Somatic Therapists in Strathmore, AB

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Holly Fox Bergeron
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Strathmore, AB T1P
Hello! Thank you for landing here with me. I have been providing therapeutic support for women for the past two decades. My specialties are grief and transitions. You may be navigating adulthood, motherhood, or healing from the things we don't talk about like the grief you hold, or the divorce, surviving the narcissist, or perhaps you are midlife, peri/menopausal, standing in your empty nest wondering what happened and what is next?
Hello! Thank you for landing here with me. I have been providing therapeutic support for women for the past two decades. My specialties are grief and transitions. You may be navigating adulthood, motherhood, or healing from the things we don't talk about like the grief you hold, or the divorce, surviving the narcissist, or perhaps you are midlife, peri/menopausal, standing in your empty nest wondering what happened and what is next?
(587) 906-3935 View (587) 906-3935
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Anu Chiarelli
Counsellor, RN, MA, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
Strathmore, AB T1P
As a therapist with a Masters degree in Counselling and as a Registered Nurse, I help people heal, change, and grow. I provide counselling for trauma, addictions, life transitions and crises, depression, anxiety, anger, childbearing issues, parenting, illness, grief, and relationship difficulties. I have post-graduate training in sensorimotor psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. I also have training in the treatment of sex offenders.
As a therapist with a Masters degree in Counselling and as a Registered Nurse, I help people heal, change, and grow. I provide counselling for trauma, addictions, life transitions and crises, depression, anxiety, anger, childbearing issues, parenting, illness, grief, and relationship difficulties. I have post-graduate training in sensorimotor psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. I also have training in the treatment of sex offenders.
(403) 775-1912 View (403) 775-1912
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Ainsley Elliott Life Strategist
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Strathmore, AB T1P  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to taking your first step in seeking support & coaching. I am passionate about locking arms with clients who are ready to take their health and lives to a higher level. Typically my clients are in transition and have a desire to live their best life possible and are willing to take the action required to get there. You are motivated for self improvement, willing to tackle the issues you know ( and that we will discover) are holding you back from living your full potential. You see the value in uncovering your true self (flaws and all) and understand that this will lead you to personal greatness & fulfillment.
Hello and welcome to taking your first step in seeking support & coaching. I am passionate about locking arms with clients who are ready to take their health and lives to a higher level. Typically my clients are in transition and have a desire to live their best life possible and are willing to take the action required to get there. You are motivated for self improvement, willing to tackle the issues you know ( and that we will discover) are holding you back from living your full potential. You see the value in uncovering your true self (flaws and all) and understand that this will lead you to personal greatness & fulfillment.
(587) 801-4261 View (587) 801-4261
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Vikki Small - Begin Psychology
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Strathmore, AB T1P  (Online Only)
You don't feel like yourself. There’s a sadness that wasn’t there before. You feel worried, stressed, or overwhelmed. You struggle to fall or stay asleep, and you wake up exhausted, struggle to make it through the day. You're withdrawing from friends and family, turning down activities you used to enjoy. You just aren’t YOU anymore. But there is hope... As a counselling psychologist since 2007, I have successfully treated adults, children, and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and single-event or complex trauma, including adverse childhood experiences and motor-vehicle accidents.
You don't feel like yourself. There’s a sadness that wasn’t there before. You feel worried, stressed, or overwhelmed. You struggle to fall or stay asleep, and you wake up exhausted, struggle to make it through the day. You're withdrawing from friends and family, turning down activities you used to enjoy. You just aren’t YOU anymore. But there is hope... As a counselling psychologist since 2007, I have successfully treated adults, children, and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and single-event or complex trauma, including adverse childhood experiences and motor-vehicle accidents.
(587) 210-2049 View (587) 210-2049

Online Therapists

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Katie Nicole Kinsella
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
My approach to therapy is holistic and tailored to each individual, drawing on a diverse toolkit that includes Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), somatic practices, EMDR, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), and vagus nerve stimulation.
In therapy, my aim is to help you uncover and understand the various facets of your identity, how they manifest in your life, and how you can harness this knowledge to dismantle unconscious barriers and live a life that is true to your authentic self. I bring a light-hearted touch and a good sense of humor to our sessions, promising an atmosphere where your concerns can be viewed with acceptance, compassion and hope. I provide treatment for trauma, stress, attachment wounds, life transitions, grief, psychedelic integration, chronic illness/pain, depression, ADHD, identity crises, self-esteem, and personality disorders.
My approach to therapy is holistic and tailored to each individual, drawing on a diverse toolkit that includes Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), somatic practices, EMDR, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), and vagus nerve stimulation.
In therapy, my aim is to help you uncover and understand the various facets of your identity, how they manifest in your life, and how you can harness this knowledge to dismantle unconscious barriers and live a life that is true to your authentic self. I bring a light-hearted touch and a good sense of humor to our sessions, promising an atmosphere where your concerns can be viewed with acceptance, compassion and hope. I provide treatment for trauma, stress, attachment wounds, life transitions, grief, psychedelic integration, chronic illness/pain, depression, ADHD, identity crises, self-esteem, and personality disorders.
(825) 251-5467 View (825) 251-5467
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Hala Kaiss
Psychologist, MC, R, Psych
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3H
I primarily utilize cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, ACT, Prolonged-Exposure Therapy & mindfulness & somatic-based interventions, in my practice.
I am a Registered Psychologist offering in-person services in Calgary & virtual services throughout AB. I have experience working with Adults through a number of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, childhood abuse/sexual assault, healthy sexuality, and self-awareness/identity. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma can look different for each and every person; what may be traumatizing for one, may not be for another. You define what it means for you, & together, we can work towards lessening the impact of these events.
I primarily utilize cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, ACT, Prolonged-Exposure Therapy & mindfulness & somatic-based interventions, in my practice.
I am a Registered Psychologist offering in-person services in Calgary & virtual services throughout AB. I have experience working with Adults through a number of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, childhood abuse/sexual assault, healthy sexuality, and self-awareness/identity. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma can look different for each and every person; what may be traumatizing for one, may not be for another. You define what it means for you, & together, we can work towards lessening the impact of these events.
(587) 578-0483 View (587) 578-0483
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Cassaundra Henske
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Waitlist for new clients
My objective is to offer a supportive therapeutic relationship, which allows us to explore your story (narrative and somatic) and to work towards your goals together.
I use an eclectic and holistic approach to support your needs; whether that's to receive mental health support, move through grief, reach certain goals, or improve overall wellbeing. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and have a background in the field of mental health, trauma, and addictions. I have supported individuals from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, from youth to elderly adults. Together we will use Narrative Practice, Task-Centred Practice, Somatic practices & Strengths Based Practice to support you on your journey. Credits: BSW, RSW, Authorized for Restricted Psychosocial Activities.
My objective is to offer a supportive therapeutic relationship, which allows us to explore your story (narrative and somatic) and to work towards your goals together.
I use an eclectic and holistic approach to support your needs; whether that's to receive mental health support, move through grief, reach certain goals, or improve overall wellbeing. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and have a background in the field of mental health, trauma, and addictions. I have supported individuals from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, from youth to elderly adults. Together we will use Narrative Practice, Task-Centred Practice, Somatic practices & Strengths Based Practice to support you on your journey. Credits: BSW, RSW, Authorized for Restricted Psychosocial Activities.
(587) 713-9950 View (587) 713-9950
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Eva Stordy
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2H
I support people of many ages and can use art and play in my sessions, talk therapy and modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT) or Somatic techniques like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
With several different therapies and techniques in my toolbox, and a comfortable, secure office environment, my goal is to tailor my approach to your needs. My therapy style most often has a staged approach (a beginning, middle and an end). I rely on your feedback and measure our progress, to make sure there’s improvement and we're making the most of your time. I ensure clients leave my office feeling better and more resourced than when they first arrived. I work well with clients who are experiencing burnout, increased stress and anxiety responses, depressive symptoms, grief and loss, trauma, work challenges and life change.
I support people of many ages and can use art and play in my sessions, talk therapy and modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT) or Somatic techniques like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
With several different therapies and techniques in my toolbox, and a comfortable, secure office environment, my goal is to tailor my approach to your needs. My therapy style most often has a staged approach (a beginning, middle and an end). I rely on your feedback and measure our progress, to make sure there’s improvement and we're making the most of your time. I ensure clients leave my office feeling better and more resourced than when they first arrived. I work well with clients who are experiencing burnout, increased stress and anxiety responses, depressive symptoms, grief and loss, trauma, work challenges and life change.
(587) 713-8155 View (587) 713-8155
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Arin Clarke
Counsellor, BHSc, MCPAT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3K  (Online Only)
Hey, I’m Arin! I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a dual Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy. This means I am trained to work with traditional talk therapy in combination with creative arts-based interventions. My approach is casual and authentic, and I find deep meaning in the work I do with my clients. I mostly work with somatic, arts-based and feminist philosophies in order to help you integrate and rediscover personal strength in the face of adversity.
Hey, I’m Arin! I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a dual Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy. This means I am trained to work with traditional talk therapy in combination with creative arts-based interventions. My approach is casual and authentic, and I find deep meaning in the work I do with my clients. I mostly work with somatic, arts-based and feminist philosophies in order to help you integrate and rediscover personal strength in the face of adversity.
(587) 742-1247 View (587) 742-1247
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Demi Laurin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3E  (Online Only)
I draw from a number of trauma-informed, somatic, narrative and feminist approaches to my practice.
We all need a space where we feel heard, validated and supported without judgment. The cultural messages we receive around our trauma, sexuality and gender can have a profound impact on the way we experience both ourselves and the world. As a queer therapist, I am passionate about providing a safe, inclusive and compassionate space for female-identified and LGBTQ+ clients as they embark on their journeys of self-discovery, healing and empowerment.
I draw from a number of trauma-informed, somatic, narrative and feminist approaches to my practice.
We all need a space where we feel heard, validated and supported without judgment. The cultural messages we receive around our trauma, sexuality and gender can have a profound impact on the way we experience both ourselves and the world. As a queer therapist, I am passionate about providing a safe, inclusive and compassionate space for female-identified and LGBTQ+ clients as they embark on their journeys of self-discovery, healing and empowerment.
(825) 462-1451 View (825) 462-1451
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Dannika Mete
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X  (Online Only)
I incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Narrative therapy, and elements of Mindfulness, Somatic (body-based) strategies and Neuroscience to support you.
A warm welcome as you take the first step in your wellness journey! Are you tired of feeling exhausted? Burnt out? Anxious or Depressed? Struggling with executive functioning and/or ADHD? Looking for tools to improve your life? We work with youth, adults and parents with anxiety, stress, burnout, low mood, depression, ADHD, communication and child specific concerns. We enjoy supporting individuals hoping to increase life satisfaction, build better coping mechanisms and navigate life a little easier. Our promise to you is to work with you to develop an individualized therapy plan that is going to work for your life and your goals!
I incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Narrative therapy, and elements of Mindfulness, Somatic (body-based) strategies and Neuroscience to support you.
A warm welcome as you take the first step in your wellness journey! Are you tired of feeling exhausted? Burnt out? Anxious or Depressed? Struggling with executive functioning and/or ADHD? Looking for tools to improve your life? We work with youth, adults and parents with anxiety, stress, burnout, low mood, depression, ADHD, communication and child specific concerns. We enjoy supporting individuals hoping to increase life satisfaction, build better coping mechanisms and navigate life a little easier. Our promise to you is to work with you to develop an individualized therapy plan that is going to work for your life and your goals!
(825) 254-7384 View (825) 254-7384
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Rehana Meghani
Psychologist, PhD, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2T  (Online Only)
I have training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, Somatic focused therapy, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and more.
Perhaps you’ve had a recent experience that has affected you deeply, experiencing a emotional or mental shift for some time, or have a past that has somehow found its way to affect the present. I create personalized treatment plans for each client that are grounded in science and research, in order to help every person I work with to achieve their goals. If this sounds like something you would benefit from please reach out to see if my approach is the right fit for you.
I have training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, Somatic focused therapy, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and more.
Perhaps you’ve had a recent experience that has affected you deeply, experiencing a emotional or mental shift for some time, or have a past that has somehow found its way to affect the present. I create personalized treatment plans for each client that are grounded in science and research, in order to help every person I work with to achieve their goals. If this sounds like something you would benefit from please reach out to see if my approach is the right fit for you.
(587) 410-5918 View (587) 410-5918
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Healing Pathways EMDR Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Practice from a holistic therapeutic approach utilizing a variety of modalities; talk therapy, somatic experiencing, hypnotherapy, EMDR and mindfulness approaches in dealing with everyday challenges to more complexed often traumatic experiences. Treatment practices consist of therapeutic art approaches, drumming and emotional regulation exercises. EMDR coach and Consultant. Provide Indigenous Mental Health Training Workshops. Author of published stabilization book "Eagle Wings Flapping" now available on Amazon, Indigo and more.
Practice from a holistic therapeutic approach utilizing a variety of modalities; talk therapy, somatic experiencing, hypnotherapy, EMDR and mindfulness approaches in dealing with everyday challenges to more complexed often traumatic experiences. Treatment practices consist of therapeutic art approaches, drumming and emotional regulation exercises. EMDR coach and Consultant. Provide Indigenous Mental Health Training Workshops. Author of published stabilization book "Eagle Wings Flapping" now available on Amazon, Indigo and more.
(403) 593-1807 View (403) 593-1807
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Julie Lackowicz
Counsellor, CCC, MCP, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2E
I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified in Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy and incorporate therapeutic yoga, breathwork, mindfulness and somatic modalities in our therapeutic work together upon your request.
Life can feel complicated, messy and often doesn't go as planned. I will hold space for you to examine and explore your experience, while also providing support, insight, and tools to help you reconnect to yourself and move through whatever challenges you may be facing. I work with individuals who have experienced or are experiencing the following: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Sexualized Violence & Abuse, Women’s Health (Endometriosis, PCOS), Chronic Pain, Body Image Issues, Relationship Issues, Addictions, Grief & Loss.
I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified in Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy and incorporate therapeutic yoga, breathwork, mindfulness and somatic modalities in our therapeutic work together upon your request.
Life can feel complicated, messy and often doesn't go as planned. I will hold space for you to examine and explore your experience, while also providing support, insight, and tools to help you reconnect to yourself and move through whatever challenges you may be facing. I work with individuals who have experienced or are experiencing the following: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Sexualized Violence & Abuse, Women’s Health (Endometriosis, PCOS), Chronic Pain, Body Image Issues, Relationship Issues, Addictions, Grief & Loss.
(672) 999-4604 View (672) 999-4604
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Dr. Natsumi Sawada - Now Accepting New Clients
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2P  (Online Only)
I will therefore draw from an assortment of tools including somatic therapy and CBT to select strategies that work for you.
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, sadness, or burn out? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating patterns over and over or feeling a lack of confidence, clarity, or purpose? If you are ready for change I'm here to help. Together we will work towards understanding what's keeping you stuck and changing your emotions, mindset, and patterns for transformative change. Imagine feeling safe and connected to yourself and others with feeling of calm, clarity, purpose, joy, and confidence. You can do it and you don't have to do it alone. I look forward to meeting and helping achieve your goals in Vancouver and across BC.
I will therefore draw from an assortment of tools including somatic therapy and CBT to select strategies that work for you.
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, sadness, or burn out? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating patterns over and over or feeling a lack of confidence, clarity, or purpose? If you are ready for change I'm here to help. Together we will work towards understanding what's keeping you stuck and changing your emotions, mindset, and patterns for transformative change. Imagine feeling safe and connected to yourself and others with feeling of calm, clarity, purpose, joy, and confidence. You can do it and you don't have to do it alone. I look forward to meeting and helping achieve your goals in Vancouver and across BC.
(587) 809-2635 View (587) 809-2635
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Monique Jamin
Psychologist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3E
A more recent area of specialization is utilizing attachment and somatic based therapies to assist people through trauma, loss and/or the effects of accumulated stress.
I continue to be intrigued by the human spirit as it looks for answers that will bring healing to relationships, big life decisions, inner struggles and general well-being. With over 30 years of working with people and 26 years as a Registered Psychologist, I enjoy collaborating with individuals, families, and communities to deepen their stories, strengthen existing resources, discover new ways to provide resource and to make changes that are sturdy and forward moving.
A more recent area of specialization is utilizing attachment and somatic based therapies to assist people through trauma, loss and/or the effects of accumulated stress.
I continue to be intrigued by the human spirit as it looks for answers that will bring healing to relationships, big life decisions, inner struggles and general well-being. With over 30 years of working with people and 26 years as a Registered Psychologist, I enjoy collaborating with individuals, families, and communities to deepen their stories, strengthen existing resources, discover new ways to provide resource and to make changes that are sturdy and forward moving.
(866) 881-4255 View (866) 881-4255
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Jamie Prowse Turner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4N
I specialize in perinatal mental health, family systems, somatic therapy, and trauma-informed cognitive behavioural therapy.
Hi I’m Jamie. Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, alone? Let's navigate your feelings together. In today’s world, I believe that we too often focus on what we believe our weaknesses to be and ignore what makes us unique or acknowledge that it is okay to not be okay. We will focus on these pieces through our sessions. Everyone’s journey to wellness is deeply personal and I hope to create a realistic path for movement forward.
I specialize in perinatal mental health, family systems, somatic therapy, and trauma-informed cognitive behavioural therapy.
Hi I’m Jamie. Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, alone? Let's navigate your feelings together. In today’s world, I believe that we too often focus on what we believe our weaknesses to be and ignore what makes us unique or acknowledge that it is okay to not be okay. We will focus on these pieces through our sessions. Everyone’s journey to wellness is deeply personal and I hope to create a realistic path for movement forward.
(825) 501-0452 View (825) 501-0452
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Caitlin Slavens
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Are you looking for a caring professional to help you with anxiety/depression or work through traumatic life experiences you have had? Are you a parent whose child/teen is struggling? I am a registered psychologist with specific training and experience related to trauma with children, teens, and adults. I am certified to practice EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and have received trauma focused training at the Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. I integrate interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, play therapy, and somatic therapy.
Are you looking for a caring professional to help you with anxiety/depression or work through traumatic life experiences you have had? Are you a parent whose child/teen is struggling? I am a registered psychologist with specific training and experience related to trauma with children, teens, and adults. I am certified to practice EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and have received trauma focused training at the Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. I integrate interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, play therapy, and somatic therapy.
(587) 803-3678 View (587) 803-3678
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Jenniel Taylor - Lovell Place Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MDiv, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3H  (Online Only)
I use talk therapy, somatic (body) interventions, Brainspotting, and Christian counselling (if requested), to provide a holistic therapeutic approach.
Do you live in Ontario, Alberta or BC? Do you want to overcome the impacts of childhood trauma, betrayal trauma, complex PTSD, neglect, emotional, spiritual, sexual or physical abuse? The effects of trauma show up as depression, anxiety, negative thoughts, people-pleasing, poor boundaries, feeling unsafe, fear, attachment wounds, or low self-esteem. I'm passionate about walking alongside you as you process painful and traumatic experiences. I can help you develop the tools and strategies needed to not only feel safe again but also heal as you develop strength and resilience so you can thrive, flourish, and have a more joyful life.
I use talk therapy, somatic (body) interventions, Brainspotting, and Christian counselling (if requested), to provide a holistic therapeutic approach.
Do you live in Ontario, Alberta or BC? Do you want to overcome the impacts of childhood trauma, betrayal trauma, complex PTSD, neglect, emotional, spiritual, sexual or physical abuse? The effects of trauma show up as depression, anxiety, negative thoughts, people-pleasing, poor boundaries, feeling unsafe, fear, attachment wounds, or low self-esteem. I'm passionate about walking alongside you as you process painful and traumatic experiences. I can help you develop the tools and strategies needed to not only feel safe again but also heal as you develop strength and resilience so you can thrive, flourish, and have a more joyful life.
(587) 801-2427 View (587) 801-2427
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Mary Anne Schleinich
Counsellor, MPS, CCC, FOT
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3A
Reaching out for help when you are in pain, or wanting to change and grow, is a natural and healthy thing to do. My background as an Occupational Therapist in Palliative Care set me on a healing path that includes the body's wisdom and the whole environment when taking the next steps. I provide somatic psychotherapy for individuals and couples, which adds a potent dimension to traditional talk therapy such as CBT. I create a safe place to allow greater exploration and the risk of change. FOT is the gentlest and most respectful approach to trauma that I know. It is ideal for improving inner and outer relationships.
Reaching out for help when you are in pain, or wanting to change and grow, is a natural and healthy thing to do. My background as an Occupational Therapist in Palliative Care set me on a healing path that includes the body's wisdom and the whole environment when taking the next steps. I provide somatic psychotherapy for individuals and couples, which adds a potent dimension to traditional talk therapy such as CBT. I create a safe place to allow greater exploration and the risk of change. FOT is the gentlest and most respectful approach to trauma that I know. It is ideal for improving inner and outer relationships.
(825) 250-3465 View (825) 250-3465

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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.