Somatic Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Tania Choi Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
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
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San Jose, CA 95128
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Diane Ngoc Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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San Jose, CA 95110
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Cambria Lowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CHom
Verified
Verified
As a Somatic Psychotherapist and Homeopath, I can support you in creating more wellness and integrity in your life. My work with you is Integrative, Collaborative and Transformative. As a licensed MFT, I can support you in a therapeutic process that can transform your life by: Moving from hopelessness, despair and aimlessness into revitalized energy and a new passion for the life you want to live; Changing feelings of anxiety and fear into a renewed sense of possibility and action; Shifting feelings of disconnection and loneliness into a restored sense of self-confidence and the potential for creating meaningful connections.
(408) 217-0747
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San Jose, CA 95125
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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.
(408) 351-7692
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Michelle K. Sandoval
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We achieve this by using body and brain based approaches, somatic work and trauma informed techniques to not only address the mental symptoms but the physical as well.
Hello! I am Michell Sandoval and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. My practices focuses on serving teens and adults that are neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, PDD and more!). With someone with lived experience with neurodivergency, I bring both professional and personal experience of what it means to live and function in a world not structured for people with neruodiversity. I work with my clients to understand their neurotype, embrace and learn to love it, and how to navigate their world with it. I also have consultation services for parents with neurodiverse kids!
(408) 638-6067
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San Jose, CA 95124
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Nadia Vulfovich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer experiential, somatic , mindfulness-based and trauma informed psychotherapy.
If you are curious about yourself; if you are confused about what's holding you back at work, in relationship, or personal growth; if you are going through a tough time and need a space to land, I can help.
(669) 222-7869
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Sharlisa L Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPC
Verified
Verified
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
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San Jose, CA 95136
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Rebecca Ochoa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
mindfulness, somatic awareness & psychoeducation to explore solutions to elevate your unique journey.
**Accepting New Clients** 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. With a holistic view, some humor & the warmth of a neutral &
(669) 222-7952
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San Jose, CA 95136
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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.
(408) 351-0977
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Patty Marsette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
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
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San Jose, CA 95130
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Judith M Stout
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Traumatic experiences, relationship attachment woundings, and the general pressure to conform to social norms during our younger years, can cause our being to create some truly magnificent coping strategies to remain standing. Unfortunately these strategies can be digested and 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
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San Jose, CA 95158
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Giorgio Andrea Quittan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Chrystal Dhillon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Together we take a look at your biological needs, (physical health, sleep, nutrition, illness, somatic memory) and explore impacts on emotional health.
My practice focuses on working with women to help them improve their lives, find balance and create new habits. I believe therapy shouldn’t be complicated and I strive to make therapy a normal part of your life. Research indicates that mental health is strongly related to our nutrition and physical health.
(408) 890-7369
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San Jose, CA 95123
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Cheryl Fischer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With adults, I use talk therapy, and also somatic approaches to access other parts of ourselves.
From the first phone call to the last session I want you to feel heard, seen and safe. Reaching out when you need support is a very vulnerable step. And a brave one. You are worth it and won't be alone during your journey of growth and healing. I work from a compassionate and nonjudgmental place. I look at each person in a holistic way which means I attend to the emotional, mental and physical energy that is brought into each session as well as your own unique life experiences. Through my own experience with therapy I know how processing self-defeating behaviors and beliefs can be truly life-changing. There is always hope.
(408) 709-7857
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San Jose, CA 95128
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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.
(650) 881-2722
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San Jose, CA 95129
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Ann Margaret Stillingfleet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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) 666-7464
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Brainspotting Therapist - Asuka Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approaches include, but are not limited to: client-centered approach, trauma-informed approach, CBT approach, and somatic approach.
Letting go is a start of possibilities. I believe one of the courageous things you can do is to allow yourself to let go of the past and move on. As a first generation immigrant from Japan, my mission is to provide a culturally sensitive space for Japanese or any Asian living in the States and navigate you to rewrite your past experiences and stories that took your power away. I'm ready to guide you when you're ready to give yourself permission to let go and move on. Reach out to me to schedule a call to start your healing journey.
(858) 391-4781
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San Jose, CA 95129
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Julie Mullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Julie is a Somatic Therapist who is able to use body awareness and body-based interventions to support the client and their nervous system. Deep transformative work can be done by integrating parts of ourselves left in the shadows within the context of a safe relational container.
(714) 497-2413
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San Jose, CA 95132
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Angela Hutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
Verified
I have specific training in trauma therapies, CBT, mind/body techniques, and Somatic Experiencing.
Are you looking to feel more connected to yourself and others? Do you feel trapped in certain areas of your life? I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years and am passionate about this work. I work with teens, adults, and mental health professionals and can effectively address issues that keep you feeling depressed, anxious, and disconnected from yourself and others. I want to help you make the necessary changes to have the life you desire. Therapy isn't about finding out what is wrong with you, it is about building on what is RIGHT with you.
(408) 459-6324
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San Jose, CA 95101
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Layers of Self
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPhil, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
i specialize in holistic studies i marry the physical ( somatic ) work with the transpersonal (spiritual).
I believe therapy is about getting to know yourself on a more intimate level. I listen in a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental way that allows you to see more clearly what your issues are about. i hold space with the awareness that you are a soul with the wisdom and intelligence to deal with whatever life is offering you at the moment. i am highly skilled with working with people looking for self-actualization, therapists in the making and those interested in self-growth and transformation.
(408) 872-9137
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San Jose, CA 95123
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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.