Somatic Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Martena Rachel Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MACP , MBA
Verified
Verified
As a strength based therapist, I see infinite potential in all of my clients to live fulfilled and meaningful lives. My therapeutic approach is strength based and uses your innate strengths and abilities to determine the most effective solutions. My work is influenced by two modalities. The first is a family centered practice which uses the your unique family of origin “story" to explore, in which ways, that “story” has influenced your life, love and happiness or unhappiness. The second modality is somatic , I have been extensively trained in utilizing the mind/body/breath connection.
(805) 900-4503
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Sigrid Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In addition to traditional talk therapy, I utilize Somatic Experiencing, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques in my practice.
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Ventura and Ojai. For the past 10 + years I have been working as a therapist with adults, couples and adolescents. I am honored to help facilitate my client’s on their journey, whatever it might be. I believe that it’s the therapeutic relationship that is ultimately healing. I meet each client where they are. Collaboratively, we establish safety and trust, so that we can walk through the psyche together. Additionally, I am passionate about working with couples and have extensive training in working with Adult Attachment relationships.
(310) 740-9862
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Kasey Curtis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Specialty areas include EMDR, mindfulness, somatic - mind/body connection.
I'm licensed in CA and WA. Sometimes, despite best intentions and attempts, making change is not successful. It can be hard to get to where you want to go: less depression or anxiety, better relationships with others and yourself, with food, your body. Maybe the past keeps intruding upon the present, even though it seems like it should be resolved by now. Maybe you don’t feel quite like the best version of yourself and you don’t know why. I'm here to help you get reconnected to yourself, find the inner wisdom that I know exists within you. I don't know all the answers, but I know how to help you find your own answers.
(805) 856-6458
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Jean C Lampert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and offer somatic focused approaches including Somatic Regulating Touch, EMDR, and ritual for deep healing.
The last few years have been hard for many of us, both individually and collectively. Grief and overwhelm are high, and you may rightfully be feeling anxious, overwhelmed or collapsed. If you are physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually depleted, there are ways to bring yourself back into balance.
(805) 870-9052
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Ventura, CA 93006
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Jacqueline F Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in mindfulness and somatic awareness to help bring you back to your true self.
The experiences we move through in life are complex; the balance of thought, emotion, and sensation is delicate. Life experiences create a pattern that we will unconsciously replay, often leading to symptoms and suffering. In order to break an unhealthy pattern, we must first become aware of the traumas, influences, and beliefs that create this paradigm. Through self-awareness, we gain insight into our true nature, develop the ability to self-regulate, and become empowered to create a new lifestyle. True recovery is attaining and maintaining a lifestyle that emphasizes a positive relationship with yourself.
(805) 237-5080
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kyra F Riddell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I earned my masters in somatic psychotherapy, a holistic mind-body therapy approach.
*I am currently full and not accepting clients at this time*. I use a mind-body integrative approach to help you gain insight into how your mind, emotions, and body all play a part in your health and well-being. By helping you develop bodily awareness and somatic coping tools, I assist you to better navigate and manage difficult emotions, anxiety, depression and overwhelm. This approach combined with mindfully managing negative thoughts and unwanted behaviors, offers a well-balanced treatment of the whole person.
(805) 693-4178
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Tara Gilmaher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA, CHT
Verified
Verified
Trained in somatic , attachment, dissociation, Gottman, NVC, Nurturing Parenting, hypnotherapy, 20 yrs in theatre & entertainment.
"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung. Do you feel overwhelmed, have pain, grief, anxiety, depression, or unseen shadows that prevent you from healing or from choosing better decisions, relationships, and allowing yourself to matter in your own life? My experience and education can help people hungering for more purpose, fulfillment, and nurturing relationships instead of dissonance, exhaustion, and sacrifice, those who know what you were aiming for, but discovered you’re at the top of the wrong ladder. If you feel like you’re different or unseen, then I may be the psychotherapist you’ve sought.
(805) 303-5321
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Irimiya Trauma Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Our therapists provide EMDR, Somatic Techniques, CBT and Talk Therapy, focusing on internal healing, growth and fulfillment.
We are a trauma-informed group of therapists who provide therapy to adult survivors of childhood abuse. Unresolved childhood abuse, can leave you feeling overwhelmed, not fully present, living with intrusive thoughts and memories of past trauma, struggling with everyday tasks, dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD. As trauma-focused therapists we believe you have the courage to heal from emotional pain by facing it, rather than avoiding it. Together in therapy, we will work to achieve empowerment, safety and strength, in order to better concentrate, have healthy relationships, to have clarity, and achieve internal growth.
(805) 883-6273
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Vanessa Sandford
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
We utilize talk therapy, encouraging your voice to be heard, EMDR, and somatic approach, focusing on internal healing, growth and fulfillment.
Hello and Welcome! Are you ready to embrace a deep healing process? Have you experienced exhaustion with living life in old unhealthy patterns? I will walk with you down this path into exploring and processing through the core of your past trauma. Unresolved trauma often develops into low self-esteem, feelings of guilt, blame and shame, sleep issues, feeling overwhelmed, having triggers, struggling with depression or anxiety, and make it challenging to manage everyday tasks. I'm here to guide you into discovering the root of your trauma.
(805) 303-3356
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Sipora B. Weissman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am currently training in Somatic Experiencing.
I understand what it's like to live life ruled by devastating chronic pain and illness, terrible anxiety, and being highly sensitive that you feel everything! I help people resolve chronic pain, anxiety, sadness, and trauma. Connecting the dots to understand how your childhood (upbringing, trauma, stressful events, family) may be contributing to your mental distress today can be extremely eye opening and transformative. Healing and becoming a secure capable human is the goal and completely attainable! I view therapy as a collaboration and as a Mind-Body Therapist I am an active participant and guide.
(805) 219-7241
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kristine King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT
Verified
Verified
With a background in teaching yoga, Kristine incorporates mindfulness, movement, somatic and energy healing, breath work and inner child work as a part of the therapeutic process.
Kristine works with individuals, couples, parents, and families in a manner that feels alive, creative, joyful, connected and transformational. She is particularly passionate about helping spiritual women who identify as over-achievers and are ready to finally receive some of the care they have so generously given. Kristine is also passionate about working with couples and helping them come back to the love that has always been there for one another. Kristine believes that intimate relationships are the mirror for our unconscious patterning to surface from our childhood wounding and is bubbling to rise to the surface to be healed.
(747) 205-1220
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Dianne Nicholas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I integrate the mind, body connection through the use of somatic exploration and mindfulness techniques.
Life's challenges today are increasing levels of trauma, anxiety, depression, dramatic mood shifts and lowering self-esteem. I can offer a safe, sensitive, compassionate, relationship based solution. Together we will explore the impact of painful thoughts and emotions enabling us to develop a basis for clear insight and set the stage for hopeful growth and transformation.
(805) 874-5084
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Ventura, CA 93004
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Maria Avila
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Clients / Aceptando Nuevos Clientes! Your stories, pain and feelings are valid. Not everyone is going to understand the trauma you have experienced or the symptoms that accompany it, that's okay, it doesn't make it any less real. Methods of surviving trauma/abuse become symptoms; anxiety, depression, dissociation, somatic symptoms and hypervigilance, and can become distressing when no longer utilized for survival. They can also manifest as people pleasing, unhealthy relationships, difficulty trusting others, setting boundaries, shame and avoidance. I am here to hold space for you and your healing.
(805) 273-8827
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Clyde Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Certified Somatic therapist, I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their problems, issues, and challenges in life for over 23 years. Whether you have a personal issue that's emotional such as depression, anxiety, addiction, or a problem with your relationship, I create a safe space for you to work through your challenges and create positive changes in your life. My clients' greatest successes have come from being supported to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!
(805) 350-7998
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Araceli Bejar Lua
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With this approach, I focus with patients to explore, as well as educate, on becoming aware of behavioral patterns, thoughts, and somatic responses.
My goal is to help patients increase self-awareness, increase coping skills to manage symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Most importantly, I provide a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment in which patients can explore their symptoms, feelings, and life difficulties. By working together through the therapeutic process, I guide patients into a path of self-discovery and empowerment to develop into healthy and whole individuals. I believe that experiencing hardships can be seen as an invitation to learn more about ourselves and evolve in our life journey to reach our highest potential.
(661) 241-9738
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Steve Louis Friedlander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT, SEP, CATC IV
Verified
Verified
I have a strong orientation in narrative therapy and am trained in somatic experiencing.
Hi, My name is Steve. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and addiction coach living in Los Angeles. I have always been curious about life and people. As I reflect on my lived experiences I have come to understand that connecting with others in a meaningful way has been the thing that has brought me the most fulfillment and joy. A very old friend recently told me that, having known me over the years, they felt that the thing that was most important to me was freedom. This resonated as true to me and I believe it informs my work as a therapist and coach. 
(323) 615-2598
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Ventura, CA 93001
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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.
(805) 232-7989
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Wilshire Valley Therapy Centers
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Treatment modalities include EMDR, CBT, DBT, long and short term, Somatic , analytic, Cognitive Behavioral & more.
Wilshire Valley Therapy offers state-of-the-art mental health services in person or via Telemedicine in LA, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Encino & Ventura, & Telemed in both SoCal & Northern Calif. Our highly qualified therapists engage & collaborate with clients whose goals & treatment directions seek to achieve more authentic, productive lives. A safe space created where clients personal & professional relationships are strengthened & a range of phase of life issues are explored in a supportive setting. We assist clients in discovering their unique value & strengths, creating a solid foundation, for a better life & a hopeful future.
(747) 207-4245
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Wendy Maureen Elliott
Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP, BC-DMT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide you with the somatic resources you need to feel grounded, calm, and empowered.
Are you feeling unsure or stuck? Unable to get motivated, full of self-doubt? Wanting to make a change but scared to do so? Disconnected from yourself but not sure why? If you are suffering from any of the above, then I can help. Working together, we get to the core of what is going on in a safe and supportive environment so that you can feel calm, clear and empowered to begin to make some changes.
(805) 639-8610
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PatrickLyra Wilder LMFT & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a graduate student I attended one of the nation's first Somatic Psychology programs.
It's hard to maintain balance in an intense world. Connecting with a safe, trained professional can help you uncover your strengths, resolve trauma, & increase peace. I'm eager to help my clients practice mindful coping, employ a solutions-focus, & attend to/soothe embodied sensations that arise as the wheel of the mind turns. I believe the richest healing unfolds in our therapeutic relationship - where we collaborate, build trust, work through what arises in the moment. As a person-centered psychotherapist, I meet you where you are as you are. Let's talk!
(805) 516-0742
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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.