Somatic Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Delilah Raybee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609
I help individuals, couples, and families experiencing life changes, suffering a loss, or needing relationship support. Whatever your current challenges, working with a somatic therapist can help you get in touch with your body, a rich source of information to support you in achieving greater ease in difficult situations or relationships. Therapy with me is a safe container for holding all that may arise as you journey back to yourself, starting with your body. I believe that when each of us heals ourselves it has ripple effects out to families, communities and ultimately to the world.
I help individuals, couples, and families experiencing life changes, suffering a loss, or needing relationship support. Whatever your current challenges, working with a somatic therapist can help you get in touch with your body, a rich source of information to support you in achieving greater ease in difficult situations or relationships. Therapy with me is a safe container for holding all that may arise as you journey back to yourself, starting with your body. I believe that when each of us heals ourselves it has ripple effects out to families, communities and ultimately to the world.
(415) 358-1597 View (415) 358-1597
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Anna Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
I am trained in the expressive arts as well as energy healing & utilize a somatic, holistic, & sex therapy orientation from a lens of liberation.
Do you feel lost or stuck? Disconnected from your body or emotional needs? Perhaps unfulfilled or as if you can't seem to break free from a relational pattern? I see you. You're not alone & I'm passionate about supporting you back home to your truest self. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, or are experiencing obstacles in your relationships, I want to work with you to gain more clarity & confidence around communication, needs, boundaries & intimacy. I believe that healing happens in relation- whether to self, other, or the environment & I am intentional about creating a conscious, trusted relationship with my clients.
I am trained in the expressive arts as well as energy healing & utilize a somatic, holistic, & sex therapy orientation from a lens of liberation.
Do you feel lost or stuck? Disconnected from your body or emotional needs? Perhaps unfulfilled or as if you can't seem to break free from a relational pattern? I see you. You're not alone & I'm passionate about supporting you back home to your truest self. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, or are experiencing obstacles in your relationships, I want to work with you to gain more clarity & confidence around communication, needs, boundaries & intimacy. I believe that healing happens in relation- whether to self, other, or the environment & I am intentional about creating a conscious, trusted relationship with my clients.
(341) 888-6204 View (341) 888-6204
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Inertia Q DeWitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
As a Somatic Psychotherapist, I work with clients (individuals, couples, and families) with consideration of how the stress you're experiencing is showing up in your body, and between you and your loved ones.
Do you feel disconnected from yourself? Like you're just not "you" anymore or you're not sure who you are now? Maybe you are in an abusive relationship, just left one, or have undergone a traumatic event or major life transition. You need help rediscovering and reconnecting with yourself. You might feel disappointed with what your life looks like and where you are headed in life. Depression and anxiety have taken the forefront in your life and you want a way back to feeling like yourself, a way back to feeling healthy and interested in life again.
As a Somatic Psychotherapist, I work with clients (individuals, couples, and families) with consideration of how the stress you're experiencing is showing up in your body, and between you and your loved ones.
Do you feel disconnected from yourself? Like you're just not "you" anymore or you're not sure who you are now? Maybe you are in an abusive relationship, just left one, or have undergone a traumatic event or major life transition. You need help rediscovering and reconnecting with yourself. You might feel disappointed with what your life looks like and where you are headed in life. Depression and anxiety have taken the forefront in your life and you want a way back to feeling like yourself, a way back to feeling healthy and interested in life again.
(213) 894-9285 View (213) 894-9285
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Nicole Poell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
I also utilize EMDR, somatic-based, compassion-focused and trauma-focused therapies to help in the healing process.
Right now, you are doing something very courageous! You are taking the first step toward a more meaningful and rich life. You might sense that your thoughts and feelings are holding you back from truly living your life. You might have had traumatic life experience(s) that shaped your life in a way that is unfulfilling and terrifying. You might feel plagued by depression and/or anxiety, feel uncomfortable in your own skin or as if you are not performing to your best abilities. I want to commend you for taking this step and I would feel honored to be on this journey with you, helping you live a more satisfying, engaged and full life.
I also utilize EMDR, somatic-based, compassion-focused and trauma-focused therapies to help in the healing process.
Right now, you are doing something very courageous! You are taking the first step toward a more meaningful and rich life. You might sense that your thoughts and feelings are holding you back from truly living your life. You might have had traumatic life experience(s) that shaped your life in a way that is unfulfilling and terrifying. You might feel plagued by depression and/or anxiety, feel uncomfortable in your own skin or as if you are not performing to your best abilities. I want to commend you for taking this step and I would feel honored to be on this journey with you, helping you live a more satisfying, engaged and full life.
(510) 849-6755 View (510) 849-6755
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Grady M Fort
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
I am extensively trained as a somatic therapist in working with trauma and will help you to find ways to manage anxiety and depression symptoms.
I specialize in both individual trauma and grief work, as well as work with couples. I am a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, (CEFT) and I specialize in working with couples to address and remedy destructive communication, breaches in trust, infidelity issues, premarital counseling, and sexual incompatibility. My approach helps couples to reestablish a sense of connection by allowing couples to better understand the areas in their relationship where they have difficulty feeling that they each see eye-to-eye, by facilitating clearer communication of what both are needing from each other in order to feel more connected.
I am extensively trained as a somatic therapist in working with trauma and will help you to find ways to manage anxiety and depression symptoms.
I specialize in both individual trauma and grief work, as well as work with couples. I am a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, (CEFT) and I specialize in working with couples to address and remedy destructive communication, breaches in trust, infidelity issues, premarital counseling, and sexual incompatibility. My approach helps couples to reestablish a sense of connection by allowing couples to better understand the areas in their relationship where they have difficulty feeling that they each see eye-to-eye, by facilitating clearer communication of what both are needing from each other in order to feel more connected.
(510) 694-1083 View (510) 694-1083
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Shanna Sea Dew
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 500-RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
As a complex trauma therapist, I specialize in a variety of modalities including: brainspotting, accelerated resolution therapy (ART), somatic experiencing, mindfulness meditation, and expressive arts. I work with teens and adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
As a complex trauma therapist, I specialize in a variety of modalities including: brainspotting, accelerated resolution therapy (ART), somatic experiencing, mindfulness meditation, and expressive arts. I work with teens and adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
(510) 288-5035 View (510) 288-5035
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(Will) Se Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
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, somatic, 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 &
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, somatic, 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 View (510) 399-1782
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Nanyonjo Mukungu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Specifically, I offer the use of techniques like Hakomi, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), attachment theory, creative expressions like art and music, developing mindfulness skills like breathework, somatic awareness and astrology informed tarot & oracle readings.
My framework as a psychotherapist is inspired by black feminist sci-fi writer, Octavia E. Butler who saw the possibility of many more worlds than just our own. I believe that transformative internal healing is critical to envisioning and building these worlds without the presence of imperialism, white supremacy, capitalism and cishet-patriarchy. The tools I use to support the exploration of individual, interpersonal and intergenerational trauma are shaped by abolition that rejects punitive and scarcity mindsets and disability justice which strives to value every body.
Specifically, I offer the use of techniques like Hakomi, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), attachment theory, creative expressions like art and music, developing mindfulness skills like breathework, somatic awareness and astrology informed tarot & oracle readings.
My framework as a psychotherapist is inspired by black feminist sci-fi writer, Octavia E. Butler who saw the possibility of many more worlds than just our own. I believe that transformative internal healing is critical to envisioning and building these worlds without the presence of imperialism, white supremacy, capitalism and cishet-patriarchy. The tools I use to support the exploration of individual, interpersonal and intergenerational trauma are shaped by abolition that rejects punitive and scarcity mindsets and disability justice which strives to value every body.
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Mende Jung-Hsuan Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
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.
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 View (415) 917-1678
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Doreen Meister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94601
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.
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 View (510) 358-4980
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Sye Gratz
RDT, MA, 200 RYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
I am a nonbinary, queer, neuroqueer, white, ashkenazi jewish healer. I support queer creatives and nonconformists honor authenticity beyond harmful binaries. My practice offers a somatic, creative, relational, and liberatory justice approach to caregiver recovery/codependencey, developmental trauma, post traumatic stress, and anxiety. I hold an anti-opressive stance, encouraging a sense of agency, QT joy, and alignment in healing. I have a passion for supporting LGBTQQIP2SAA+ community with life transitions, resisting systems, attachment/relationship challenges, & all who had to "grow up too quickly" in childhood.
I am a nonbinary, queer, neuroqueer, white, ashkenazi jewish healer. I support queer creatives and nonconformists honor authenticity beyond harmful binaries. My practice offers a somatic, creative, relational, and liberatory justice approach to caregiver recovery/codependencey, developmental trauma, post traumatic stress, and anxiety. I hold an anti-opressive stance, encouraging a sense of agency, QT joy, and alignment in healing. I have a passion for supporting LGBTQQIP2SAA+ community with life transitions, resisting systems, attachment/relationship challenges, & all who had to "grow up too quickly" in childhood.
(510) 901-4904 View (510) 901-4904
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Shanna LoPresti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
Somatic psychotherapy moves us beyond talk and into our lived experience.
You can thrive, feel more freedom and peace, and you don't have to do it alone. Relationship challenges, confusing emotions, and transitions can leave us feeling shaky. Somatic (body-centered) therapy can help you understand yourself while healing past hurts. Every relationship you have had with others and society influences your well-being. I can help you navigate relationships with self, loved ones, and the wider world with confidence and ease. You possess tremendous inner strength, courage, and determination. If you are willing to work, you can have the change you desire. You deserve to be your best self.
Somatic psychotherapy moves us beyond talk and into our lived experience.
You can thrive, feel more freedom and peace, and you don't have to do it alone. Relationship challenges, confusing emotions, and transitions can leave us feeling shaky. Somatic (body-centered) therapy can help you understand yourself while healing past hurts. Every relationship you have had with others and society influences your well-being. I can help you navigate relationships with self, loved ones, and the wider world with confidence and ease. You possess tremendous inner strength, courage, and determination. If you are willing to work, you can have the change you desire. You deserve to be your best self.
(415) 528-3513 View (415) 528-3513
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Sheela Vashishtha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I utilize trauma specific modalities such as somatic therapy and evidenced based modalities such as CBT, DBT, and mindfulness and tailor my sessions to fit the unique needs of each of my clients.
Hello and welcome. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10+ years of experience supporting adults and adolescents with their healing journey. I specialize in supporting my client’s with childhood trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and racial/cultural experiences Additionally, I work with first and second generation clients who are navigating bicultural and multicultural identities and experiences. I also work closely with south asian clients. I have a holistic approach that is trauma informed and social justice oriented.
I utilize trauma specific modalities such as somatic therapy and evidenced based modalities such as CBT, DBT, and mindfulness and tailor my sessions to fit the unique needs of each of my clients.
Hello and welcome. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10+ years of experience supporting adults and adolescents with their healing journey. I specialize in supporting my client’s with childhood trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and racial/cultural experiences Additionally, I work with first and second generation clients who are navigating bicultural and multicultural identities and experiences. I also work closely with south asian clients. I have a holistic approach that is trauma informed and social justice oriented.
(510) 984-9639 View (510) 984-9639
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Suzanne M Adams, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I love to work with people who are genuinely curious about who they are and are driven towards a deep understanding of themselves and others. Therapy is not only helpful in times of crisis & questioning, but it proves impactful during periods of stability and strength. I incorporate psychodynamic frameworks, existential processes, somatic or body-oriented exercises, Parts Work, EMDR and mindfulness or spiritual perspectives in order to address the totality of the human experience. Ultimately, our work is driven by your needs. To read more about my approach, visit my website at www.suzannemadamsphd.com
I love to work with people who are genuinely curious about who they are and are driven towards a deep understanding of themselves and others. Therapy is not only helpful in times of crisis & questioning, but it proves impactful during periods of stability and strength. I incorporate psychodynamic frameworks, existential processes, somatic or body-oriented exercises, Parts Work, EMDR and mindfulness or spiritual perspectives in order to address the totality of the human experience. Ultimately, our work is driven by your needs. To read more about my approach, visit my website at www.suzannemadamsphd.com
(415) 323-6108 View (415) 323-6108
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Sabrina Hinojosa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I use mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy to allow us to access your whole self, so that the healing and transformation will go deep and be lasting and true.
You look around, the common culture doesn't reflect your ethnicity, gender expression, ability, or sexual orientation. You don't fit into a neat little box. The stress of not fitting in, or having to explain or feel guilty for who you are has taken over. Is this how it's gonna be for the rest of my life? - you wonder...and it makes you tired. My clients come to me to overcome doubt, build confidence. I use techniques to help them slow down and listen to their inner voice so it's so loud and clear that anxiety has no room to stay.
I use mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy to allow us to access your whole self, so that the healing and transformation will go deep and be lasting and true.
You look around, the common culture doesn't reflect your ethnicity, gender expression, ability, or sexual orientation. You don't fit into a neat little box. The stress of not fitting in, or having to explain or feel guilty for who you are has taken over. Is this how it's gonna be for the rest of my life? - you wonder...and it makes you tired. My clients come to me to overcome doubt, build confidence. I use techniques to help them slow down and listen to their inner voice so it's so loud and clear that anxiety has no room to stay.
(510) 648-3627 View (510) 648-3627
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Eva Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I am trained in both Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing and use these somatic strategies to help my clients address trauma, grief and difficult emotions and memories.
In my practice, I see children, adolescents and adults who are seeking help for a variety of reasons. Common areas of need include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. With children, these concerns may express themselves through externalizing behaviors at school and/or at home. I offer an open, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic relationship. My approach is adapted carefully to individual needs and is inclusive in regard to gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, class, and religious/spiritual orientation. I work with many LGBTQ+ individuals in my practice.
I am trained in both Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing and use these somatic strategies to help my clients address trauma, grief and difficult emotions and memories.
In my practice, I see children, adolescents and adults who are seeking help for a variety of reasons. Common areas of need include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. With children, these concerns may express themselves through externalizing behaviors at school and/or at home. I offer an open, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic relationship. My approach is adapted carefully to individual needs and is inclusive in regard to gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, class, and religious/spiritual orientation. I work with many LGBTQ+ individuals in my practice.
(510) 640-8279 View (510) 640-8279
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Alissa Blackman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
Within a framework of somatic (body-mind) psychotherapy, I offer EMDR, AF-EMDR, Brainspotting & Havening.
When difficulties are too much to handle or the next level of growth seems just out of reach, you may find yourself living with pain & stress. Some stress in life helps people grow, but chronic stress has a negative effect on your mind, body, emotions & spirit. You may find yourself using old mental, physical & emotional coping tools to survive, yet feel unable to make real change. Your ally in holistic healing, I offer a supportive, warm presence so you can explore what's difficult, hone your strengths, & gain simple yet powerful mind/body tools.
Within a framework of somatic (body-mind) psychotherapy, I offer EMDR, AF-EMDR, Brainspotting & Havening.
When difficulties are too much to handle or the next level of growth seems just out of reach, you may find yourself living with pain & stress. Some stress in life helps people grow, but chronic stress has a negative effect on your mind, body, emotions & spirit. You may find yourself using old mental, physical & emotional coping tools to survive, yet feel unable to make real change. Your ally in holistic healing, I offer a supportive, warm presence so you can explore what's difficult, hone your strengths, & gain simple yet powerful mind/body tools.
(510) 564-7816 View (510) 564-7816
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Cassandra Hazen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
My approach is holistic and experiential, warm and collaborative, direct and gentle, combining talk therapy with somatic practices in mindfulness around breath, movement, touch, and embodied experience.
As human beings, we walk the planet with a complex matrix of shame, hurt, and protection that can be peeled away like layers of an onion. With patient, careful, and non-judgmental guidance we can work to discover the deepest core of our beliefs, desires, and needs, expanding our stories and drawing meaning from our experiences. With this improved awareness, we can build tools and resources for addressing challenges, and perhaps more importantly, create a more peaceful relationship to those challenges. As a result, we become better at our relationships with ourselves and others.
My approach is holistic and experiential, warm and collaborative, direct and gentle, combining talk therapy with somatic practices in mindfulness around breath, movement, touch, and embodied experience.
As human beings, we walk the planet with a complex matrix of shame, hurt, and protection that can be peeled away like layers of an onion. With patient, careful, and non-judgmental guidance we can work to discover the deepest core of our beliefs, desires, and needs, expanding our stories and drawing meaning from our experiences. With this improved awareness, we can build tools and resources for addressing challenges, and perhaps more importantly, create a more peaceful relationship to those challenges. As a result, we become better at our relationships with ourselves and others.
(510) 767-0539 View (510) 767-0539
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Kristina Modeste
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), somatic therapy, and mindfulness treatment modalities to tend to your whole self.
I offer my services to individuals, couples, and all polyamorous configurations. This is an affirming space for clients identifying as 2LGBTQIA+, kinksters, sex workers, and non-monogamous. My aim is not just to return you to functioning, but to amplify the innate wisdom existing in you, while guiding you towards an authentic version of wellness in alignment with your goals. Together, we will collaborate on how to best Our work together will be collaborative, prioritize your psychological safety, and hold space for curiosity, play, and self-celebration!
I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), somatic therapy, and mindfulness treatment modalities to tend to your whole self.
I offer my services to individuals, couples, and all polyamorous configurations. This is an affirming space for clients identifying as 2LGBTQIA+, kinksters, sex workers, and non-monogamous. My aim is not just to return you to functioning, but to amplify the innate wisdom existing in you, while guiding you towards an authentic version of wellness in alignment with your goals. Together, we will collaborate on how to best Our work together will be collaborative, prioritize your psychological safety, and hold space for curiosity, play, and self-celebration!
(510) 254-3783 View (510) 254-3783
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Rebecca Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I specialize in working with adolescents, adults and families in the midst of developmental transitions and significant life events. I am passionate about working with those who have being impacted by acute or complex trauma, mood and/or anxiety symptoms, challenges in relationships and those struggling with challenging behaviors. I offer a space to develop deeper self-awareness, stay action oriented towards change and access resources in order to reconnect to your preferred values and goals. I am in training towards becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and will often incorporate somatic and mindfulness practices.
I specialize in working with adolescents, adults and families in the midst of developmental transitions and significant life events. I am passionate about working with those who have being impacted by acute or complex trauma, mood and/or anxiety symptoms, challenges in relationships and those struggling with challenging behaviors. I offer a space to develop deeper self-awareness, stay action oriented towards change and access resources in order to reconnect to your preferred values and goals. I am in training towards becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and will often incorporate somatic and mindfulness practices.
(510) 906-3038 View (510) 906-3038
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.