Somatic Therapists in West Torrance, Torrance, CA

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Cleo Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide mindfulness interventions, somatic processes including bilateral sensory integration.
I am pleased to announce joining The Effective Therapy Group. My practice includes kids (4+), as well as couples, and individuals. My work with individuals includes anxiety, PTSD (trauma), abuse, depression, grief, and life’s transitions. Transitions that include moving, divorce, change in health, and recovering from the past year’s health crisis, as well as being an addictions specialist.
(424) 399-5480
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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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.
(310) 361-6678
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Cheryl J Santiago-Venture
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified
Verified
I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, integrating sensation and body awareness with cognitive and emotional processes.
You are taking the first steps in creating change in your life. The pursuit of health, happiness, and healing are aspects that we all strive for, and that can be accelerated with additional support and insight oriented therapy. In addition to traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic approaches and cognitive behavioral interventions, I utilize mindfulness techniques, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR. I have experience in treating a variety of condition, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Therapy can assist with stress and change of life issues, such as divorce, new parents, health issues, bereavement, or work/peer conflict.
(310) 299-7410
West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$175 per session
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Dr. Melissa Magallanes
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help you do this by using effective treatment approaches that focus on the mind and body connection, including EMDR, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TFCBT), trauma resiliency model (TRM), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, relational therapy, somatic therapy, and emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT).
My focus is to help you heal from your past experiences so that you can be the best version of yourself. You may notice your past lingers in your day and impacts your mood, health, and relationships? It can also manifest into symptoms and impact the way you are as a partner, parent, child, friend, and employer. Your journey towards growth and healing will help increase your self-awareness of how your past experiences have shaped and impacted your life today – conscious and unconscious. On this journey your will also learn how to identify ways to process, cope, and manage your symptoms using effective trauma-informed treatments.
(626) 269-6692
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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$175 (individual)$185 (couples)
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Charleen Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Incorporating a whole person approach to healing, we will use mind-body therapies, like Brainspotting, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Art Therapy to get out of your head and heal the root of your emotional pain.
This can’t be your life! You expend all your energy worrying about the needs of others, the never-ending demands of your job, and striving to meet an unreachable standard. The tension that plagues your mind and body refuses to be ignored. Intuitively, you know something’s not right. You know how to get things done. That’s what propelled you into the status you proudly earned. But keeping this pace is draining everything out of you. Now you’re the micro-manager, clinging to control, scared to let go. You’re an emotional baggage claim, harboring all the emotions you never processed. You resent feeling this way. It's time for a change.
(424) 396-5029
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$225 per session
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Mindy Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
Verified
If you suffer from developmental (trauma from childhood abuse) or acute trauma (for example, rape, assault, divorce, accident), I am trained in several modalities that can help. These include: Neurofeedback, which is exercise for the brain, improves self-regulation and calms the nervous system, building resiliency. EMDR is a process that desensitizes and reprocesses trauma. Somatic Experiencing releases pent up energy in the body that keeps us from completing and letting go of traumatic experiences. I use these methods, along with traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, in a kind and healing environment, to help you recover. .
(424) 570-3139
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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$200 (individual)$200 (couples)
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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.
(562) 294-4242
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Pauline Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
With compassion and non-judgement, I help using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), one of the most effective couple therapies, and somatic approaches: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Attachment Focused EMDR.
I specialize in holistic trauma and relationship healing with individuals and couples. You may feel hurt, lonely, anxious, or shut down, knowing deep inside there is more to life. You may long to feel emotionally safe and connected with your partner. Perhaps you grew up with physical, emotional, sexual abuse, or an abusive or addicted parent. Many who suffer do not know childhood trauma, relationship wounds, sexual assault, or adverse experiences live on somatically in the nervous system and emotions. The natural ability to find peace inside and connection with others simply becomes less flexible, but all of this can shift.
(310) 872-1764
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$180 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Kimberly S. Sharp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
This includes energy psychology (Emotional Freedom Techniques, Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Matrix Reimprinting), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, somatic psychology approaches, attachment-based therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy.
Is anxiety preventing you from realizing what you want to do—or are capable of doing—with your life? Are you hesitant to go after what truly makes you happy because you underestimate your gifts or abilities? Perhaps speaking up in a way that maintains your own dignity and that of others is what you are wanting. Still others work with me because they experience a sense of validation and empowerment with the things they have experienced — whether it be mystical, hard to explain spiritual events or stressful/traumatic religious experiences.
(424) 233-1086
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Corina Gheorghiu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DDS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach helps you change rapidly through talk and somatic therapy; alternative techniques target your brain and heart directly (TAT, HeartMath).
Are you tired of the struggle to create and maintain fulfilling relationships within your own self and with others? Confused and lost in the pandemic? Through anxiety & energy management, inter-personal psychotherapy and inter-generational life coaching & parenting, focused on a highly personalized approach of integrating mind and heart, body and soul, you will get to the root of your problems and become confident in your ability to change and heal. You can acquire peace, even in the midst of turmoil. You start to fulfill the innate desire for love in all your relationships, with your self and others, with the world and its Creator.
(310) 504-1935
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 (individual)$165 (couples)
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Jamie Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you going through internal struggle due to trauma? Do you feel anxious and depressed about the future? Do you struggle with family issues and relationship issues? I’m willing to meet you where you are, help you process unwanted thoughts and emotions, and help develop an action plan to effectively cultivate your healing and growth. I’m here to help you explore unresolved feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, helplessness, grief, etc.) and develop skills to effectively cope with them. Thus, you can feel relieved and fulfilled in your relationship with yourself and others.
(424) 232-0893
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Albert Potash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Emotions and thoughts can be overwhelming. They can sometimes feel like a constant, distracting background noise. Clients sometimes compare their brains to "a hamster on a wheel". A noisy brain that is distracting , draining and all too often active at bedtime.
(310) 879-5392
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Renee Rios
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
I possess a passion for helping others along their life's journey. In my work, I arrive with sincerity, humility, optimism, and professionalism. My purpose is to hold a safe space--- removed of judgment and bias--- in order to facilitate healing, growth and transformation, so one can fulfill their life's purpose. I serve infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations through an intersectional approach to client-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally-attuned, evidence-based, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapeutic interventions. Individual, couples, and family therapy available.
(424) 416-2317
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(424) 340-5956
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$120 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(424) 340-5605
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Daishea Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
(424) 232-0862
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$120 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Dianna V. Luna
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Has your child been acting out, uncommunicative, or withdrawn lately? Has their emotional well-being been affected by changes in their life? You are not alone. I have a deep passion for helping children find their voice, rather than acting out or withdrawing. For over 30 years I have worked with children of all ages as well as families and adults. As a therapist, I find it most rewarding when I help my clients breakthrough and grow from their trauma. I specialize in child therapy along with anxiety, depression, ADHD in all ages. Together we can achieve your goals at The Effective Therapy Group.
(310) 388-9813
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Sofia Subhan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Now accepting new clients. For over a decade I have been helping people grow, heal, learn about themselves and shift negative patterns in their life. If you or someone you know is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, having difficulty navigating relationships, or burdened by past traumas, I will work with you to better understand, process and resolve challenges in your life. Dealing with ongoing life stressors at home, school or work can be difficult to navigate and can leave you feeling hopeless at times. Based on my years of experience, I tailor my approach and techniques to best fit your unique hardships and goals.
(310) 935-3687
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$165 per session
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Alex Tipton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work primarily with adults who are looking to manage symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I will be with you on the journey of healing to discovery, recovery, and connection to your true self. I approach therapy with a person-centered mindset to create as comfortable and welcoming an environment as I can. I believe the trust built between you and a therapist is one of the more powerful tools we as clinicians can offer, and I hope to garner that trust in my own practice.
(424) 226-5899
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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$120 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Lance Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe in providing a supportive and empowering environment in which my clients can feel heard, safe, and confident that their needs are being met. The best therapists combine competent techniques with genuine empathy and connection to help you achieve the goals and outcome you desire. I work primarily with individuals or couples struggling with traumatic backgrounds, anxiety or depression, addiction, relationship problems, and personality disorders. I strive to ensure that the interaction I have with my clients is always honest, sincere, and compassionate yet effective.
(424) 206-6742
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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$175 per session

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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.