Somatic Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Lara L. Wolff
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
My practice is trauma-informed, somatic, and insight-based.
When we feel stressed and overwhelmed, numb, or stuck, calmness and connection is harder to come by. Our own bodies may feel beyond our control, or we may feel disconnected to them. We may desire change but don't know how to create it. If we feel shame or self-doubt, we may have difficulty finding our voice, our community, or our life’s work. Managing and making sense out of what we’re feeling or thinking sometimes is too much to carry alone. When we know it's time for the way we're feeling or thinking to shift, and we want more health, creativity, and joy in our lives, it's time to invest in ourselves and our wellbeing.
My practice is trauma-informed, somatic, and insight-based.
When we feel stressed and overwhelmed, numb, or stuck, calmness and connection is harder to come by. Our own bodies may feel beyond our control, or we may feel disconnected to them. We may desire change but don't know how to create it. If we feel shame or self-doubt, we may have difficulty finding our voice, our community, or our life’s work. Managing and making sense out of what we’re feeling or thinking sometimes is too much to carry alone. When we know it's time for the way we're feeling or thinking to shift, and we want more health, creativity, and joy in our lives, it's time to invest in ourselves and our wellbeing.
(872) 266-1272 View (872) 266-1272
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Kylie Cherpes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMFT, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
In sessions I thoughtfully blend relational, somatic, and strengths-based approaches tailored to each client's needs and goals.
Are you ready to attune to your own story and needs? Are you looking for ways to heal and grow the way you interact with yourself, your loved ones, and others? Individuals and couples use the therapeutic space to gain insight, practice new skills and responses, foster healing and growth to overcome historical and current challenges, learn how to identify and change patterns that continue to get in the way of the relationships they envision, and practice how to lean into speciality support during conception and fertility journeys, pregnancy, and postpartum.
In sessions I thoughtfully blend relational, somatic, and strengths-based approaches tailored to each client's needs and goals.
Are you ready to attune to your own story and needs? Are you looking for ways to heal and grow the way you interact with yourself, your loved ones, and others? Individuals and couples use the therapeutic space to gain insight, practice new skills and responses, foster healing and growth to overcome historical and current challenges, learn how to identify and change patterns that continue to get in the way of the relationships they envision, and practice how to lean into speciality support during conception and fertility journeys, pregnancy, and postpartum.
(773) 900-4971 View (773) 900-4971
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Chelly Calandra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am EMDR & CPT certified, and have additional training in polyvagal theory, attachment, and somatic experience therapy.
Life is challenging and seems to grow more challenging by the day. I offer a warm and non judgmental space to explore the pulls on our lives- parenthood, work, adult parents with personality disorders. We may explore how your childhood impacts today or process through a trauma that has been a barrier to moving forward. I offer both a space to explore feelings as well as solutions to the challenges we face.
I am EMDR & CPT certified, and have additional training in polyvagal theory, attachment, and somatic experience therapy.
Life is challenging and seems to grow more challenging by the day. I offer a warm and non judgmental space to explore the pulls on our lives- parenthood, work, adult parents with personality disorders. We may explore how your childhood impacts today or process through a trauma that has been a barrier to moving forward. I offer both a space to explore feelings as well as solutions to the challenges we face.
(312) 548-1122 View (312) 548-1122
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Liz Calabrese
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
I integrate evidence-based practices, including somatic work, EMDR, and Ego State Therapy.
Each individual coming into therapy is valuable and capable of healing and growth. I work from a strengths-based and collaborative approach, looking to help encourage each person's uniqueness in life. I listen carefully to your inner wisdom, as I believe that each individual is the expert on their world. I believe that our emotions are important, and when we listen to them they are great teachers.
I integrate evidence-based practices, including somatic work, EMDR, and Ego State Therapy.
Each individual coming into therapy is valuable and capable of healing and growth. I work from a strengths-based and collaborative approach, looking to help encourage each person's uniqueness in life. I listen carefully to your inner wisdom, as I believe that each individual is the expert on their world. I believe that our emotions are important, and when we listen to them they are great teachers.
(708) 406-5465 View (708) 406-5465
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Roserita (Rita) W. James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LBS1
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Depending on the needs of my client, I may pull from EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Mindfulness, Solutions Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Depth Psychology.
I’m Rita and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in working with young adults (18-35 years old), that identify as artists, creatives, healers and therapists to uncover their motivations, passions, and internal voices. I have advanced training in and specialize in PTSD, Developmental Trauma, and Attachment. Trauma can create global effects on the mind and body, and I work hard, alongside my clients, to remove trauma blocks from their path, in order to clear the way towards the bold lives that they have dreamed for themselves. I utilize EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help my clients work somatically to heal trauma stored in the body.
Depending on the needs of my client, I may pull from EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Mindfulness, Solutions Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Depth Psychology.
I’m Rita and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in working with young adults (18-35 years old), that identify as artists, creatives, healers and therapists to uncover their motivations, passions, and internal voices. I have advanced training in and specialize in PTSD, Developmental Trauma, and Attachment. Trauma can create global effects on the mind and body, and I work hard, alongside my clients, to remove trauma blocks from their path, in order to clear the way towards the bold lives that they have dreamed for themselves. I utilize EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help my clients work somatically to heal trauma stored in the body.
(708) 398-9987 View (708) 398-9987
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Lauren Mulligan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, R-DMT, CYT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
There is no prescriptive way that somatic or movement work will look, I invite movers and non-movers alike into a space where we attend to ALL of you.
I believe my role as a therapist is to help you hold and find meaning in your pain, and delight with you in what is playful and pleasureful in your life. My approach is warm, direct, and collaborative. I am interested in creating a genuine, transparent and accountable relationship with you. My hope is that within our relationship we can identify and interrupt harmful patterns that may emerge in your relationships and reinforce patterns that bring you joy and connection. Therapy is inherently political, and I aim to engage with my clients in ways that are liberatory, anti-racist and affirming of their intersecting identities.
There is no prescriptive way that somatic or movement work will look, I invite movers and non-movers alike into a space where we attend to ALL of you.
I believe my role as a therapist is to help you hold and find meaning in your pain, and delight with you in what is playful and pleasureful in your life. My approach is warm, direct, and collaborative. I am interested in creating a genuine, transparent and accountable relationship with you. My hope is that within our relationship we can identify and interrupt harmful patterns that may emerge in your relationships and reinforce patterns that bring you joy and connection. Therapy is inherently political, and I aim to engage with my clients in ways that are liberatory, anti-racist and affirming of their intersecting identities.
(312) 874-6545 View (312) 874-6545
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Meredith Farster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60707
My work is influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, intersectional gender dynamics, racial trauma, navigating oppressive systems, relational/cultural modalities, attachment theory/EFT, Gottman and process oriented somatic complex trauma modality of NARM(Neuroaffective Relational Model).
Therapy is a space to explore who you are, were & want to be. Change and growth can be scary & difficult but also beautiful & freeing. My hope is to help you move through that process in the way that works best for you. Working toward a greater insight and awareness of our experiences can help us to embrace and enhance connection to ourselves and others. I provide culturally & racially conscious therapy services using the social work adage of beginning where my client is. I see my role as being present with my clients as they face and navigate the grey areas of life, while increasing agency, sense of self & healthy coping skills.
My work is influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, intersectional gender dynamics, racial trauma, navigating oppressive systems, relational/cultural modalities, attachment theory/EFT, Gottman and process oriented somatic complex trauma modality of NARM(Neuroaffective Relational Model).
Therapy is a space to explore who you are, were & want to be. Change and growth can be scary & difficult but also beautiful & freeing. My hope is to help you move through that process in the way that works best for you. Working toward a greater insight and awareness of our experiences can help us to embrace and enhance connection to ourselves and others. I provide culturally & racially conscious therapy services using the social work adage of beginning where my client is. I see my role as being present with my clients as they face and navigate the grey areas of life, while increasing agency, sense of self & healthy coping skills.
(708) 295-3237 View (708) 295-3237
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Christina Carbone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT, TLLP, LPC-C
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I use evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic-Based therapies, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I believe relationships are fundamental building blocks of life. I strive to foster a non-judgmental, authentic, environment that honors the connection each individual has to the self, and the world in which they exist. My approach is collaborative, and focuses on client's fundamental inner strengths to promote growth and cultivate change. I lean into curiosity, humor, and compassion when working with my clients, and you can expect my techniques to be rooted in mind-body connection.
I use evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic-Based therapies, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I believe relationships are fundamental building blocks of life. I strive to foster a non-judgmental, authentic, environment that honors the connection each individual has to the self, and the world in which they exist. My approach is collaborative, and focuses on client's fundamental inner strengths to promote growth and cultivate change. I lean into curiosity, humor, and compassion when working with my clients, and you can expect my techniques to be rooted in mind-body connection.
(872) 274-2670 View (872) 274-2670
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Kelsey Weissburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I draw from principles of Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems, ACT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Health at Every Size, and practice from a trauma-informed perspective.
As someone who identifies as an empath, I know how hard it can be to balance caring for others while prioritizing self-care. The art of balance is ever evolving, and you are the expert on yourself. You can expect a space for deep reflection to understand yourself, your behaviors, and your relationships better. If you feel like anxiety, pressure, or shame are getting in the way of feeling confident and at peace in your body, then please reach out. There is a reason you are struggling now, and together we will explore and give voice to your whole self as a way for you to recognize your inherent worth.
I draw from principles of Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems, ACT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Health at Every Size, and practice from a trauma-informed perspective.
As someone who identifies as an empath, I know how hard it can be to balance caring for others while prioritizing self-care. The art of balance is ever evolving, and you are the expert on yourself. You can expect a space for deep reflection to understand yourself, your behaviors, and your relationships better. If you feel like anxiety, pressure, or shame are getting in the way of feeling confident and at peace in your body, then please reach out. There is a reason you are struggling now, and together we will explore and give voice to your whole self as a way for you to recognize your inherent worth.
(312) 584-3152 x1 View (312) 584-3152 x1
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Shannon Lawton-O'Boyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I creatively integrate Narrative and Somatic techniques, with communication and grounding tools.
I have an appreciation for complexity and understand that most of us live a life full of contradictions - striving for goodness, happiness, prosperity, low drama, and quality relationships. I get to witness clients create a foundation of safety from which they can pursue their personal and relational goals. I have a passion for working with both traditional relationships and alternative lifestyle clients, as individuals or couples. My clients are often unraveling past traumatic and toxic relationships or simply navigating the unknown with the goals of creating new, healthy patterns of communication, safety, and intimacy.
I creatively integrate Narrative and Somatic techniques, with communication and grounding tools.
I have an appreciation for complexity and understand that most of us live a life full of contradictions - striving for goodness, happiness, prosperity, low drama, and quality relationships. I get to witness clients create a foundation of safety from which they can pursue their personal and relational goals. I have a passion for working with both traditional relationships and alternative lifestyle clients, as individuals or couples. My clients are often unraveling past traumatic and toxic relationships or simply navigating the unknown with the goals of creating new, healthy patterns of communication, safety, and intimacy.
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Marcus Leaks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
My practice utilizes relational, cognitive-behavioral, and somatic techniques to explore how your concerns have developed and help you build skills to interrupt the cycles that detract from your quality of life.
Searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, even more so when you are going through life challenges and have limited energy to spare. Therapy can provide a space for healing, clarity, and growth, and the relationship between therapist and client has been found to be the most important ingredient in that process. I approach my work with flexibility, compassion, and a deep respect for self-determination. I firmly believe you are the expert in your experience.
My practice utilizes relational, cognitive-behavioral, and somatic techniques to explore how your concerns have developed and help you build skills to interrupt the cycles that detract from your quality of life.
Searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, even more so when you are going through life challenges and have limited energy to spare. Therapy can provide a space for healing, clarity, and growth, and the relationship between therapist and client has been found to be the most important ingredient in that process. I approach my work with flexibility, compassion, and a deep respect for self-determination. I firmly believe you are the expert in your experience.
(929) 277-8165 View (929) 277-8165
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Sami Lare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I view therapy as an empowering exploration of life stories, using somatic and narrative lenses to examine consented versus imposed narratives.
I specialize in supporting the queer, trans, poly, trauma/complex trauma survivors, and/or neurodivergent communities. I firmly believe that developing and nurturing community connections is vital for navigating the full scope of our shared human experience. Additionally, I am well versed in supporting individuals navigating their queer and trans family identity, relational attachment difficulties, anxiety, negative self-talk, grief, and the challenges of finding community.
I view therapy as an empowering exploration of life stories, using somatic and narrative lenses to examine consented versus imposed narratives.
I specialize in supporting the queer, trans, poly, trauma/complex trauma survivors, and/or neurodivergent communities. I firmly believe that developing and nurturing community connections is vital for navigating the full scope of our shared human experience. Additionally, I am well versed in supporting individuals navigating their queer and trans family identity, relational attachment difficulties, anxiety, negative self-talk, grief, and the challenges of finding community.
(872) 259-6160 View (872) 259-6160
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Camila Richmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
I utilize a variety of somatic techniques to help clients understand the connection of body and mind in overall wellness.
It is common for human beings who experience trauma and life stressors to feel like their lives are unraveling. My passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience and also improve their lives. I enjoy working with adults of all ages. I am fluent in English and Portuguese. As a client-centered and trauma-informed therapist, I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative space and a vehicle for change.
I utilize a variety of somatic techniques to help clients understand the connection of body and mind in overall wellness.
It is common for human beings who experience trauma and life stressors to feel like their lives are unraveling. My passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience and also improve their lives. I enjoy working with adults of all ages. I am fluent in English and Portuguese. As a client-centered and trauma-informed therapist, I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative space and a vehicle for change.
(708) 586-4811 View (708) 586-4811
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Mariana Lopez
Counselor, MA, LCPC, 200 RTY
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hola! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor from Chicago, Illinois who loves to work with young adults, adults, and families who are seeking a holistic and relational approach to mental health and overall well-being. I specialize in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and body-centered, mindfulness approaches. I provide bilingual, trauma-informed and culturally-responsive care for patients who struggle with complex and relational trauma, life transitions, grief, identity, and existential problems. I also provides support for post-traumatic growth, decolonization, integration, and self-embodiment.
Hola! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor from Chicago, Illinois who loves to work with young adults, adults, and families who are seeking a holistic and relational approach to mental health and overall well-being. I specialize in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and body-centered, mindfulness approaches. I provide bilingual, trauma-informed and culturally-responsive care for patients who struggle with complex and relational trauma, life transitions, grief, identity, and existential problems. I also provides support for post-traumatic growth, decolonization, integration, and self-embodiment.
(773) 974-9302 View (773) 974-9302
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Kenny Chubinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Modalities I draw from include attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, somatic approaches, as well as CBT, DBT, and ACT.
I am drawn to working with people who want to be more present in their lives–people striving, and perhaps struggling, to move toward connection and vulnerability with others (and oneself) and away from self-judgment and critique. I work with people college-age and older, and my areas of interest are anxiety, depression, life transitions, sleep disorders/insomnia, chronic health issues, relationships, dating, ADHD, and issues related to family-of-origin.
Modalities I draw from include attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, somatic approaches, as well as CBT, DBT, and ACT.
I am drawn to working with people who want to be more present in their lives–people striving, and perhaps struggling, to move toward connection and vulnerability with others (and oneself) and away from self-judgment and critique. I work with people college-age and older, and my areas of interest are anxiety, depression, life transitions, sleep disorders/insomnia, chronic health issues, relationships, dating, ADHD, and issues related to family-of-origin.
(312) 376-2057 View (312) 376-2057
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Louise Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC, CCTP, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607
Louise is dedicated to renewing lives and supporting the recovery of those struggling with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-worth and trauma. Louise strives to enhance an individual's quality of life and relationship with self, understanding that when met with adequate support, we can all find healing and fulfillment in life. Louise utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, including Insight Oriented Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Psycho-Education and EMDR Therapy.
Louise is dedicated to renewing lives and supporting the recovery of those struggling with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-worth and trauma. Louise strives to enhance an individual's quality of life and relationship with self, understanding that when met with adequate support, we can all find healing and fulfillment in life. Louise utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, including Insight Oriented Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Psycho-Education and EMDR Therapy.
(312) 564-4432 View (312) 564-4432
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Iggy V Ladden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, RYT
Not Verified Not Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Additionally my training as a social worker, RYT500 yoga teacher, and somatic meditation instructor influence who I am as a therapist and bring unique avenues for therapeutic exploration.
As a therapist and mental health advocate, I believe everyone deserves one hour a week completely dedicated to them and what's coming up in their life. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA struggles, or relational issues, I can offer you a nonjudgemental and engaging space to get to know yourself on a deeper level. Through a process of self-understanding and self-acceptance, we lay the groundwork for your desired life shifts.
Additionally my training as a social worker, RYT500 yoga teacher, and somatic meditation instructor influence who I am as a therapist and bring unique avenues for therapeutic exploration.
As a therapist and mental health advocate, I believe everyone deserves one hour a week completely dedicated to them and what's coming up in their life. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA struggles, or relational issues, I can offer you a nonjudgemental and engaging space to get to know yourself on a deeper level. Through a process of self-understanding and self-acceptance, we lay the groundwork for your desired life shifts.
(331) 442-4449 View (331) 442-4449
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Molly Moloney
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Somatic work is a great fit for folks with a history of trauma, those who struggle to set boundaries, who identify as “people pleasers”, who struggle with self-esteem/chronic shame, have difficulty regulating/connecting with their emotions, neurodiverse individuals, people exploring their identity, and those looking to explore/improve their sexual intimacy.
If you are someone who seeks to connect with your authentic yes and no, to feel at home in your skin, to trust your internal metric, and to get to the root of what is hurting, somatic therapy may be a good fit for you. I love working with folks who are interested in the deep work, getting out of their minds and into their bodies to reconnect with the innate healing capacity we all carry within us. Our body holds the story of everything that has ever happened to us, and together you and I can work to develop internal safety and connection so that you can own your story and write a new one for your future.
Somatic work is a great fit for folks with a history of trauma, those who struggle to set boundaries, who identify as “people pleasers”, who struggle with self-esteem/chronic shame, have difficulty regulating/connecting with their emotions, neurodiverse individuals, people exploring their identity, and those looking to explore/improve their sexual intimacy.
If you are someone who seeks to connect with your authentic yes and no, to feel at home in your skin, to trust your internal metric, and to get to the root of what is hurting, somatic therapy may be a good fit for you. I love working with folks who are interested in the deep work, getting out of their minds and into their bodies to reconnect with the innate healing capacity we all carry within us. Our body holds the story of everything that has ever happened to us, and together you and I can work to develop internal safety and connection so that you can own your story and write a new one for your future.
(872) 267-9995 View (872) 267-9995
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Amanda Zoloto
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Using a client-centered, body-neutral approach, I incorporate solutions-focused therapies, systems theories, IFS/Somatic Parts Work, and mindfulness and meditative techniques.
I love supporting my clients in discovering the brightest versions of themselves. I strive to be a grounding presence, offering strengths-based insight in a consistent, nurturing, and nourishing space where you can stretch, grow, and thrive. My trauma-informed clinical work also names the heavy impact of the systems at play in our lives - racism, white supremacy, colonization, capitalism, patriarchy, anti-queerness, anti-fatness and ableism must be acknowledged as complex and enduring influences on our institutions and therefore on our individual and collective healing.
Using a client-centered, body-neutral approach, I incorporate solutions-focused therapies, systems theories, IFS/Somatic Parts Work, and mindfulness and meditative techniques.
I love supporting my clients in discovering the brightest versions of themselves. I strive to be a grounding presence, offering strengths-based insight in a consistent, nurturing, and nourishing space where you can stretch, grow, and thrive. My trauma-informed clinical work also names the heavy impact of the systems at play in our lives - racism, white supremacy, colonization, capitalism, patriarchy, anti-queerness, anti-fatness and ableism must be acknowledged as complex and enduring influences on our institutions and therefore on our individual and collective healing.
(708) 261-0491 View (708) 261-0491
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Stephanie Rotman
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RYT, TIYT, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer customized somatic therapy practices like yoga therapy and mindfulness to help you unravel the knots of tension in your mind and body.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the increasing demands of work and personal life, constantly battling anxiety, exhaustion, and burnout? Do you want to make a change, but you’re not sure where to start? I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, and we shouldn't wait until things become unmanageable to get support. My therapeutic approach combines processing with skill-building. We will seek to understand past and present difficulties and the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, relationships, and lifestyle factors contributing to these difficulties. I will also provide you with practical tools to help you not only heal but thrive.
In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer customized somatic therapy practices like yoga therapy and mindfulness to help you unravel the knots of tension in your mind and body.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the increasing demands of work and personal life, constantly battling anxiety, exhaustion, and burnout? Do you want to make a change, but you’re not sure where to start? I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, and we shouldn't wait until things become unmanageable to get support. My therapeutic approach combines processing with skill-building. We will seek to understand past and present difficulties and the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, relationships, and lifestyle factors contributing to these difficulties. I will also provide you with practical tools to help you not only heal but thrive.
(872) 278-5641 View (872) 278-5641
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.