecting within
What's Going On in your INNER world?
Many things inspire people to seek somatic psychotherapy. I have extensive experience working with:
- Managing Anxiety and stress
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Adolescent Issues arising in Middle/High School
I have also successfully worked with:
- Depression, Low Self-Exteem, Shame
- Emotional Ups and Downs
- PTSD / Processing and Resolving Trauma
- Sexuality and Intimacy
- Work / Life Balance and Career Development
- Loss / Grief
- Social Anxiety
- Insomnia and Sleeping Issues
- White Privilege
- Money / Financial Issues