Somatic Therapists in Marina Del Rey, CA

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Jennifer Stone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MSc
Verified
Verified
You have the answers you seek inside of you. My job as a therapist is to help you connect with your inner knowing. I specialize in working from a trauma and resiliency lens and focus on working somatically to help clients develop tools to regulate their nervous system and mitigate automatic reactions. I use a combination of tools including CBT, visualization, breath practices, meditations and somatic inquiry to get to root of what is holding you back.
(310) 692-7116
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Michael Shiffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #122513) and certified in Somatic Experiencing, the use of touch for trauma, NARM, and am Level 2 PACT Couple therapist.
Our past presents itself in the present moment. Whether it is anxiety, panic, pain, addictions, trauma, loss or grief - we explore together what gets in the way of living a life worth living. I integrate Somatic Experiencing, NARM, EMDR, Voice Dialogue, and mindfulness practices into a multidimensional approach to discover how to help you realize a satisfying life, the life you want to live.
(424) 258-5432
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Meg Reinis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use the Trauma Resiliency Model which is a somatic based treatment for reprocessing trauma.
I help individuals and couples identify the obstacles that get in the way of their joy. Often the pains of trauma and other life events make it difficult to trust ourselves and our bodies. Our work together will help you trust yourself, improve your relationship with yourself / partner and empower your overall wellness. Guilt, shame, depression and anxiety are feelings that often create suffering related to and that affect self worth, sleep, social interactions, and romantic relationships. Together we will explore the root of the suffering and how to empower healing within you. You are the expert of your healing.
(310) 895-9734
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Anna Haumeder
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a therapist, I draw from trauma-informed modalities such as EMDR, IFS parts work, somatic therapy, and relational talk therapy to create a safe space of warmth, curiosity, and humor to collaboratively explore and address the sources of your pain.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or defeated? Has worry taken over your life? Or maybe past trauma is resurfacing and is now also impacting your relationships while leaving you confused and frightened. While we often rationally believe in our strengths and potential for growth, our gut tends to reliably remind us that we are to blame, not good enough, unsafe, or powerless - because it feels so true. My deepest hope for our work together is for you to not only know that you are worthy of love and a fulfilled life but that you can also feel it in your body and live accordingly.
(424) 401-7509
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Maureen Donohue, LCSW Therapy & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I integrate the most advanced brain and body based treatment modalities (EMDR, brainspotting, somatic ) with complementary talk therapy methodologies to extend healing far beyond the limits of talk therapy.
I've been helping people in a professional capacity and working with trauma for 30 years. Helping others transform themselves and their lives is my passion and mission. I consider it a gift and a privilege every day. I have decades of training and experience and lots of tools as a result. I'm also trained in the most cutting edge treatment modalities (EMDR certified, brainspotting, somatic , IFS, and incorporate mindfullness/meditation). I help people heal, cope, grow, and thrive.
(661) 402-8716
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Kevin Kunkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I most utilize a combination of Somatic Experiencing, somatic touch-work, and EMDR to inform my work and help clients transform.
The first steps to beginning therapy can seem hard. I want you to have hope, that If you are feeling stuck in unhealthy feelings or thoughts or needing support through stressful life events, there are effective holistic strategies for finding relief and bringing you back into balance. Trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, grieving are all experiences of the body as much as the mind, and effective therapy should integrate both. Through a compassionate, accepting relationship and an innovative somatic approach, I have found success in guiding clients to find relief of their symptoms and struggles in their body, mind, and hearts.
(424) 269-7337
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Andrea Mikonowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a therapist specializing in trauma and helping clients develop corrective emotional relationships and healthy attachments. I apply innovative techniques such as EMDR and somatic awareness for trauma, depression and anxiety. I draw from many treatments and I employ a diverse body of proven interventions to achieve treatment goals. At Pacifica Graduate Institute, I gained a creative depth psychology base while studying many cutting-edge modalities. By using dream work, psychodrama, sand tray, and sensorimotor therapies, I have enriched my practice beyond talk therapy as alternative methods to reach the unconscious.
(323) 886-4811
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Desiree Basl
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
In addition to the more traditional talk therapy, I incorporate mind-body modalities such as EMDR, attachment-based and somatic work to support each client in reaching their individual goals.
Are you looking to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving well-being and live your most authentic and connected life? In the work with clients, it is my job to support you or your loved ones through a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship. Whether you are coming in to process a relationship, attachment/developmental trauma, increased anxiety or depression or struggling with life transitions, I am here to help and provide you with a safe space to reach your personal goals.
(424) 378-5129
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Casey Taslitz Certified Emdr Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Additionally, interweaving scientifically-based techniques: EMDR Therapy and Somatic Experiencing to help explore areas talk therapy may not reveal.
Hi, I am Casey! I would love to help you lead a more connected, meaningful and fulfilled life. I know looking for a therapist can be overwhelming and exhausting during a time where you may be feeling like you need additional support. While working with clients, I provide warmth and containment as they learn to heal from trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, phase of life issues or whatever may bring them into my office.
(424) 738-5368
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Rachel Donaldson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an engaged, collaborative and integrative therapist, I offer quality, lasting treatment that incorporates somatic experiences, relational styles, cognitive processes and skill development.
My deepest intention is to grow compassion and human connection. My greatest hope through our work together is for you to know you are whole and worthy of love and belonging. With over 20 years as a therapist, educator and mindfulness facilitator, I offer integrative psychotherapy, wellness coaching and group programs. My work is informed by mindfulness and compassion practices, the neuroscience of trauma and attachment, the work of Dr. Brene Brown and the mind-body connection.
(424) 339-1303
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Maura Tousignant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a combination of psychodynamic, attachment, and somatic approaches, tailored uniquely to each client that I work with.
You’re looking for a therapist because: you feel stuck due to past trauma, you find yourself preoccupied with concerns about your partner, you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed by work, you are longing to be more connected to your authentic and full self. I’m here to help you with this! I provide a warm and focused presence as we work together to create positive and long-lasting change.
(818) 877-7261
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Morgan Fleming
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
If you are suffering— you are not alone. And you deserve to be held until you can hold yourself. I will provide a safe space to be heard and explore your depths during life's challenging moments. I believe by slowing down to explore our symptoms and difficulties in the therapeutic container we can change our relationship to these challenges, to ourselves, and others. I have a particular interest in supporting people suffering during life transitions (career changes, moves, marriage) as well as relationship anxiety.
(310) 800-2258
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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David Silverman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stop Over-Thinking. You know what it's like. When you're stuck inside your head, you feel like you can't shake the cycle. You feel sad, anxious or frustrated. Stuck. It gets harder to break out. The things is, you have more control over thoughts and feelings than you realize. That's why we'll focus on the tools you need to "let go" of the thoughts that keep you stuck. You deserve to have a better life. Together, we'll create a plan - and make it work. Call today. Free phone consult at 310-850-4707
(310) 850-4707
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Rose Hickman Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, JD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Do you have an irrational, gut feeling you can't seem to shake? Maybe something telling you that you're not good enough, unsafe, powerless...? Sometimes, difficult experiences in our past can cloud how we live in and see the present. We find ourselves overreacting to things or people, feeling anxious or worthless. Our head can tell us we are being irrational, but that doesn't change the feeling. One of my goals is in helping you re-process the experiences in your life that push these feelings, so you not only know that you're okay - you feel it.
(424) 543-2402
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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scotty enyart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
Verified
My PhD is in International Psychology and I am Licensed as an LCSW in California. I spent 5 years providing mental health services internationally in the military and I have provided teletherapy to client's in over 40 countries in the last 4 years. My approach integrates Western and non-Western psychologies, providing an eclectic approach to meet the individual needs of the client. I work with Individuals/couples/families on a broad range of issues (please see specialties section). I provide a safe, creative space to process the current issues and I provide practical tools to integrate the desired change into your daily life.
(424) 378-5358
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Meredith Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Healing is an ever-evolving process, as is the experience and creation of your life. Whether you are struggling with relationship challenges, a sense of self, feeling lost, empty, or overwhelmed, you are not alone. I provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space to gently explore the shadows so that you may find your light and come home to yourself. Through therapy, you will gain greater insight and awareness of yourself and your surroundings, offering you the support, freedom, and ability to alleviate suffering and authentically lead your life. I believe you are meant to thrive, not just survive.
(310) 929-6807
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Kara Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you longing for a change? Maybe you've been feeling anxious and fearful. Or perhaps, you have been struggling with emptiness, depression, or self-doubt. Maybe you've tried therapy before and were disappointed. I can help you get the results you want. For over 25 years, I have successfully worked with individuals to experience more joy and happiness. Their self-esteem increases and there is a deeper sense of value and authenticity. They begin making choices that lead to success. I also coach men and women in finding the "right one" for a committed and fulfilling relationship.
(310) 895-9461
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Erica Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with clients who experience chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, anxiety and depression. Maybe you have seen many doctors, physical therapists, etc and you are still suffering in pain. Maybe nothing you have tried has been successful and you are feeling invalidated by the medical community. Pain is a signal of danger that comes from the brain. When the brain assesses threat due to stress, trauma or a previous injury, it may use actual pain as a way to communicate that it believes you are in danger. I am certified in Pain Reprocessing Therapy to assist you in learning to help retrain your brain.
(310) 997-4180
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Breanna Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you tired of being the “strong” one? Maybe “strong” seems more like a façade than how you actually feel. It’s odd — you feel pressure to always be there for others, but struggle to ask for help when you need it. It seems like there is “always something” and you just can’t seem to catch a break. Being the only person of color at work is tough and can make you depressed, angry or anxious. But you’re afraid to say anything because then people will label you as sensitive, or tell you to suck it up and be grateful that you have a “good job.” Maybe this strikes a chord.
(310) 881-8795
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Karen Elaine Petren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with teens and families...and I love it! With a little help, you and your son or daughter can greatly improve your relationship. Your home life can be more harmonious. You can communicate better. I also work closely with people of all ages who suffer with OCD and I have been trained in ERP (exposure response prevention), the gold standard for OCD treatment. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues, as well as women going through divorce or career changes.
(310) 928-9339
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Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Somatic Therapists

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.