Somatic Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Elizabeth Anne Nielsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have 26 years of experience as a body focused psychotherapist specializing in shock and developmental trauma, attachment and relationship issues. My approach is empowering &compassionate, & gently takes you beyond difficulties into your wholeness. I've been a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner for 18 years and can help you calm your Autonomic Nervous System as well as processing relational issues, trauma, grief, etc. I assist in training therapists in SE as well as helping underserved populations worldwide through my nonprofit, Lotus Circle International.
(415) 569-1821
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Ella Mamanta Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I provide creative and culturally responsive offerings. Each client’s unique strengths and needs shape what our work together looks like. I often integrate mindfulness and expressive arts approaches, including body-based, somatic modalities. I find ways to gently and accessibly invite clients across all experience levels to engage with their own creativity.
(341) 895-7247
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Amy Ruben
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist, I work with a trauma-informed lens, incorporating somatic techniques, expressive arts, parts work, mindfulness practices, narrative, and a social-justice orientation.
I'm a body-oriented, ritual-honoring, experiential kind of therapist. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, the stresses of everyday life or the aftermath of trauma, we will focus on both alleviating your immediate sources of distress and increase your sense of safety, security and well-being. As a holistically and somatic -oriented therapist, I believe it is important to integrate the mind, body and spirit in the process of psychotherapy so that deeper awareness and change is possible. As we meet, I will offer you an opportunity to work experientially, as well as to share through talking.
(510) 876-9705
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Rachel A Erwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize my training in Somatic Awareness and Awareness Through Movement into my sessions with a deep appreciation for the Mind-Body connection.
I am passionate about supporting people to quickly move through psychological blocks that create stress and stop the flow of creative, productive energy. I focus on facilitating freedom from anxiety and depression created by past experiences, opening the mind to what is present and possible, instead of old and no longer useful. I work extensively with the therapeutic technique known as EMDR, which is clinically proven to be an effective treatment for Anxiety/Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am an EMDRIA approved Consultant and a Trainer for the Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Program. www.emdrhap.org
(510) 863-4970
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Deborah Lee Fishman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have received extensive training in trauma informed approaches including somatic experiencing, EMDR, expressive arts therapy and depth hypnosis.
After being a therapist for over 20 years, I have learned that each person is unique. I can help you foster that aspect of yourself and grow to be your authentic self and make decisions that support your best interest and growth. By clearing the path, relieving you from your pains and wounds, detaching you from the stories that harm you and are not true, you can make the decisions that will empower you to live your life in the way that brings you the most pleasure and happiness.
(628) 227-5983
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Jessica L. Daily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My commitment is to the practice of working with individuals to heal their whole system through a multidisciplinary and personalized approach by touching many aspects of one's life, including somatic , emotional, spiritual, and historical imprints. I believe that healing is an integral and whole experience unique to each individual's ecology. I am committed to exploring what makes us feel healthy, happy, and whole. I believe that we are intrinsically powerful beings with the capability to have radical healing experiences, enhance our lives with joy, to release trauma that affects us in our lifetime.
(341) 444-3394
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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(Will) Se Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I offer holistic and depthful therapy that is both affirming and collaborative. My clients appreciate my gentleness, compassion & humor. My approach is de-stigmatizing and non-shaming, addressing & coming into contact with held stories and social narratives that may not match your current self or the self that wants to be. I hold an adaptive client centered framework utilizing trauma informed, social justice, EMDR, somatic , gestalt/ parts work, & attachment based approaches. Sites of harm are often the sites of healing, in forming therapeutic relationship we can explore & come to know these sites and the unique offering &
(510) 399-1782
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Laura Kainik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
All of us at times need help making sense of transitions, losses, trauma. To arrive at self-understanding, having a compassionate listener can be greatly beneficial. Using the lenses of somatic therapy and deep listening, I am a skillful guide through life changing events, and a reflective witness to change. I work somatically and psychodynamically to diagnose and begin a course of treatment. Treatment can be brief, focused on a solution to a specific problem. Alternatively, treatment can be an in-depth process of listening together to the new Self emerging: respecting, defining, amplifying this new voice.
(510) 900-3909
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Tessa Vita Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through nervous-system oriented, trauma-informed, somatic and imaginal psychotherapy, I will help you approach yourself with curiosity and love, identify patterns needing re-examining, and discover your body as a haven of safety in an uncertain world.
If you are here, something is probably not-quite-right. Maybe you have realized that you are ready to do a big chunk of healing work that has been in the back of your mind and nervous system for a while. Maybe you are noticing that you are, in some ways, not being totally honest with yourself, or with your partner(s), or with your family. Maybe you have found that there are parts of you that you've never taken the time to get to know that are asking — loudly or quietly— for attention. Or maybe you just know that you need to carve out a time for yourself every week where you don't have to take care of anyone but yourself.
(341) 444-2290
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Berkeley, CA 94708
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Tim Holtzman
Counselor, LPCC, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are high levels of anxiety and work pressure causing you to feel irritable and impatient with people? Are you tired of feeling chronically rushed, tense, and fatigued? Mindfulness and somatic therapy for anxiety will empower you with effective techniques to reduce anxiety and increase your emotional peace. The time pressure you experience most days is intense - and the amount of obligations required of you at home and at work is mind-boggling. But the extreme pressure you experience is unsustainable, and it’s keeping you from fully enjoying secure personal relationships and meaningful leisure activities. There is another way.
(510) 851-8367
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Jenny Randt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP, RYT-200
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize various lenses such as mindfulness, attachment style, various developmental & character models, parts work, and Somatic Experiencing (SE).
Therapy with me involves working with the body as much as the mind. This can be challenging for some, but leads to long-term resolution and healing in a more complete, organic nature. Through Somatic Experiencing (SE), I have been trained to work with various forms of trauma (developmental, event specific, chronic/long-term) and the way in which our survival energy becomes trapped in our bodies. We embody our lived experience.
(510) 319-1271
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Sheila Rubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT, BCT
Verified
Verified
I am a leading authority on healing shame. I co-created the Healing Shame – Lyon/Rubin method and am the Co-Director of the Center for Healing Shame, a continuing education provider that offers workshops to therapists and other helping professionals. In my private practice, I developed therapy techniques integrating somatic and expressive processes to work with the all-pervasive shame and trauma that underlie toxic family dynamics, depression and eating disorders. I integrate Emotionally Focused Therapy and AEDP with Drama Therapy, Hakomi, Focusing and Expressive Arts. I work with the imposter syndrome and voracious inner critics.
(415) 858-6869
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Kristie A Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, mindfulness, somatic awareness, and looking at our beliefs/thoughts as methods to help gain clarity.
Hi, I am an experienced therapist with over 25 years of working with individuals, groups, couples and families. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, fear, sadness, anger, or confusion, and the serenity and peace in your life is being compromised, I have experience helping people work through and understand these emotions. You can come out on the other side. I believe that everyone is wise and has their own solutions within themselves. I am dedicated to helping you find your solutions and your inner wisdom, so that you can live your life with joy, peace and serenity.
(510) 358-8596
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Rachel F Kaplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
As a somatic (body oriented) and present centered therapist (exploring your current reality versus just the past) I work particularly well with people having experience or interest in working with awareness of sensation and emotion in the body.
You will feel it when you sit with me, this is my life's calling. I was lucky enough to walk the path of healing from an early age because of a devastating life trauma. This brought me to my deep understanding of the healing process. I am committed to accompanying you and catalyzing your journey to health, self-love, ease in relationship and empowerment in the world. My ideal client is going through change, loss, or questioning, needs support and desires a deeper connection to themselves, and satisfaction from their life. Check out my podcast The Healing Feeling Sh*t Show, a free course in emotional healing to sense how I work.
(415) 702-3703
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Olivia Miller
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I bring somatic and mindfulness approaches in that help us use the body’s innate wisdom to understand the core wounds that may be driving your pain.
On our therapy journey together, I will guide you through a collaborative process that helps you explore the difficult questions present in your life. How can I quiet my constant inner critic? How can I feel less overwhelmed? How do I accept myself for who I am if there are things about myself I don’t like? Sitting with questions such as these, we will ground into their root causes to help you find relief from emotional pain, gain clarity on your issues, and develop coping skills to move forward. I take an eclectic, interconnected, and social justice-informed approach that meets you in the unique place you’re in.
(323) 310-0412
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Sarah Brinkman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Whatever challenges you are facing or path you are exploring, you never have to do it alone. You deserve a place to receive support and make sense of it all. I offer a welcoming, affirming space where we can explore the complexities of your experience together and get to the crux of what you most need. Along with talk therapy, I incorporate a mind and body approach to healing. This may include: somatic awareness, depth work, parts-oriented exploration, guided imagery, art and movement, psychoeducation, experiential exercises, and tools to help you manage difficult life stressors.
(341) 999-7218
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Angela Allan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a somatic approach to help clients mindfully attune to their mental, physical and emotional needs. My practice focuses on therapy for couples and on ketamine-assisted therapy (KAT) for individuals. With couples, I address issues of codependency, boundaries, and lack of emotional or physical intimacy. I also support couples who are going through fertility treatments, pregnancy, or new parenthood. In my KAT work, I support clients who are recovering from trauma, are grieving, or are exploring deeper layers of their spirituality.
(510) 616-9697
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Giancarlo Scherillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
As a mindfulness and somatic based therapist, my approach is to provide a safe and supportive environment for your therapy process. I have an approach to therapy that includes both self-discovery with educational resources. I believe in supporting the internal process of the client unfolding it at their own pace. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your current life. By applying mindfulness techniques with somatic therapy approaches and techniques, we will examine long-standing behavior patterns or negative beliefs that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(415) 723-4322
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Gail Tennant
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
I have created a unique approach to helping people change. My goal is to honor and respect your individuality and to empower you to access your internal resources and infinite potential for growth and healing. I use hypnosis, guided imagery, dream work, somatic awareness and meditation as well as psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral approaches. I will make you a tape and teach you to use hypnosis to overcome anxiety and depression, stop smoking, change unwanted habits, control pain, improve performance, enhance self-esteem and deepen spirituality.
(510) 470-7377
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Greg Kaplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
33 Endorsed
Verified
33 Endorsed
My primary area of focus has been working with people who suffer from trauma and anxiety, in addition to depression. I do much work with those who suffer from emotional neglect, abuse histories, & post-traumatic stress (PTSD). I'm certified in EMDR and am continually impressed at the ability of something so simple to so rapidly relieve pain and suffering. EMDR has been listed as one of the leading trauma therapies. It can also be very effective in helping those who suffer from a childhood history of family difficulties and a lack of nurturing. Also trained in Somatic Experiencing.
(510) 863-8101
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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