Somatic Therapists in Pill Hill, Oakland, CA

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Julie Waters
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
I specialize in a somatic method called Psychomotoric Therapy that is focused on breaking habits and restoring balance, and which informs my practice.
Seeing people move towards greater freedom and satisfaction is uplifting to me! I hold intense emotions as my clients face painful parts of their past in the name of greater stability and peace in the present. No one really escapes the existential pain of BEING, but keeping perspective and a sense of humor helps us face and integrate our demons. Together we find relief and movement forward. I treat many ailments including trauma, anxiety, depression, and difficulty in relationships. I work with individual adults and teens as well as couples and families.
(707) 549-6936
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Mende Jung-Hsuan Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
As a somatic therapist my approach is body oriented when working with trauma (PTSD/cPTSD).
If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions- whatever you may be going through in life, you don’t have to do it alone. I am here to support you. Let's work together to build tools to manage the stresses of life and explore the connection to your authentic expressions of self today.
(415) 917-1678
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Ni Zhang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Ni Zhang, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Ni. I am a Somatic Therapist. Our body is part of nature and has its own wisdom to experience life and navigate the direction of life. I support my clients to understand, accept and integrate their different parts of self, connecting them with deep love, joy, and creativity, and embodying them with this wisdom. At the same time, I empathetically and compassionately listen to my client's psychological and emotional needs and honer their desire to grow at their own pace. You can expect me to be compassionate, interactive and curious and i explore things creatively and experientially.
(510) 359-7917
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94618
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Loretta Sun Nam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
EMDR & IFS intensives, incorporating somatic therapy and psychoeducation, offered.
Racism, harassment, brutality, microaggressions affect our levels of self-esteem, anxiety and depression. You're feeling shame and embarrassment, reeling from the shock, anger and pain and find it difficult to talk to others. You are experiencing trauma, and reliving it in your mind and feel alone. Telling those who may not understand, often makes it worse. It's important that you find someone with whom you are comfortable and trust. It’s important for your healing to be supported heard and validated.
(408) 542-0328
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
We can work together to cultivate trauma recovery using techniques including polyvagal theory, mindfulness meditation, somatic psychology, and CBT.
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(415) 329-8420
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Trained as both a psychotherapist and a nurse my approach offers a unique mind-body and somatic perspective.
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(415) 341-9910
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Eva Healy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
I work experientially using the expressive arts, acceptance therapies (ACT), parts work (IFS), felt senses, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), somatic therapy, and hypnotherapy/ trance states to resource the body's innate capacity to heal.
Welcome! By landing here, you’ve taken a momentous first step towards loving and trusting yourself more fully. Whether you want to deepen your intimate relationships, express yourself more authentically, cultivate inner peace, heal from abuse or trauma, explore polyamory, address issues specific to your sexuality or gender identity, or so much more, I am here to help. With my collaborative approach, we will unlock your potential to set healthy boundaries, shift limiting beliefs, make peace with your body, navigate uncertainty, embrace paradox, transcend polarities, embrace “good enough,” and learn to dance in the rain so to speak.
(415) 993-8135
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Happy Heart Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello all, I am an African-American marriage and family therapist who provides services in the Bay Area & So. Cal. I specialize in somatic therapy modalities that work well with individuals or couples who have experienced any trauma whether acute or developmental. I also work with client's experiencing grief, depression, and relational issues. My clients' find me easy to talk to and non-judgmental, this coupled with my life experience, creates a safe environment for healing to happen.
(424) 354-2814
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Laura Bai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in mindfulness and somatic therapy, working with you holistically - body, heart, mind, and spirit.
You can be free from the patterns and struggles that keep you from living fully, authentically, and joyfully. You may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed by recent challenges or past traumas. Wherever you are in your journey, I can provide you with the support and tools to stay present while addressing ongoing issues such as anxiety, depression, limiting self-beliefs, harmful behaviors, or painful cycles in relationships. As we attend to these issues with compassion, you will begin to heal the disconnection from self, relationship wounds, family dynamics, and trauma that may be at the root of these struggles.
(510) 401-3195
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I also utilize somatic (body-centered) approaches to treating PTSD.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(415) 936-0776
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Paul J. Wensley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use body or somatic therapy to find out what we hold onto in our bodies, and learning body (somatically) focused ways to cope.
Life has its ups and downs, ins and outs, mountains, plateaus, and valleys, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Is it a loss, feeling anxious, depressed, unaccepted, overwhelmed or fragile. Are some of these things holding you back? Together we can learn coping skills, healthy ways of living, and how to move forward in your life. I use a compassionate, non- judgmental, understanding, strength based approach by acknowledging and welcoming your whole person, body, mind, and spirit.
(415) 358-5306
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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Shauna Bergh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I take a holistic and somatic approach to therapy, looking deeply into the interplay between mind, body and spirit and working at the root level of our physical experience: the nervous system. I work collaboratively with clients to explore socio-cultural considerations, how we fit or don't fit in that context and our opportunities for growth. We'll sort through to find and examine unconscious patterns and get creative to generate alternatives that put you more in line with your goals and life purpose. If you don't know what those are, we'll figure that out too.
(510) 852-9349
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Ioanna Angelakis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My name is pronounced E-O-Anna, and I have 15 years of experience in assisting unique individuals, like yourself, in overcoming obstacles and setbacks, to shine as you are meant to. I work from a Strength-Based Approach and believe in your potential, whether you are a child or an adult, with a collaborative, individualized and Brief strategy to help you to alleviate those symptoms with haste. I specialize in treating Anxiety and Trauma with EMDR, CBT and Somatic modalities to ensure progress, with a Brief/Solutions focused framework. Together we will see the progress you desire, and quickly.
(510) 761-7093
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Adele (Addie) Liechty Kogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize interventions from internal family systems, emotionally focused therapy for couples and somatic approaches.
People enter my therapy practice for all sorts of reasons. You may be at an impasse or a crossroads due to the loss of a relationship, a big life decision or general anxiety that you can no longer bear on your own. You may be suffering from the wounds of homophobia, transphobia, racism, white supremacy and patriarchy, on top of other traumas and early childhood wounds. Regardless, I seek to offer a safe space for you to access a deeper understanding of yourself and your underlying needs and motives, as well as a personal sense of freedom and empowerment.
(727) 334-8457
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Rebecca Kraus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Our work together will be guided by your unique needs and preferences and may include a variety of modalities including: Internal Family Systems/parts work, mindfulness practice, somatic awareness, movement, art, writing, visualization, sand tray and Brainspotting.
I am passionate about helping others live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives! With almost 20 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, complex trauma and PTSD and mindfulness practice.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, compassionate and effective manner.
(510) 466-1447
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Doreen Meister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My tool kit includes somatic , mindful and expressive practices to help re-wire younger adaptive patterns that no longer serve.
I am dedicated to helping you live fully, love freely and express yourself authentically. Together we will work to build the skills and understanding to develop lasting change in your life. Any number of situations can cause you to feel lost, stressed, anxious, unable to relate to your friends, lovers, coworkers or even yourself. I understand how overwhelming these feelings can be, and how lonely you might feel. I can help. Therapy is a time for you to share your deepest feelings, thoughts, fears, hopes, and desires with someone who is whole-heartedly there for you, hearing and understanding you with compassion.
(510) 358-4980
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Kacey Truong
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with anxiety and depression due to your childhood trauma? Are you having problems with your partner or family members due to life transition issues? Are you experiencing increased stress, fears, and doubts around the future? I believe that we all have the capacity to heal our emotional wounds and create meaningful changes. My goal as a therapist is to offer you a safe place in which you can process insights, concerns, and emotions associated with trauma.
(415) 236-4893
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Verified
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
(415) 715-1673
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Angie N Branham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have fourteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
(510) 756-2426
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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Shannon Rucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Therapist with over twenty years of experience, it’s my continued goal to help my clients navigate beyond depression, trauma, fear, and anxiety. By committing to their healing, my clients learn to stop being stuck in patterns that impair their ability to have the life, relationships, and professional aspirations they desire.
(415) 598-2357
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Pill Hill
Oakland, CA 94609
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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.