Somatic Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Andressa Taverna
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C
I work with many people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma/PTSD through the use of trauma-informed, somatic based IFS (Internal Family Systems).
Hi, I am Andressa Taverna. Being a trauma survivor has moulded me and impacted my life in many obvious and also many mysterious ways. Numbing out and dissociating has helped me bear the trauma, but burying it deep and pretending it didn’t exist never really worked. It was only when I started looking at it and inviting my demons to come forward, to speak up, to scream out their rage, that what I saw behind it was pain. Eventually, I saw that they were not demons after all, but my inner child.
I work with many people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma/PTSD through the use of trauma-informed, somatic based IFS (Internal Family Systems).
Hi, I am Andressa Taverna. Being a trauma survivor has moulded me and impacted my life in many obvious and also many mysterious ways. Numbing out and dissociating has helped me bear the trauma, but burying it deep and pretending it didn’t exist never really worked. It was only when I started looking at it and inviting my demons to come forward, to speak up, to scream out their rage, that what I saw behind it was pain. Eventually, I saw that they were not demons after all, but my inner child.
(249) 504-0436 View (249) 504-0436
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Sam Marie Fischer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
I love working with clients who are ready to change, even if they are not sure what they want to change yet. I enjoy helping people define what a good, or better life would look like for them, and exploring - and, conquering - blocks to achieving this. Sometimes, this involves going backwards, and exploring past patterns/systems. Other times, it's about moving forward. We define this, together. I welcome all to work with me. As a mixed race (Jamaican/German), BIPOC queer, and non-binary therapist, I love serving members of my community. I enjoy helping people overcome blocks to creativity & business. I offer somatic therapy
I love working with clients who are ready to change, even if they are not sure what they want to change yet. I enjoy helping people define what a good, or better life would look like for them, and exploring - and, conquering - blocks to achieving this. Sometimes, this involves going backwards, and exploring past patterns/systems. Other times, it's about moving forward. We define this, together. I welcome all to work with me. As a mixed race (Jamaican/German), BIPOC queer, and non-binary therapist, I love serving members of my community. I enjoy helping people overcome blocks to creativity & business. I offer somatic therapy
(873) 300-5931 View (873) 300-5931
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Rochelle Kelava
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Drawing from a holistic approach that considers all aspects of wellbeing (mental/emotional/physical/spiritual), we may work with somatic techniques, expressive arts, mindfulness and/or cognitive therapy.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety or depression, navigating change, experiencing grief and loss, or coping with the general stress of life, I offer a warm and non-judgmental space to work through your challenges and identify the strengths that will carry you through. This is a space where you are free to be yourself – flaws and all. I believe you are the expert in your experience and I'm here to offer insights, share tools, and gently challenge you as you heal and grow.
Drawing from a holistic approach that considers all aspects of wellbeing (mental/emotional/physical/spiritual), we may work with somatic techniques, expressive arts, mindfulness and/or cognitive therapy.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety or depression, navigating change, experiencing grief and loss, or coping with the general stress of life, I offer a warm and non-judgmental space to work through your challenges and identify the strengths that will carry you through. This is a space where you are free to be yourself – flaws and all. I believe you are the expert in your experience and I'm here to offer insights, share tools, and gently challenge you as you heal and grow.
(819) 412-0845 View (819) 412-0845
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Brinita Dutt
Counsellor, CCC, RCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
My approach involves mindfulness-based somatic therapy to build trust and safety in the body for effective EMDR and general counselling.
I always have been drawn to uncovering the complex ways we are impacted the experiences in our lives. In particular the impact of trauma on our resilience and on our 'stuck' places. Our bodies carry the weight of our histories and the histories we inherit. In reprocessing trauma it is necessary for us to be attuned to these somatic experiences and to foster the wisdom stored within our bodies.
My approach involves mindfulness-based somatic therapy to build trust and safety in the body for effective EMDR and general counselling.
I always have been drawn to uncovering the complex ways we are impacted the experiences in our lives. In particular the impact of trauma on our resilience and on our 'stuck' places. Our bodies carry the weight of our histories and the histories we inherit. In reprocessing trauma it is necessary for us to be attuned to these somatic experiences and to foster the wisdom stored within our bodies.
(587) 848-3184 View (587) 848-3184
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Lu Lam Somatic Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
My counseling approach is somatic, land-based, and spiritual.
I guide people to return to their fierce intelligence for healing, for thriving. You can free your heart no matter what atrocity you’ve endured. Whether it’s trauma that’s racialized, class-based, familial, intergenerational, transphobic, religious, and ableist, there is medicine within you that wants to heal you. Your spirit (wholeness) is designed to reclaim your life force. Your life force is exactly the gift our world needs to come back into balance. I care about you coming into your rightful power so that you can live in belonging and grow loving connections.
My counseling approach is somatic, land-based, and spiritual.
I guide people to return to their fierce intelligence for healing, for thriving. You can free your heart no matter what atrocity you’ve endured. Whether it’s trauma that’s racialized, class-based, familial, intergenerational, transphobic, religious, and ableist, there is medicine within you that wants to heal you. Your spirit (wholeness) is designed to reclaim your life force. Your life force is exactly the gift our world needs to come back into balance. I care about you coming into your rightful power so that you can live in belonging and grow loving connections.
(778) 764-1973 View (778) 764-1973
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Vineeta Prasad
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
My name is Vineeta Prasad (she/her) and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. As a woman of colour and a child of immigrants, I am familiar with societal and cultural pressures that leave you feeling never good enough. I experienced anxiety throughout my life, believing that I didn't belong in a fast-paced world. I longed for a world that valued kindness and care over productivity. So, I am now offering my services as a counsellor. My therapeutic approach comes from Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioural, and Mindfulness theories. I use somatic-based and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help you declutter your mind.
My name is Vineeta Prasad (she/her) and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. As a woman of colour and a child of immigrants, I am familiar with societal and cultural pressures that leave you feeling never good enough. I experienced anxiety throughout my life, believing that I didn't belong in a fast-paced world. I longed for a world that valued kindness and care over productivity. So, I am now offering my services as a counsellor. My therapeutic approach comes from Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioural, and Mindfulness theories. I use somatic-based and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help you declutter your mind.
(431) 341-0115 View (431) 341-0115
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Suad Mohamed
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
My clients describe me as warm, genuine, direct, and with a sense of humour :) I am trained and certified in several therapies such as AEDP, CBT, Somatic and Emotion Focused therapies and I use a tailored combination of these approaches to meet your needs and goals.
Welcome and thank you for being here. Whether you are new to therapy or returning for support, I can help you get unstuck, increase awareness, build practical skills, address underlying themes, break patterns, set boundaries, and get back to a place of greater connectedness to yourself and others. My approach to counselling strives to provide you with a compassionate and validating space to do your inner work. There’s nothing “too small/big” or “weird” that can’t be talked about in therapy so long as you feel safe enough to do so. My aim is to ensure you feel heard, understood, supported and safe in therapy.
My clients describe me as warm, genuine, direct, and with a sense of humour :) I am trained and certified in several therapies such as AEDP, CBT, Somatic and Emotion Focused therapies and I use a tailored combination of these approaches to meet your needs and goals.
Welcome and thank you for being here. Whether you are new to therapy or returning for support, I can help you get unstuck, increase awareness, build practical skills, address underlying themes, break patterns, set boundaries, and get back to a place of greater connectedness to yourself and others. My approach to counselling strives to provide you with a compassionate and validating space to do your inner work. There’s nothing “too small/big” or “weird” that can’t be talked about in therapy so long as you feel safe enough to do so. My aim is to ensure you feel heard, understood, supported and safe in therapy.
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FreeMind Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6G
Our specialized approaches like Rapid Resolution Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, are all tailored to the online setting.
Have you been to therapy and still feel stuck? We get it. You are looking to get results in healing your trauma, anxiety/panic, troubling relationship patterns, limiting beliefs or mental & emotional turmoil? If you're looking for something different than your average therapist, you have come to the right place! FreeMind Therapy is a virtual private practice specializing in both brain-based approaches, as well as the latest cutting edge psychotherapies. Check out our team of therapists below, and allow our unique blend of therapies get you feeling clear and free!
Our specialized approaches like Rapid Resolution Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, are all tailored to the online setting.
Have you been to therapy and still feel stuck? We get it. You are looking to get results in healing your trauma, anxiety/panic, troubling relationship patterns, limiting beliefs or mental & emotional turmoil? If you're looking for something different than your average therapist, you have come to the right place! FreeMind Therapy is a virtual private practice specializing in both brain-based approaches, as well as the latest cutting edge psychotherapies. Check out our team of therapists below, and allow our unique blend of therapies get you feeling clear and free!
(343) 655-3360 View (343) 655-3360
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Nicole Lam
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
My therapeutic toolkit encompasses various modalities like Attachment Theory, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, IFS/parts work, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution focused therapy.
I work with clients seeking guidance in building self-esteem/confidence, workplace stress, burnout, relationship problems, setting boundaries, parenting, divorce, racial identity and issues, life transitions and family-related struggles. I also provide tools to overcome anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, family and relational trauma. Through authentic attunement, you can expect to feel seen and embraced for who you are in order to take the necessary steps towards positive change. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them face their shadows in order to uncover opportunities for inner growth and expansion.
My therapeutic toolkit encompasses various modalities like Attachment Theory, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, IFS/parts work, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution focused therapy.
I work with clients seeking guidance in building self-esteem/confidence, workplace stress, burnout, relationship problems, setting boundaries, parenting, divorce, racial identity and issues, life transitions and family-related struggles. I also provide tools to overcome anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, family and relational trauma. Through authentic attunement, you can expect to feel seen and embraced for who you are in order to take the necessary steps towards positive change. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them face their shadows in order to uncover opportunities for inner growth and expansion.
(548) 798-0946 View (548) 798-0946
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Neda Kerdar
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6G  (Online Only)
Along with change-making techniques like CBT, and narrative therapies, I also like to use more holistic approaches to healing like somatic therapy which considers the full person—mind, body and spirit.
I'm not here to instruct you on how to live your life or to criticize the way you already do. I'm here to give you a safe space to express yourself and let go of the burden of having to carry it all alone. You are likely here at this time in your life because you are sick of telling yourself stories that don't suit your best interests or the best version of yourself. Reconnecting with the part of you that knows you deserve to be happy is my aim in helping you. In our work together I will help you get in touch with your own knowing and tap into your strengths.
Along with change-making techniques like CBT, and narrative therapies, I also like to use more holistic approaches to healing like somatic therapy which considers the full person—mind, body and spirit.
I'm not here to instruct you on how to live your life or to criticize the way you already do. I'm here to give you a safe space to express yourself and let go of the burden of having to carry it all alone. You are likely here at this time in your life because you are sick of telling yourself stories that don't suit your best interests or the best version of yourself. Reconnecting with the part of you that knows you deserve to be happy is my aim in helping you. In our work together I will help you get in touch with your own knowing and tap into your strengths.
(819) 414-2774 View (819) 414-2774
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Trevor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
My approach combines a strong focus on a supportive, trauma-informed counselling relationship, informed by mindfulness (MBCT), somatic approaches, and exploring habitual character patterns (primarily via the Enneagram).
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
My approach combines a strong focus on a supportive, trauma-informed counselling relationship, informed by mindfulness (MBCT), somatic approaches, and exploring habitual character patterns (primarily via the Enneagram).
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
(587) 819-0249 View (587) 819-0249
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Myriame Lyons Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N
We use somatic and emotionally focused approaches in our counselling styles (e.
By cultivating a sense of togetherness, our team works with individuals living with chronic illnesses, and those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, burnout, trauma, and life transitions.
We use somatic and emotionally focused approaches in our counselling styles (e.
By cultivating a sense of togetherness, our team works with individuals living with chronic illnesses, and those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, burnout, trauma, and life transitions.
(204) 813-9743 View (204) 813-9743
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Nicole Carothers
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
My counselling style is centered around the therapeutic relationship and collaborative goal setting, from a somatic attachment theory, and eye-movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR) lens.
Hi there, I'm Nicole. I live in the stunning Sea to Sky corridor, offering online counselling services to clients throughout BC and in-person sessions at Peak Experience Counselling in Squamish, BC. Therapy holds the potential for profound self-discovery and understanding. Through introspection, individuals can cultivate greater self-compassion, understanding, and joy. Therapy is a supportive space to explore personal patterns that may hinder personal growth. Together, we work to release these patterns, while fostering supportive resources, acquiring new skills, and creating a personalized toolkit for moving forward.
My counselling style is centered around the therapeutic relationship and collaborative goal setting, from a somatic attachment theory, and eye-movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR) lens.
Hi there, I'm Nicole. I live in the stunning Sea to Sky corridor, offering online counselling services to clients throughout BC and in-person sessions at Peak Experience Counselling in Squamish, BC. Therapy holds the potential for profound self-discovery and understanding. Through introspection, individuals can cultivate greater self-compassion, understanding, and joy. Therapy is a supportive space to explore personal patterns that may hinder personal growth. Together, we work to release these patterns, while fostering supportive resources, acquiring new skills, and creating a personalized toolkit for moving forward.
(587) 802-3720 View (587) 802-3720
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Jennifer Boundy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Waitlist for new clients
Always trauma informed, jennifer's therapeutic approach draws on Narrative Therapy, CBT, Somatic/body-based therapies, Brainspotting, mindfulness, emotional regulation, etc.
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
Always trauma informed, jennifer's therapeutic approach draws on Narrative Therapy, CBT, Somatic/body-based therapies, Brainspotting, mindfulness, emotional regulation, etc.
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
(902) 907-3997 View (902) 907-3997
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Naomi Galinski
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6G  (Online Only)
I do somatic psychotherapy online for added convenience.
You dream of running away to somewhere quiet and hide from the world, like a cabin in the forest or the beach. You feel overwhelmed and burned out. You struggle to get out of bed every day and question your whole life. Everything is falling apart, and you know you can’t keep up. The pressure is too much. Maybe you pushed so far that you got chronically ill, like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or depression. You ask yourself, “How did I get here?” You know something must change, but the task feels daunting. Where do you even begin?
I do somatic psychotherapy online for added convenience.
You dream of running away to somewhere quiet and hide from the world, like a cabin in the forest or the beach. You feel overwhelmed and burned out. You struggle to get out of bed every day and question your whole life. Everything is falling apart, and you know you can’t keep up. The pressure is too much. Maybe you pushed so far that you got chronically ill, like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or depression. You ask yourself, “How did I get here?” You know something must change, but the task feels daunting. Where do you even begin?
(365) 607-5547 View (365) 607-5547
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Natalie Talson
Counsellor, MA, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
I can provide some psycho-education on ways to help regulate the nervous system to help with stress / anxiety and somatic techniques that can help release trapped trauma from the body.
I come to this profession by way of lived experience, having spent decades in deep emotional pain, always feeling I was never “enough.” Consistently engaging in counselling, as well as tools and psycho-education for trauma resolution, has led me to find safety in body I had once disowned. I now have a sense of worthiness and peace that I never imagined possible. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, self-criticism, relationship issues, or symptoms of trauma, we will co-create a compassionate container for exploration and healing.
I can provide some psycho-education on ways to help regulate the nervous system to help with stress / anxiety and somatic techniques that can help release trapped trauma from the body.
I come to this profession by way of lived experience, having spent decades in deep emotional pain, always feeling I was never “enough.” Consistently engaging in counselling, as well as tools and psycho-education for trauma resolution, has led me to find safety in body I had once disowned. I now have a sense of worthiness and peace that I never imagined possible. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, self-criticism, relationship issues, or symptoms of trauma, we will co-create a compassionate container for exploration and healing.
(204) 500-2753 View (204) 500-2753
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Providence Therapy & Neurofeedback
Counsellor, MA, MCP, RCC, RPsych, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C
Our services include EMDR therapy, IFS parts therapy, Somatic therapy, OEI therapy, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, and more.
As a leading mental health therapy provider in Vancouver, Providence Therapy is committed to providing a comprehensive and integrative approach to mental health care. We understand that seeking help for mental health can be a difficult and vulnerable experience. That's why we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where our clients feel safe and supported. Our philosophy is centered around the belief that mental health care should be personalized, relational, collaborative, and relevant to the 21st century. We understand that each client holds a unique experience and story, so we aim to tailor our approach accordingly.
Our services include EMDR therapy, IFS parts therapy, Somatic therapy, OEI therapy, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, and more.
As a leading mental health therapy provider in Vancouver, Providence Therapy is committed to providing a comprehensive and integrative approach to mental health care. We understand that seeking help for mental health can be a difficult and vulnerable experience. That's why we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where our clients feel safe and supported. Our philosophy is centered around the belief that mental health care should be personalized, relational, collaborative, and relevant to the 21st century. We understand that each client holds a unique experience and story, so we aim to tailor our approach accordingly.
(604) 330-9742 View (604) 330-9742
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Lower Cost Counselling Program- Expressive Wellness
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Expressive Wellness offers a sliding scale individual and relationship counselling sessions with Masters-level practicum students ($30-100 a session, self chosen rate), as well as counselling by Registered Clinical Counsellors and Social Workers. Centring anti-oppressive counselling, we work alongside 2SLGBTQI+ folks, BIPOC folks, sex workers, neurodivergent folks, folks who have experienced traumas, folks who cope with OCD, and poly/kink communities. We provide individual, family and relationship counselling. Practice focuses include EMDR, somatic work, emotion focused therapy, and narrative therapy.
Expressive Wellness offers a sliding scale individual and relationship counselling sessions with Masters-level practicum students ($30-100 a session, self chosen rate), as well as counselling by Registered Clinical Counsellors and Social Workers. Centring anti-oppressive counselling, we work alongside 2SLGBTQI+ folks, BIPOC folks, sex workers, neurodivergent folks, folks who have experienced traumas, folks who cope with OCD, and poly/kink communities. We provide individual, family and relationship counselling. Practice focuses include EMDR, somatic work, emotion focused therapy, and narrative therapy.
(365) 651-9573 View (365) 651-9573
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Sho Sho O
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC, CCTSI
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
My approach is also grounded in somatic psychology, Ego States theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
We may not be able to control the external events or the actions of people around us; we can choose to respond in ways that strengthen and empower us, regardless of the situation we face. It is my belief and experience that by looking inwards, we can transform the impacts of our past and create a different future and perspective for ourselves.
My approach is also grounded in somatic psychology, Ego States theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
We may not be able to control the external events or the actions of people around us; we can choose to respond in ways that strengthen and empower us, regardless of the situation we face. It is my belief and experience that by looking inwards, we can transform the impacts of our past and create a different future and perspective for ourselves.
(867) 888-2638 View (867) 888-2638
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Jeremy Williams
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Jeremy Williams brings cutting-edge counselling techniques to the forefront of his practice, ensuring that individuals receive the most effective and innovative support. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities like CBT, DBT, Somatic, Trauma Informed, Client Centred, Relational, ACT, Mindfulness, Self Care, and Psycho Education, Jeremy tailors his approach to meet the unique needs of each client, fostering positive and lasting outcomes. www.mountainsidewellness.ca
Jeremy Williams brings cutting-edge counselling techniques to the forefront of his practice, ensuring that individuals receive the most effective and innovative support. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities like CBT, DBT, Somatic, Trauma Informed, Client Centred, Relational, ACT, Mindfulness, Self Care, and Psycho Education, Jeremy tailors his approach to meet the unique needs of each client, fostering positive and lasting outcomes. www.mountainsidewellness.ca
(778) 384-1181 View (778) 384-1181

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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.