Somatic Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Elizabeth Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I incorporate elements of Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, ACT, ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), DBT, Somatic, and Gesalt.
Would you like someone to listen to you? Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, burnout, overwhelm, isolation, grief, trauma, attachment issues, excessive worrying, healing from past wounds, or your sense of identity and purpose. I would be honored to support you on your journey by providing you a safe and judgment-free space to explore your thoughts and feelings in the present and from the past.
I incorporate elements of Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, ACT, ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), DBT, Somatic, and Gesalt.
Would you like someone to listen to you? Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, burnout, overwhelm, isolation, grief, trauma, attachment issues, excessive worrying, healing from past wounds, or your sense of identity and purpose. I would be honored to support you on your journey by providing you a safe and judgment-free space to explore your thoughts and feelings in the present and from the past.
(408) 840-0801 View (408) 840-0801
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Sharlisa L Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TITC-CT, SEPi, CPC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95136  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It's finally your time to heal. Sharlisa has experience in both the mind and the body providing unique and effective approaches to counseling. Sharlisa is known for providing clients with nurturing tailored therapeutic services that can be integrated into their daily lives. She views herself as a manufacturer of hope and healing. She provides culturally competent, holistic, and wellness focused services that promote transformative healing through transformative change by optimizing a client centered approach that utilizes knowledge, early interventions, open communication, somatic experiencing & increased awareness. It's your time.
It's finally your time to heal. Sharlisa has experience in both the mind and the body providing unique and effective approaches to counseling. Sharlisa is known for providing clients with nurturing tailored therapeutic services that can be integrated into their daily lives. She views herself as a manufacturer of hope and healing. She provides culturally competent, holistic, and wellness focused services that promote transformative healing through transformative change by optimizing a client centered approach that utilizes knowledge, early interventions, open communication, somatic experiencing & increased awareness. It's your time.
(408) 359-1814 View (408) 359-1814
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Patty Marsette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95130  (Online Only)
In addition to going at your pace, I incorporate mindfulness, visualization, relaxation exercises and somatic therapy as a way to regulate stress and to enhance the strengths you already have.
My training as a licensed MFT has taught me to treat a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship problems and trauma. I also have advanced training and experience working with PTSD, past trauma, panic and phobias. My goal and passion is to provide you with the tools to create and maintain life-affirming change in order to lead a more balanced and empowered life. I am EMDR trained, which is a powerful method for releasing past trauma and the depression and anxieties that go with it.
In addition to going at your pace, I incorporate mindfulness, visualization, relaxation exercises and somatic therapy as a way to regulate stress and to enhance the strengths you already have.
My training as a licensed MFT has taught me to treat a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship problems and trauma. I also have advanced training and experience working with PTSD, past trauma, panic and phobias. My goal and passion is to provide you with the tools to create and maintain life-affirming change in order to lead a more balanced and empowered life. I am EMDR trained, which is a powerful method for releasing past trauma and the depression and anxieties that go with it.
(408) 882-1521 View (408) 882-1521
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Kathryn Anjin Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95119  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness, somatic inquiry, and positive psychology theory and techniques.
Please note: The VERY best way to get in touch is by email rather than phone. Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let’s sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answers in yourself. My role is being your companion and guide in accessing your own wisdom and power. You are stronger and more creative than you know. Therapy is an experience where I stay completely present to you, and help you explore, heal, and grow.
My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness, somatic inquiry, and positive psychology theory and techniques.
Please note: The VERY best way to get in touch is by email rather than phone. Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let’s sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answers in yourself. My role is being your companion and guide in accessing your own wisdom and power. You are stronger and more creative than you know. Therapy is an experience where I stay completely present to you, and help you explore, heal, and grow.
(408) 542-0544 View (408) 542-0544
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Veronica Ayala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
I integrate mindfulness and somatic practices to increase self-awareness, build self-compassion, and decrease anxiety.
Do you often feel unseen or misunderstood? Anxious and nervous when stepping into a social setting? Do you desire to speak your truth without fear of what others might think? Do you wish to feel more confident in expressing your authentic self? Wish to people please less? Are you hoping therapy can provide a safe space to explore the complexities of identity and self expression? I am here to help you navigate these challenges and help you identify root causes of behaviors, express your needs and set healthy boundaries, improve self-esteem and self-worth, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and enhance communication skills.
I integrate mindfulness and somatic practices to increase self-awareness, build self-compassion, and decrease anxiety.
Do you often feel unseen or misunderstood? Anxious and nervous when stepping into a social setting? Do you desire to speak your truth without fear of what others might think? Do you wish to feel more confident in expressing your authentic self? Wish to people please less? Are you hoping therapy can provide a safe space to explore the complexities of identity and self expression? I am here to help you navigate these challenges and help you identify root causes of behaviors, express your needs and set healthy boundaries, improve self-esteem and self-worth, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and enhance communication skills.
(408) 403-5578 View (408) 403-5578
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Rebecca Ochoa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95112
I hope to cultivate a working alliance utilizing mindfulness, somatic awareness & psychoeducation to work towards what calls for healing in you.
To make real change happen we must choose. Choosing requires courage, strength & personal responsibility to undertake the intimate journey of self-discovery. The Japanese culture has a tradition of painting a broken section of pottery with gold, thereby embracing the meaning that beauty is found in the broken places. From a conscious & open heart space, I choose to meet you wherever you are in life, as life can hand us challenging situations at any moment, pushing our limits of pain, stress & comprehension. I am honored to co-create change with a diverse range of people, all ages & unique life stories,
I hope to cultivate a working alliance utilizing mindfulness, somatic awareness & psychoeducation to work towards what calls for healing in you.
To make real change happen we must choose. Choosing requires courage, strength & personal responsibility to undertake the intimate journey of self-discovery. The Japanese culture has a tradition of painting a broken section of pottery with gold, thereby embracing the meaning that beauty is found in the broken places. From a conscious & open heart space, I choose to meet you wherever you are in life, as life can hand us challenging situations at any moment, pushing our limits of pain, stress & comprehension. I am honored to co-create change with a diverse range of people, all ages & unique life stories,
(669) 222-7952 View (669) 222-7952
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Tania Choi Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
My practice in the last decade has evolved and changed with my personal life to include practice trauma, sexuality and somatic based practices.
I'm not in the business of instigating change. I am in the delicate and complex work of empowering it. Because I believe you have the wisdom to bring about change. Because change is your work and your choice; my role is to set the stage, empty it, illuminate what stands in the way and explore with you the possibilities for change. Ultimately you decide.The fact that you're here already ensures it. My job is to notice your process, reflect and honor it. In this space, I have seen amazing change happen.
My practice in the last decade has evolved and changed with my personal life to include practice trauma, sexuality and somatic based practices.
I'm not in the business of instigating change. I am in the delicate and complex work of empowering it. Because I believe you have the wisdom to bring about change. Because change is your work and your choice; my role is to set the stage, empty it, illuminate what stands in the way and explore with you the possibilities for change. Ultimately you decide.The fact that you're here already ensures it. My job is to notice your process, reflect and honor it. In this space, I have seen amazing change happen.
(408) 212-0552 View (408) 212-0552
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Diane Ngoc Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95110
The therapy is experiential, somatic, attachment-focused and trauma-informed.
Inexplicable anger, unshakable depression, unrelenting anxiety... This is the fallout of unmet needs like care, attention, respect, and presence happening now and probably had happened for significant lengths of time in our childhoods. As I work with people on these chronic and traumatic experiences, they have shown me how these past traumas can be resolved; that you too can get rid of distorted negative beliefs about yourself; that everyone can improve the quality and selection of their relationships; and when we connect to our bodies and minds with wisdom and tenderness, we become sovereign and healed.
The therapy is experiential, somatic, attachment-focused and trauma-informed.
Inexplicable anger, unshakable depression, unrelenting anxiety... This is the fallout of unmet needs like care, attention, respect, and presence happening now and probably had happened for significant lengths of time in our childhoods. As I work with people on these chronic and traumatic experiences, they have shown me how these past traumas can be resolved; that you too can get rid of distorted negative beliefs about yourself; that everyone can improve the quality and selection of their relationships; and when we connect to our bodies and minds with wisdom and tenderness, we become sovereign and healed.
(408) 412-7131 View (408) 412-7131
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Mae Conroy
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Experienced social worker over thirty years, trained in somatic, body-based therapies and currently in ongoing AEDP and Gestalt training.
With deep listening, together we will collaborate to identify your unique therapy goals. Coming into connection with distressing symptoms, making meaning of parts of yourself and your life brings forward opportunity for growth and transformation. Individual adult clients and adolescent clients, couples and families are all welcome.
Experienced social worker over thirty years, trained in somatic, body-based therapies and currently in ongoing AEDP and Gestalt training.
With deep listening, together we will collaborate to identify your unique therapy goals. Coming into connection with distressing symptoms, making meaning of parts of yourself and your life brings forward opportunity for growth and transformation. Individual adult clients and adolescent clients, couples and families are all welcome.
(669) 280-7905 View (669) 280-7905
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Ellen J Lin
Psychologist, PhD, DCEP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95117
I combine decades of therapeutic experience with effective cognitive-somatic-emotion interventions tailored to individual needs while attending to cultural and systemic contexts.
Looking for deeper healing and not just symptom relief (although that is also important)? Can't relax, are too irritable, or find yourself bursting into uncontrollable tears at times? Want to overcome traumatic or adverse experiences? To improve self-esteem and relationships? To feel lighter (not be weighed down by past experiences)? Learn to change your patterns & emotional triggers, and transform your responses to hindering situations. You'll gain skills to be more grounded, less reactive, and can start to improve your mood, well being, and relationships.
I combine decades of therapeutic experience with effective cognitive-somatic-emotion interventions tailored to individual needs while attending to cultural and systemic contexts.
Looking for deeper healing and not just symptom relief (although that is also important)? Can't relax, are too irritable, or find yourself bursting into uncontrollable tears at times? Want to overcome traumatic or adverse experiences? To improve self-esteem and relationships? To feel lighter (not be weighed down by past experiences)? Learn to change your patterns & emotional triggers, and transform your responses to hindering situations. You'll gain skills to be more grounded, less reactive, and can start to improve your mood, well being, and relationships.
(408) 539-0166 View (408) 539-0166
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Britt Kelly Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ASW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
I like to blend somatic and cognitive based modalities for a wholistic approach to coping strategies.
I work with parents, adolescents, and adults who need support from a variety of issues including issues related to parenting, general concerns about their children, coping skills for teens and adolescents, managing school stressors, recent diagnosis of ADHD, depression or anxiety, and more. Clients are looking for coping skills and communication strategies to create more harmony and strengthen relationships. I also work with families affected by infertility and those who are looking to build their family through third party reproduction and need support navigating the fertility industry.
I like to blend somatic and cognitive based modalities for a wholistic approach to coping strategies.
I work with parents, adolescents, and adults who need support from a variety of issues including issues related to parenting, general concerns about their children, coping skills for teens and adolescents, managing school stressors, recent diagnosis of ADHD, depression or anxiety, and more. Clients are looking for coping skills and communication strategies to create more harmony and strengthen relationships. I also work with families affected by infertility and those who are looking to build their family through third party reproduction and need support navigating the fertility industry.
(253) 235-3375 View (253) 235-3375
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
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.
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.
(408) 351-7692 View (408) 351-7692
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Hilleary Cummings
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, MA, LCPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95129
I utilize a Somatic Therapy framework to treat trauma.
The diagnosis, the accident, the loss, the family dysfunction —these experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and unsure of how to move forward. The weight of these experiences feel like it's seeping into every aspect of your life affecting your relationships, self-esteem, ability to find joy. You imagine waking up with a renewed sense of vitality, fully present in the relationships that matter most to you. The scenes that once haunted you are replaced by a sense of calm and resilience. You now embrace your truth, boundaries intact, and confidently making decision that align with your well-being.
I utilize a Somatic Therapy framework to treat trauma.
The diagnosis, the accident, the loss, the family dysfunction —these experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and unsure of how to move forward. The weight of these experiences feel like it's seeping into every aspect of your life affecting your relationships, self-esteem, ability to find joy. You imagine waking up with a renewed sense of vitality, fully present in the relationships that matter most to you. The scenes that once haunted you are replaced by a sense of calm and resilience. You now embrace your truth, boundaries intact, and confidently making decision that align with your well-being.
(408) 874-8904 View (408) 874-8904
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Veronica Foster, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95130  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them. My practice philosophy focuses on assisting every client find balance, peace, and happiness as defined by you. When we live in balance, we are better equipped to handle the storms of life, which can include relationship issues, being stuck in the past, worrying about the future, or struggling with traumatic life experiences. I begin by working with the client(s) to establish an honest and open relationship characterized by mutual trust and support. I believe in an integrative approach, which cultivates courage, emotional resilience, and mindful (somatic) awareness.
Welcome. We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them. My practice philosophy focuses on assisting every client find balance, peace, and happiness as defined by you. When we live in balance, we are better equipped to handle the storms of life, which can include relationship issues, being stuck in the past, worrying about the future, or struggling with traumatic life experiences. I begin by working with the client(s) to establish an honest and open relationship characterized by mutual trust and support. I believe in an integrative approach, which cultivates courage, emotional resilience, and mindful (somatic) awareness.
(408) 872-9475 View (408) 872-9475
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Giorgio Andrea Quittan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
I like to apply a mindfulness somatic based approach.
I am an Italian who has been living in The Bay Area for the last 40 years. I am fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. I have extensive experience and training in Hakomi, Somatic Based Psychotherapy and EMDR. I have more than 15 years of experience with Santa Clara County, Department of Families and Children Services, providing support and services to individuals, children and families who have been involved with the Child Welfare System. I also have 5 years of experience providing therapeutic services at a Medical Hospital Specialized in Treating HIV/AIDS patients who suffer from Addiction, PTSD and Trauma.
I like to apply a mindfulness somatic based approach.
I am an Italian who has been living in The Bay Area for the last 40 years. I am fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. I have extensive experience and training in Hakomi, Somatic Based Psychotherapy and EMDR. I have more than 15 years of experience with Santa Clara County, Department of Families and Children Services, providing support and services to individuals, children and families who have been involved with the Child Welfare System. I also have 5 years of experience providing therapeutic services at a Medical Hospital Specialized in Treating HIV/AIDS patients who suffer from Addiction, PTSD and Trauma.
(408) 872-8948 View (408) 872-8948
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Judith M Stout
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95158
Specializing in DBT, mindfulness practice, somatic and parts work, I am passionate about helping others heal from deep attachment wounds and aim to help you became your best and most authentic self from the inside out.
Traumatic experiences, relationship attachment woundings and the general pressure to conform to social norms during our younger years can cause us to create some truly magnificent coping strategies. Unfortunately, these strategies can be integrated into our identity long after they've stopped serving their purpose. I am passionate about supporting people reconnect with their true nature, by exploring parts work and somatic experiencing. Our past does not define us, and this work makes it possible to access the inspired, motivated, wisdom that exists in abundance underneath our conditioning.
Specializing in DBT, mindfulness practice, somatic and parts work, I am passionate about helping others heal from deep attachment wounds and aim to help you became your best and most authentic self from the inside out.
Traumatic experiences, relationship attachment woundings and the general pressure to conform to social norms during our younger years can cause us to create some truly magnificent coping strategies. Unfortunately, these strategies can be integrated into our identity long after they've stopped serving their purpose. I am passionate about supporting people reconnect with their true nature, by exploring parts work and somatic experiencing. Our past does not define us, and this work makes it possible to access the inspired, motivated, wisdom that exists in abundance underneath our conditioning.
(408) 418-2439 View (408) 418-2439
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Dianna Quach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
As a therapist and yoga teacher, I also use creative tools to weave in mind-and-body interventions (aka EMDR, Somatic Therapy).
I believe that healing is an art that takes time, practice, and love. Your healing needs to be done with upmost care and with the greatest intentions. As an intergenerational trauma specialist, you and I will become archeologists of your past, uncovering the missing pieces to help you become whole again. In this journey, we leave no stones unturned. Though I work with most individuals and couples, I especially love to work with mothers, healers, therapists, nurses, and those in the caring field. I also love to work with artists, writers, and soul seekers who wants to better connect with themselves to further their creations.
As a therapist and yoga teacher, I also use creative tools to weave in mind-and-body interventions (aka EMDR, Somatic Therapy).
I believe that healing is an art that takes time, practice, and love. Your healing needs to be done with upmost care and with the greatest intentions. As an intergenerational trauma specialist, you and I will become archeologists of your past, uncovering the missing pieces to help you become whole again. In this journey, we leave no stones unturned. Though I work with most individuals and couples, I especially love to work with mothers, healers, therapists, nurses, and those in the caring field. I also love to work with artists, writers, and soul seekers who wants to better connect with themselves to further their creations.
(408) 715-1273 View (408) 715-1273
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Eva Karolina Gagnon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm also a Somatic EMDR Practitioner & specialize in working with highly-stressed professionals, entrepreneurs & executives needing support navigating stress and burnout.
Welcome to my bio! The decision to pursue therapy is a courageous one, & finding the right therapist can feel daunting but it is possible. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in CA with 15+ yrs experience serving clients who desire to heal from anxiety, depression & challenging life transitions across the lifespan. I'm passionate about empowering others to bring their life, career, & relationships into thriving alignment in order to experience more authentic joy, abundance & fulfillment. You are more than capable & worthy of experiencing the change you deeply desire, & I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.
I'm also a Somatic EMDR Practitioner & specialize in working with highly-stressed professionals, entrepreneurs & executives needing support navigating stress and burnout.
Welcome to my bio! The decision to pursue therapy is a courageous one, & finding the right therapist can feel daunting but it is possible. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in CA with 15+ yrs experience serving clients who desire to heal from anxiety, depression & challenging life transitions across the lifespan. I'm passionate about empowering others to bring their life, career, & relationships into thriving alignment in order to experience more authentic joy, abundance & fulfillment. You are more than capable & worthy of experiencing the change you deeply desire, & I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.
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Ann Margaret Stillingfleet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
Working from a more holistic approach to therapy, integrating both somatic and transpersonal facets to our conscious experience of life, I assist clients, through mindfulness, meditation, dreams and expressive arts to access, trust and develop strengths, attributes and resources to cope with anxiety, depression, body dysphoria, pain, grief and loss.
I choose to see life's challenges as invitations to know ourselves more honestly, and to accept ourselves as we are. I believe that when individuals are self-aware they experience life as more meaningful and challenges as less distressing. I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues, to embrace their wholeness and strengthen inner resources not yet recognized. From this place of knowing and alternate or adjusted perspective, individuals develop compassion for self and other, gain confidence in relationships, and feel more assured in their ability to address the challenges life presents.
Working from a more holistic approach to therapy, integrating both somatic and transpersonal facets to our conscious experience of life, I assist clients, through mindfulness, meditation, dreams and expressive arts to access, trust and develop strengths, attributes and resources to cope with anxiety, depression, body dysphoria, pain, grief and loss.
I choose to see life's challenges as invitations to know ourselves more honestly, and to accept ourselves as we are. I believe that when individuals are self-aware they experience life as more meaningful and challenges as less distressing. I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues, to embrace their wholeness and strengthen inner resources not yet recognized. From this place of knowing and alternate or adjusted perspective, individuals develop compassion for self and other, gain confidence in relationships, and feel more assured in their ability to address the challenges life presents.
(408) 752-5875 View (408) 752-5875
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Aroosha Sanchez Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125  (Online Only)
I tailor treatment using the approach that best fits your needs, including using somatic awareness and an insight oriented approach.
Do you feel stuck? with compassion and empathy, I will guide you toward healing and growth to navigate life’s challenges, relationships, underlying traumas when appropriate and unhealthy family dynamics. I provide trauma-informed care to address root causes of anxieties, promote self-awareness and increase attunement in relationships while helping you gain tools to confront daily stressors and life transitions so you can thrive in your journey towards well-being. I am passionate about my work with women’s mental health, immigration-acculturation challenges, and parents struggling with bonding or those coping with a new diagnosis.
I tailor treatment using the approach that best fits your needs, including using somatic awareness and an insight oriented approach.
Do you feel stuck? with compassion and empathy, I will guide you toward healing and growth to navigate life’s challenges, relationships, underlying traumas when appropriate and unhealthy family dynamics. I provide trauma-informed care to address root causes of anxieties, promote self-awareness and increase attunement in relationships while helping you gain tools to confront daily stressors and life transitions so you can thrive in your journey towards well-being. I am passionate about my work with women’s mental health, immigration-acculturation challenges, and parents struggling with bonding or those coping with a new diagnosis.
(650) 405-1396 View (650) 405-1396
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.