Somatic Therapists in Edmonton, AB

Photo of Zana Wensel, Pre-Licensed Professional in Edmonton, AB
Zana Wensel
Pre-Licensed Professional, RYT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
ISTP is a somatic therapy approach through which we come into deeper conversation with the body-mind-spirit and re-connect with our innate, healing wisdom within. Combining bottom-up and top-down processes, we will work collaboratively to foster embodied resilience and release stuck energy/emotions, allowing you to re-claim parts of your true Self.
ISTP is a somatic therapy approach through which we come into deeper conversation with the body-mind-spirit and re-connect with our innate, healing wisdom within. Combining bottom-up and top-down processes, we will work collaboratively to foster embodied resilience and release stuck energy/emotions, allowing you to re-claim parts of your true Self.
(587) 912-2053 View (587) 912-2053
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Sarah Findlay
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RN, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5G  (Online Only)
Somatic therapy increases awareness by processing our inner sensations to become available to our conscious awareness, leading to a healthy, more regulated nervous system.
I wish to help you feel safe, validated, and heard. I am curious to learn your strengths and cultural diversities and collaboratively create therapy goals based on exploring and reflecting on your lived experience. I am empathic and compassionate and have faced the reality of life’s ups and downs; in this space, all emotions, tears, and humour are honoured. As a healthcare professional, I understand the pressures of public service. I invite healthcare professionals who wish to reduce stress and learn healthy coping mechanisms to work with me, and in addition, I would like to offer my services to those with chronic pain.
Somatic therapy increases awareness by processing our inner sensations to become available to our conscious awareness, leading to a healthy, more regulated nervous system.
I wish to help you feel safe, validated, and heard. I am curious to learn your strengths and cultural diversities and collaboratively create therapy goals based on exploring and reflecting on your lived experience. I am empathic and compassionate and have faced the reality of life’s ups and downs; in this space, all emotions, tears, and humour are honoured. As a healthcare professional, I understand the pressures of public service. I invite healthcare professionals who wish to reduce stress and learn healthy coping mechanisms to work with me, and in addition, I would like to offer my services to those with chronic pain.
(780) 800-4875 View (780) 800-4875
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Pamela Hillaby
Psychologist, M Ed, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6X
My approach promotes well-being on multiple levels and includes somatic therapy, EMDR, hypnosis, mindfulness, as well as more traditional CBT and solution-focused talk therapies.
Sometimes, the more you try to hold it together on the outside, the more you fall apart on the inside. If you're feeling anxious, depressed, devastated, confused and overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, life transitions, relationships, grief or trauma, you're probably striving to get back on your feet. It happens to all of us and even the strongest can benefit from taking time to explore (often hidden or forgotten) inner resources. It's not a sign of weakness to seek support, but of wisdom: when what used to work no longer does, it's time to explore alternative options.
My approach promotes well-being on multiple levels and includes somatic therapy, EMDR, hypnosis, mindfulness, as well as more traditional CBT and solution-focused talk therapies.
Sometimes, the more you try to hold it together on the outside, the more you fall apart on the inside. If you're feeling anxious, depressed, devastated, confused and overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, life transitions, relationships, grief or trauma, you're probably striving to get back on your feet. It happens to all of us and even the strongest can benefit from taking time to explore (often hidden or forgotten) inner resources. It's not a sign of weakness to seek support, but of wisdom: when what used to work no longer does, it's time to explore alternative options.
(587) 415-2684 View (587) 415-2684
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Kingsley Moyo
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I am sex-positive and Trauma informed & trained to use EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and IFS to work with individuals and Couples who feel stuck.
A significant part of my ethos, is seeing Individuals and couples thrive in their sexual health and relationships. Ranging from helping couples bring the passion back in their mismatched sexual desires, stop the reoccurring fights, resolve the parenting and money conflicts, and heal betrayal (infidelity). I work with you to let go of the shame surrounding your sex life; resolve the joy stolen by erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation and the frustration of in-orgasm and painful sex. There's hope to heal the trauma of sexual abuse and sexual addictions. Pleasure and happiness belong in your sex life and relationships.
I am sex-positive and Trauma informed & trained to use EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and IFS to work with individuals and Couples who feel stuck.
A significant part of my ethos, is seeing Individuals and couples thrive in their sexual health and relationships. Ranging from helping couples bring the passion back in their mismatched sexual desires, stop the reoccurring fights, resolve the parenting and money conflicts, and heal betrayal (infidelity). I work with you to let go of the shame surrounding your sex life; resolve the joy stolen by erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation and the frustration of in-orgasm and painful sex. There's hope to heal the trauma of sexual abuse and sexual addictions. Pleasure and happiness belong in your sex life and relationships.
(587) 415-6718 View (587) 415-6718
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Lucy Nesbitt
Counsellor, RTC, CT, BMus
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
I predominantly offer somatic and expressive arts based therapies, which allows clients to renegotiate patterns and traumas stored in their nervous system with creativity and body based mindfulness.
I am a creative and holistic oriented counselling therapist who often works with clients looking to go deeper into their mental health and wellness journey. I often work with clients to soothe and support their nervous system, integrate and heal trauma, find emotional regulation, heal from grief and loss, and rekindle a sense of agency in life. Whether you're experiencing cognitive, emotional or physical symptoms, my hope is that our work together can offer you a soft place to land and find solace, as well as a chance to metabolize past hurts and generate new possibilities for ease and agency in your life.
I predominantly offer somatic and expressive arts based therapies, which allows clients to renegotiate patterns and traumas stored in their nervous system with creativity and body based mindfulness.
I am a creative and holistic oriented counselling therapist who often works with clients looking to go deeper into their mental health and wellness journey. I often work with clients to soothe and support their nervous system, integrate and heal trauma, find emotional regulation, heal from grief and loss, and rekindle a sense of agency in life. Whether you're experiencing cognitive, emotional or physical symptoms, my hope is that our work together can offer you a soft place to land and find solace, as well as a chance to metabolize past hurts and generate new possibilities for ease and agency in your life.
(587) 819-1244 View (587) 819-1244
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Jacquelyn Salisbury
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
I incorporate a variety of therapies, including emotionally focused therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to access and heal unresolved hurts and let go of shame.
I offer virtual sessions to all Alberta residents! When clients come to therapy, I think what so many are searching for is hope. Hope that change is possible and that things won't be like this forever. Whether you are navigating grief, life transitions, divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, past emotional neglect, dysfunctional family dynamics, relationship conflict, parenting challenges or a general feeling of dissatisfaction and emptiness in your life, my goal is to help you connect to hope and recognize that things do improve. I aim to be a lifeline for you as you face vulnerabilities, strong emotions and difficult obstacles.
I incorporate a variety of therapies, including emotionally focused therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to access and heal unresolved hurts and let go of shame.
I offer virtual sessions to all Alberta residents! When clients come to therapy, I think what so many are searching for is hope. Hope that change is possible and that things won't be like this forever. Whether you are navigating grief, life transitions, divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, past emotional neglect, dysfunctional family dynamics, relationship conflict, parenting challenges or a general feeling of dissatisfaction and emptiness in your life, my goal is to help you connect to hope and recognize that things do improve. I aim to be a lifeline for you as you face vulnerabilities, strong emotions and difficult obstacles.
(587) 806-3533 View (587) 806-3533
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Jourdan Tymkow
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
My approach is to build a container of safety, compassion, and empowerment where we work together to holistically process challenging experiences, honour your internal wisdom, develop personalized skill sets, re-write narratives that no longer serve you, and increase resiliency and joy so that you can live your most meaningful life. Utilizing an integrative lens, my practice draws from training in somatic therapy, parts-based therapies (Internal Family Systems and Jungian informed), mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and attachment theory to provide care that is nuanced, creative, and culturally/scientifically-informed.
My approach is to build a container of safety, compassion, and empowerment where we work together to holistically process challenging experiences, honour your internal wisdom, develop personalized skill sets, re-write narratives that no longer serve you, and increase resiliency and joy so that you can live your most meaningful life. Utilizing an integrative lens, my practice draws from training in somatic therapy, parts-based therapies (Internal Family Systems and Jungian informed), mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and attachment theory to provide care that is nuanced, creative, and culturally/scientifically-informed.
(825) 251-8668 View (825) 251-8668
Photo of Ashley Ho, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Ashley Ho
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I am trained in different cognitive therapies, emotion-based therapies and somatic-based therapies.
Unhappy? Anxious? Hopeless? Losing control? Dysfunctional upbringing? I help individuals and couples with a history of anxiety, anger, panic, relationship issues, shame, trauma, rigid thoughts/behaviours (like cleaning or repetitive fears), PTSD, work stress, ineffective communication, worry, shyness, uncontrollable thoughts, binge eating, phobias, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), physical symptoms, parenting struggles, feelings of disconnect, numbness and more. It feels hopeless; maybe it’s been this way for as long as you can remember. Change feels impossible, but it isn't.
I am trained in different cognitive therapies, emotion-based therapies and somatic-based therapies.
Unhappy? Anxious? Hopeless? Losing control? Dysfunctional upbringing? I help individuals and couples with a history of anxiety, anger, panic, relationship issues, shame, trauma, rigid thoughts/behaviours (like cleaning or repetitive fears), PTSD, work stress, ineffective communication, worry, shyness, uncontrollable thoughts, binge eating, phobias, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), physical symptoms, parenting struggles, feelings of disconnect, numbness and more. It feels hopeless; maybe it’s been this way for as long as you can remember. Change feels impossible, but it isn't.
(587) 705-1741 View (587) 705-1741
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Madison Johnston
Counsellor, MA, CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
With that, I am formally trained and primarily use EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, CBT, Narrative & Somatic Approaches.
Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating task. Whether you are looking for a check in, or to make major or minor changes, I would be honored to support you in your journey. I aim to be as intentional as possible in my sessions. Helping you identify your goals, gain a further understanding of the barriers you face and where they developed and make a tangible plan to get you to where you want to be. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for my clients, with a splash of humor while we navigate your experiences and emotions. You can find me on the Power Psychology Website where I offer a free 15 minute consultation.
With that, I am formally trained and primarily use EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, CBT, Narrative & Somatic Approaches.
Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating task. Whether you are looking for a check in, or to make major or minor changes, I would be honored to support you in your journey. I aim to be as intentional as possible in my sessions. Helping you identify your goals, gain a further understanding of the barriers you face and where they developed and make a tangible plan to get you to where you want to be. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for my clients, with a splash of humor while we navigate your experiences and emotions. You can find me on the Power Psychology Website where I offer a free 15 minute consultation.
(825) 305-4110 View (825) 305-4110
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Anna Adhemar
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
I am a Registered Psychologist with wide experience in many clinical contexts and training in various modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Focusing Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, nature-based therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and somatic, transpersonal and mindfulness-based approaches.
Everyone has the innate capacity to heal and transform. I see my task as offering a safe, skilled and authentic relational space in which that might occur. I offer a highly individualized and integrative approach to help you bring more balance, resilience, meaning and flourishing into your life - to call forth and nurture your true potential. I have over 15 years of experience in individual, couple, group and family counselling and have worked with all age groups and with many different mental health issues and challenges. However, I see everyone as completely unique and needing their own particular co-created path to healing.
I am a Registered Psychologist with wide experience in many clinical contexts and training in various modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Focusing Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, nature-based therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and somatic, transpersonal and mindfulness-based approaches.
Everyone has the innate capacity to heal and transform. I see my task as offering a safe, skilled and authentic relational space in which that might occur. I offer a highly individualized and integrative approach to help you bring more balance, resilience, meaning and flourishing into your life - to call forth and nurture your true potential. I have over 15 years of experience in individual, couple, group and family counselling and have worked with all age groups and with many different mental health issues and challenges. However, I see everyone as completely unique and needing their own particular co-created path to healing.
(587) 713-8442 View (587) 713-8442
Photo of Rita Martino Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Rita Martino Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, CCPA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I have been counselling for 25 years. I work with individuals, couples, groups, and families; offering trauma and grief based EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. My other specialties include pre-marital, CBT, solution focused, experiential, suicidality, depression and anxiety, addictions, and crisis and faith.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I have been counselling for 25 years. I work with individuals, couples, groups, and families; offering trauma and grief based EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. My other specialties include pre-marital, CBT, solution focused, experiential, suicidality, depression and anxiety, addictions, and crisis and faith.
(587) 858-5685 View (587) 858-5685
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Teela Tomassetti
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5V
I am trained in EMDR, advanced EMDR, and integrating somatic approaches to EMDR.
I am passionate about my work and feel it is a privilege to be in this role. I believe in walking alongside my clients and respect that this is their journey and that they are the experts in their lives. I feel that everyone is unique; thus, my counselling approach flexes to meet your individual needs by blending techniques. I believe that it is essential to create a warm, inviting and engaging space for you. One that is trauma-informed creates a sense of safety and security as you work through the challenges that brought you to me.
I am trained in EMDR, advanced EMDR, and integrating somatic approaches to EMDR.
I am passionate about my work and feel it is a privilege to be in this role. I believe in walking alongside my clients and respect that this is their journey and that they are the experts in their lives. I feel that everyone is unique; thus, my counselling approach flexes to meet your individual needs by blending techniques. I believe that it is essential to create a warm, inviting and engaging space for you. One that is trauma-informed creates a sense of safety and security as you work through the challenges that brought you to me.
(431) 400-9736 View (431) 400-9736
Photo of Alice Wilmes, Licensed Professional Counsellor in Edmonton, AB
Alice Wilmes
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MA, RPC, CT, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I am a registered counselor with extended experience and specialized training in various modalities including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Attachment-Focused Therapy, and Somatic and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
Are you ready to feel connected again, to let go of trauma, dysfunctional habits, and fears that have prevented you from moving forward and reaching your goals? I can help. I work in the areas of self-esteem, emotional regulation, eating disorders, addictions, relationships, work, and overall fulfillment in life. Whether you are caught in destructive patterns, experiencing anxiety, depression, panic, unexplainable sadness, or disconnection from yourself, together we can work to help you gain a sense of grounding, safety, healing, and freedom.
I am a registered counselor with extended experience and specialized training in various modalities including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Attachment-Focused Therapy, and Somatic and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
Are you ready to feel connected again, to let go of trauma, dysfunctional habits, and fears that have prevented you from moving forward and reaching your goals? I can help. I work in the areas of self-esteem, emotional regulation, eating disorders, addictions, relationships, work, and overall fulfillment in life. Whether you are caught in destructive patterns, experiencing anxiety, depression, panic, unexplainable sadness, or disconnection from yourself, together we can work to help you gain a sense of grounding, safety, healing, and freedom.
(825) 250-3497 View (825) 250-3497
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Jill Koziey
Counsellor, BAPsych, PAT, RPC, CHT, MPCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
Among the therapies in which I am trained are Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy, Attachment Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).
I work with people who are feeling stuck in their lives in some capacity - relationships, work, life purpose - and who want to move out of this stuck place. If you are interested in changing the unconscious patterns that keep you from living the life you desire, I invite you to experience a counselling session with me. My approach is calm, mindful, and respectful. I don't focus on your past. Instead, I work with what is currently affecting you.
Among the therapies in which I am trained are Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy, Attachment Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).
I work with people who are feeling stuck in their lives in some capacity - relationships, work, life purpose - and who want to move out of this stuck place. If you are interested in changing the unconscious patterns that keep you from living the life you desire, I invite you to experience a counselling session with me. My approach is calm, mindful, and respectful. I don't focus on your past. Instead, I work with what is currently affecting you.
(587) 418-8515 View (587) 418-8515
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Agape Transitions
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5X
A dedicated professional with over 35 years helping individuals overcome the challenges of ADHD and Autism I empathize with the struggles, as I Mastered my life with ADHD. Along my personal journey, I've conquered toxic relationships and complex PTSD, which fueled my passion for growth and resilience. ADHD brings many layers, making life tougher for those affected. That's why I believe in holistic healing, addressing the body, mind, spirit, and soul. My exploration of neural-plasticity and Somatic therapy has lead me to create faster results in your healing journey without rehashing your trauma
A dedicated professional with over 35 years helping individuals overcome the challenges of ADHD and Autism I empathize with the struggles, as I Mastered my life with ADHD. Along my personal journey, I've conquered toxic relationships and complex PTSD, which fueled my passion for growth and resilience. ADHD brings many layers, making life tougher for those affected. That's why I believe in holistic healing, addressing the body, mind, spirit, and soul. My exploration of neural-plasticity and Somatic therapy has lead me to create faster results in your healing journey without rehashing your trauma
(825) 608-5222 View (825) 608-5222
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Sharan K Saini
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Waitlist for new clients
I integrate spirituality and mindfulness principles with evidence-based treatments such as CBT, EMDR, Exposure-based modalities, Somatic, DBT, and others.
Are past or current experiences holding you back from living life to the fullest? Stressful life events, traumatic experiences, and relationship issues can leave unresolved negative feelings that keep you stuck in dysfunctional patterns of belief and behaviour. Working through these challenges is not easy, but doing so brings meaning to life; I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to do so. I also conduct comprehensive assessments, testing, and evaluations for children, adults, veterans, and others. Please contact me for a free 15-minute consult or book online at www.eastwestpsychology.ca
I integrate spirituality and mindfulness principles with evidence-based treatments such as CBT, EMDR, Exposure-based modalities, Somatic, DBT, and others.
Are past or current experiences holding you back from living life to the fullest? Stressful life events, traumatic experiences, and relationship issues can leave unresolved negative feelings that keep you stuck in dysfunctional patterns of belief and behaviour. Working through these challenges is not easy, but doing so brings meaning to life; I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to do so. I also conduct comprehensive assessments, testing, and evaluations for children, adults, veterans, and others. Please contact me for a free 15-minute consult or book online at www.eastwestpsychology.ca
(587) 415-7243 View (587) 415-7243
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Helena Dayal
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
I draw from mindfulness, body-focused therapy (Somatic Experiencing), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Life is riddled with unexpected surprises and challenges that can move us out of line from who we want to be. Sometimes we need help identifying our blind spots to find our footing again and get back on track. Together we can explore your strengths and values so that you can live more authentically with purpose. I work with individuals struggling with issues of self-worth/confidence, anxiety, disordered eating, and trauma (grief/loss, familial issues, difficulties maintaining relationships, and trusting others). Working alongside you, we can go below the surface and address the deeper patterns that are leaving you feeling stuck.
I draw from mindfulness, body-focused therapy (Somatic Experiencing), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Life is riddled with unexpected surprises and challenges that can move us out of line from who we want to be. Sometimes we need help identifying our blind spots to find our footing again and get back on track. Together we can explore your strengths and values so that you can live more authentically with purpose. I work with individuals struggling with issues of self-worth/confidence, anxiety, disordered eating, and trauma (grief/loss, familial issues, difficulties maintaining relationships, and trusting others). Working alongside you, we can go below the surface and address the deeper patterns that are leaving you feeling stuck.
(587) 816-8470 View (587) 816-8470
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Krister Temme
Psychologist, MC, RPsych, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I use somatic experiencing, EMDR, emotion-focused therapy, and play therapy in working with individuals.
Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses do not need to run or ruin your life, your relationship or the life of the children you care for every day. With specific training in anxiety, trauma and PTSD, parenting, play therapy and couple's counselling I invite you to contact me for an in-person (health permitting) or online session. We can work together to develop confidence, self-esteem, peace, growth and meaning during this time. I work online and/or in person with children, teens and adults, couples, parents and families.
I use somatic experiencing, EMDR, emotion-focused therapy, and play therapy in working with individuals.
Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses do not need to run or ruin your life, your relationship or the life of the children you care for every day. With specific training in anxiety, trauma and PTSD, parenting, play therapy and couple's counselling I invite you to contact me for an in-person (health permitting) or online session. We can work together to develop confidence, self-esteem, peace, growth and meaning during this time. I work online and/or in person with children, teens and adults, couples, parents and families.
(587) 800-9802 View (587) 800-9802
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Linda Bao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5M  (Online Only)
My aim is to help clients live a life full of meaning, connection, purpose, and vitality. Working in the Edmonton community for over 15 years, I specialize in trauma, burnout, and grief, but provide services for a wide range of concerns. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) with training in Hakomi Therapy, I honour the mind-body connection and primarily use somatic/body-oriented approaches to healing. I believe that in order to achieve true lasting change, we must work with the body, as the body is where we store our unprocessed emotions, core wounds, and traumas. NOTE: Services provided in English only.
My aim is to help clients live a life full of meaning, connection, purpose, and vitality. Working in the Edmonton community for over 15 years, I specialize in trauma, burnout, and grief, but provide services for a wide range of concerns. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) with training in Hakomi Therapy, I honour the mind-body connection and primarily use somatic/body-oriented approaches to healing. I believe that in order to achieve true lasting change, we must work with the body, as the body is where we store our unprocessed emotions, core wounds, and traumas. NOTE: Services provided in English only.
(587) 801-1206 View (587) 801-1206
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Carly MacArthur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Waitlist for new clients
I use somatic, attachment-based, ACT and DBT approaches to compassionately and creatively work with you.
Welcome. You may be reading this if you're tired of feeling sad, confused, anxious, stuck, or any other difficult emotion. It takes courage to admit we struggle and to seek help to sort out how to feel better. When bad things happen to us or things don’t go as hoped, it can affect our trust in ourselves, our relationships and how we connect with the world. It is my honour to work alongside you to help you find ways to feel better. My goal is help you gain clarity on difficult feelings and problems you face and then change unhelpful patterns. Therapy can help you feel empowered and restore your connection with wellness.
I use somatic, attachment-based, ACT and DBT approaches to compassionately and creatively work with you.
Welcome. You may be reading this if you're tired of feeling sad, confused, anxious, stuck, or any other difficult emotion. It takes courage to admit we struggle and to seek help to sort out how to feel better. When bad things happen to us or things don’t go as hoped, it can affect our trust in ourselves, our relationships and how we connect with the world. It is my honour to work alongside you to help you find ways to feel better. My goal is help you gain clarity on difficult feelings and problems you face and then change unhelpful patterns. Therapy can help you feel empowered and restore your connection with wellness.
(825) 251-5354 View (825) 251-5354

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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.