Somatic Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Asha Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, RYT-200
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
Are you tired of traditional psychotherapy and feel like its not helping any more? Do you feel the current forms of treatment are not enough? Dealing with stress, anxiety, and overly sensitive to others? Body pain and somatic concerns? Feeling disconnected? Not grounded? Financial issues? Relationship issues? Its time to come into balance! Time to reconnect with SELF!!
Are you tired of traditional psychotherapy and feel like its not helping any more? Do you feel the current forms of treatment are not enough? Dealing with stress, anxiety, and overly sensitive to others? Body pain and somatic concerns? Feeling disconnected? Not grounded? Financial issues? Relationship issues? Its time to come into balance! Time to reconnect with SELF!!
(704) 703-7278 View (704) 703-7278
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Hayley Dodd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, YTT-200, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216
She also assists clients in learning practical tools to cope with day-to-day stressors via mindfulness, somatic, C.
Hayley Dodd is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience working with teenagers and adults in both private and non-profit sectors of the mental health field. She specializes in working with clients coping with trauma, issues of loss and change, anxiety, depression, and the essential human tasks of: self-development, growth in relationships, and discovering meaning and purpose.
She also assists clients in learning practical tools to cope with day-to-day stressors via mindfulness, somatic, C.
Hayley Dodd is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience working with teenagers and adults in both private and non-profit sectors of the mental health field. She specializes in working with clients coping with trauma, issues of loss and change, anxiety, depression, and the essential human tasks of: self-development, growth in relationships, and discovering meaning and purpose.
(804) 361-6769 View (804) 361-6769
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Clare Battle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
My modalities include: Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Jungian/Depth Psychology, Yogic Philosophy, Mindfulness and Meditation.
Do you feel stuck or lost much of the time, but also have an innate ability to recognize that you want and deserve more out of life, out of your relationships, perhaps more out of yourself? Do you want to participate in a deep dive of possible unconscious material that may be holding you back? Being able to open up about these vulnerabilities is challenging and involves deep exploration into the psyche. My intention is to create a safe, accepting container so you are able to explore all parts of yourself, welcome them and integrate them into your life.
My modalities include: Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Jungian/Depth Psychology, Yogic Philosophy, Mindfulness and Meditation.
Do you feel stuck or lost much of the time, but also have an innate ability to recognize that you want and deserve more out of life, out of your relationships, perhaps more out of yourself? Do you want to participate in a deep dive of possible unconscious material that may be holding you back? Being able to open up about these vulnerabilities is challenging and involves deep exploration into the psyche. My intention is to create a safe, accepting container so you are able to explore all parts of yourself, welcome them and integrate them into your life.
(480) 618-1784 View (480) 618-1784
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Erica Lima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I specialize in somatic (body) therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS therapy) that allow you explore, process, and feel at a deep embodied level.
On the outside you have it all together, and it seems like no one knows you're struggling. But on the inside, you feel overwhelmed, detached, stuck, burnout, stressed and depleted. It takes tremendous courage to start letting someone else in. I value your trust and start by actively listening to what it feels like for you on the inside. We will explore the different parts of you longing to be heard and seen, and will also support you learning to trust your own wisdom and the ways your body may have been communicating with you all along. Whatever may be the reason for disconnection from yourself, there's always a way back.
I specialize in somatic (body) therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS therapy) that allow you explore, process, and feel at a deep embodied level.
On the outside you have it all together, and it seems like no one knows you're struggling. But on the inside, you feel overwhelmed, detached, stuck, burnout, stressed and depleted. It takes tremendous courage to start letting someone else in. I value your trust and start by actively listening to what it feels like for you on the inside. We will explore the different parts of you longing to be heard and seen, and will also support you learning to trust your own wisdom and the ways your body may have been communicating with you all along. Whatever may be the reason for disconnection from yourself, there's always a way back.
(562) 526-0013 View (562) 526-0013
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Rachel Phillips Tenny
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
I help clients process their trauma, anxiety/depression, and relationship with food and body through somatic therapy.
My practice as a clinician focuses on eating disorders/disordered eating, perinatal mental health, and helping individuals who identify as "highly sensitive." Clients typically come to me wanting to heal their relationship with food and their body and understand their sensitivities to overstimulation and anxiety. I help my clients begin to notice the ways in which their past experiences impact their current experience of safety and dysregulation.
I help clients process their trauma, anxiety/depression, and relationship with food and body through somatic therapy.
My practice as a clinician focuses on eating disorders/disordered eating, perinatal mental health, and helping individuals who identify as "highly sensitive." Clients typically come to me wanting to heal their relationship with food and their body and understand their sensitivities to overstimulation and anxiety. I help my clients begin to notice the ways in which their past experiences impact their current experience of safety and dysregulation.
(704) 644-0991 View (704) 644-0991
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Karen Rogich
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, MAC, MEd
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Karen Rogich is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate practicing in the heart of Charlotte, NC. Karen’s therapeutic approach is grounded in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy, which is insight-oriented. This model explores how our early life experiences relate to current life functioning and relationships to offer choices for change. In her practice, therapy is tailored to each individual. Karen utilizes an integrative model incorporating somatic work, trauma-informed therapy, EMDR, health and nutrition, to help clients make lasting changes for meaningful life. Karen enjoys working with adults and couples.
Karen Rogich is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate practicing in the heart of Charlotte, NC. Karen’s therapeutic approach is grounded in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy, which is insight-oriented. This model explores how our early life experiences relate to current life functioning and relationships to offer choices for change. In her practice, therapy is tailored to each individual. Karen utilizes an integrative model incorporating somatic work, trauma-informed therapy, EMDR, health and nutrition, to help clients make lasting changes for meaningful life. Karen enjoys working with adults and couples.
(704) 666-8823 View (704) 666-8823
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Callieann Munson
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA, ERYT200
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Together, we'll walk this healing journey, one step at a time. I'm dedicated to providing trauma-informed care for men, women, and young adults with mindfulness-based approaches that address the whole person. Each individual has unique treatment needs and goals, so we'll work closely on where you want to go- while integrating various therapeutic approaches via evidence-based methods with wellness interventions. This can look like, but not limited to, working with the body via somatic exploration, classic CBT, values work through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, all with a solution-focused lens.
Together, we'll walk this healing journey, one step at a time. I'm dedicated to providing trauma-informed care for men, women, and young adults with mindfulness-based approaches that address the whole person. Each individual has unique treatment needs and goals, so we'll work closely on where you want to go- while integrating various therapeutic approaches via evidence-based methods with wellness interventions. This can look like, but not limited to, working with the body via somatic exploration, classic CBT, values work through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, all with a solution-focused lens.
(704) 610-3269 View (704) 610-3269
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Leia Charnin
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
We will do that through affirming, inclusive, and science-backed strategies, such as somatic experiencing, exposure therapy, and honing your values-based choices.
You're over it. Feeling sad and heartbroken about what you've endured in life. You don't want to continue struggling to get through the day. Your nervous system feels like it's in survival mode to cope and it's affecting your relationships, self-worth, and work. It's time for that black cloud over your head to stop controlling you. Whether you're struggling with identity, sexuality, relational trauma, grief, anxiety, or burnout, you have options to grow beyond this quicksand keeping you stuck.
We will do that through affirming, inclusive, and science-backed strategies, such as somatic experiencing, exposure therapy, and honing your values-based choices.
You're over it. Feeling sad and heartbroken about what you've endured in life. You don't want to continue struggling to get through the day. Your nervous system feels like it's in survival mode to cope and it's affecting your relationships, self-worth, and work. It's time for that black cloud over your head to stop controlling you. Whether you're struggling with identity, sexuality, relational trauma, grief, anxiety, or burnout, you have options to grow beyond this quicksand keeping you stuck.
(980) 280-1324 View (980) 280-1324
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Brittany Fuller
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
I utilize DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, and Somatic Experiencing to help you explore your past experiences and how they have shaped your identity while helping you build coping skills.
You're feeling depressed, anxious, and uncertain. Maybe it feels like your reality has completely changed and you're unsure of who you are and how to move forward. Maybe you have had a recent trauma and are feeling isolated with your own experiences and feelings of shame and self blame. You have been using unhealthy coping strategies such as social withdrawal, disordered eating, and oversleeping to cope with the pain you're feeling but it's no longer cutting it. You need a space to feel validated, understood, and to sort through your own life story. You want to feel a sense of calm and relief from your own emotional distress.
I utilize DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, and Somatic Experiencing to help you explore your past experiences and how they have shaped your identity while helping you build coping skills.
You're feeling depressed, anxious, and uncertain. Maybe it feels like your reality has completely changed and you're unsure of who you are and how to move forward. Maybe you have had a recent trauma and are feeling isolated with your own experiences and feelings of shame and self blame. You have been using unhealthy coping strategies such as social withdrawal, disordered eating, and oversleeping to cope with the pain you're feeling but it's no longer cutting it. You need a space to feel validated, understood, and to sort through your own life story. You want to feel a sense of calm and relief from your own emotional distress.
(704) 610-7786 View (704) 610-7786
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Ariell Murcko
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28212
Somatic (body-centered) therapy is an action-based therapy designed to remove blocks, build relationship with the body, shed negative experiences, and connect to your inner self.
Is it this hard for everyone? Am I just a bad mom? You are navigating parenthood or pregnancy, building a family without dysfunction, working on your relationship after bedtime, trying boundaries but still saying yes too much, and trying to figure who you are before all the hard things happened. You feel exhausted and burnt out but still give to everyone. Maybe you give so much you wonder who the heck you are or what you want? What if you could move through life from a place of true inside confidence? Tantrums and loud noises don't make your skin crawl. You are mothering yourself, while being a mother, and not repeating patterns.
Somatic (body-centered) therapy is an action-based therapy designed to remove blocks, build relationship with the body, shed negative experiences, and connect to your inner self.
Is it this hard for everyone? Am I just a bad mom? You are navigating parenthood or pregnancy, building a family without dysfunction, working on your relationship after bedtime, trying boundaries but still saying yes too much, and trying to figure who you are before all the hard things happened. You feel exhausted and burnt out but still give to everyone. Maybe you give so much you wonder who the heck you are or what you want? What if you could move through life from a place of true inside confidence? Tantrums and loud noises don't make your skin crawl. You are mothering yourself, while being a mother, and not repeating patterns.
(704) 286-5951 View (704) 286-5951
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Jennifer Kolb
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, SEP, RYT-500
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I guide clients in accessing their innate capacity towards self-regulation and healing. I provide counseling for adults who are dealing with concerns including anxiety and depression, self-esteem and identity issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship stress. My practice is trauma-informed, solution-focused, and strength-based. I rely on evidence-based methods in my work with clients.
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I guide clients in accessing their innate capacity towards self-regulation and healing. I provide counseling for adults who are dealing with concerns including anxiety and depression, self-esteem and identity issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship stress. My practice is trauma-informed, solution-focused, and strength-based. I rely on evidence-based methods in my work with clients.
(704) 879-3064 View (704) 879-3064
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Leslie K. Maitri Canniff
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC , LCAS , CHT
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28287
Her specialty is Somatic Psychotherapy, and she is interested in helping her clients to heal traumatic memory including childhood trauma.
Leslie is skilled in creating a safe space for her clients to compassionately connect with themselves, including the parts that may be confused and hurting. She is a holistic psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with adults in both clinical hospital settings and private psychotherapy practice. Clients describe Leslie as deeply empathic, intuitive, and non-judgmental. Therapy with Leslie can be healing as the client is offered the chance to safely be with challenging experiences so what hurts and needs attention is heard, validated, and transformed. Whatever the client’s goals are for therapy is Leslie’s focus.
Her specialty is Somatic Psychotherapy, and she is interested in helping her clients to heal traumatic memory including childhood trauma.
Leslie is skilled in creating a safe space for her clients to compassionately connect with themselves, including the parts that may be confused and hurting. She is a holistic psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience working with adults in both clinical hospital settings and private psychotherapy practice. Clients describe Leslie as deeply empathic, intuitive, and non-judgmental. Therapy with Leslie can be healing as the client is offered the chance to safely be with challenging experiences so what hurts and needs attention is heard, validated, and transformed. Whatever the client’s goals are for therapy is Leslie’s focus.
(704) 387-5677 View (704) 387-5677
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Sherry Lyerly-Tarner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, RT, RYT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
This may include traditional therapeutic techniques as well as experiential therapies, equine-assisted psychotherapy, mindfulness, yoga therapy, somatic approaches, and expressive arts.
Therapy is a healing and transformative process, and it takes courage to seek help with the issues often brought to counseling. I believe healing involves looking at the whole person, and it is important to me to provide a safe environment for my clients where they can explore their challenges without judgment, and share with honesty and openness. I work with children, adolescents, teens & adults who want to become their best selves! Many are seeking greater self-awareness & guidance on their path, & many struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, body image, relationships, family stress & life transitions.
This may include traditional therapeutic techniques as well as experiential therapies, equine-assisted psychotherapy, mindfulness, yoga therapy, somatic approaches, and expressive arts.
Therapy is a healing and transformative process, and it takes courage to seek help with the issues often brought to counseling. I believe healing involves looking at the whole person, and it is important to me to provide a safe environment for my clients where they can explore their challenges without judgment, and share with honesty and openness. I work with children, adolescents, teens & adults who want to become their best selves! Many are seeking greater self-awareness & guidance on their path, & many struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, body image, relationships, family stress & life transitions.
(980) 404-2348 View (980) 404-2348
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Sarah Gootee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273
Waitlist for new clients
I integrate experiential and somatic interventions to increase the mind/body connection.
I am an experiential therapist who supports folks struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, self-criticism, burnout, and emptiness from years of minimizing their own needs as they lovingly care for others. Life doesn’t have to feel like you are constantly battling to change who you are- left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, isolated and alone. Instead, I partner with my clients to embrace who they are and what they need with compassion and witness their already complete wholeness.
I integrate experiential and somatic interventions to increase the mind/body connection.
I am an experiential therapist who supports folks struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, self-criticism, burnout, and emptiness from years of minimizing their own needs as they lovingly care for others. Life doesn’t have to feel like you are constantly battling to change who you are- left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, isolated and alone. Instead, I partner with my clients to embrace who they are and what they need with compassion and witness their already complete wholeness.
(704) 502-9397 View (704) 502-9397
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Kathleen Marie Monforton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
All of my work is informed by concepts in improv and somatic therapies.
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
All of my work is informed by concepts in improv and somatic therapies.
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
(704) 842-9247 View (704) 842-9247
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Margaret E Wyche
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have also completed three years of training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) which is a body-awareness approach to trauma. Dr. Peter Levine realized that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. SE supports our bodies to access our body's innate wisdom and apply it to healing and resolving the effects of trauma. What I love most about my work is being allowed on the journey with individuals and families as they grow and heal emotionally and spiritually.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have also completed three years of training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) which is a body-awareness approach to trauma. Dr. Peter Levine realized that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. SE supports our bodies to access our body's innate wisdom and apply it to healing and resolving the effects of trauma. What I love most about my work is being allowed on the journey with individuals and families as they grow and heal emotionally and spiritually.
(704) 807-3635 View (704) 807-3635
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Natalie Inez Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA, SEP
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
My name is Natalie Smith, MFA, LSW, LCSW, SEP and I specialize in treating the impact and effects of trauma through evidence-based tools such as Somatic Experiencing( SE) , Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT) , EMDR.
Do you feel like trauma has hijacked your life? Are you experiencing depressive episodes/sadness, anxieties, negative thought patterns and relationship dynamics that tend towards being reactive? People that work with me learn how to understand the impact and effects of trauma and grow their resiliency muscle. Its time to stop hiding wounds you can’t name and skipping out on many possibilities in your life because of internal fears, waning drive and a sense of inner defeat. I can help.
My name is Natalie Smith, MFA, LSW, LCSW, SEP and I specialize in treating the impact and effects of trauma through evidence-based tools such as Somatic Experiencing( SE) , Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT) , EMDR.
Do you feel like trauma has hijacked your life? Are you experiencing depressive episodes/sadness, anxieties, negative thought patterns and relationship dynamics that tend towards being reactive? People that work with me learn how to understand the impact and effects of trauma and grow their resiliency muscle. Its time to stop hiding wounds you can’t name and skipping out on many possibilities in your life because of internal fears, waning drive and a sense of inner defeat. I can help.
(704) 459-7787 View (704) 459-7787
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Melissa Elder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I have a speciality practice, Deeper Roots Therapy, focused on somatic therapy for trauma, binge eating disorder, compulsive over-eating and bulimia, along with co-occurring issues of anxiety, depression and interpersonal relationships. I utilize a non-diet, Intuitive Eating approach and have extensive training and experience in mindfulness, trauma therapy and somatic experiencing. Prior to my private practice, I was supervisor of an outpatient eating disorder program in Connecticut. I am also a faculty member of the Embodied Recovery Institute, a somatic therapy training program.
I have a speciality practice, Deeper Roots Therapy, focused on somatic therapy for trauma, binge eating disorder, compulsive over-eating and bulimia, along with co-occurring issues of anxiety, depression and interpersonal relationships. I utilize a non-diet, Intuitive Eating approach and have extensive training and experience in mindfulness, trauma therapy and somatic experiencing. Prior to my private practice, I was supervisor of an outpatient eating disorder program in Connecticut. I am also a faculty member of the Embodied Recovery Institute, a somatic therapy training program.
(980) 404-2198 View (980) 404-2198
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Karen M Quigley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCPC, PCC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
I utilize process-oriented somatic work that connects you to your natural healing abilities to resolve your challenges.
True Form Coaching & Counseling is customized high-quality skillful consultation, life coaching, and counseling services. Do you feel stressed, tired, stuck, frustrated, and ready to make some changes? I can help you develop healthy coping skills, better boundaries, learn to manage your emotions, and improve your relationships. Together we help you clarify what's really important to you and help you achieve your goals. We collaborate to help eliminate the unpleasant symptoms you're experiencing and create a fulfilling and purposeful life. Being authentically yourself, aligned with your purpose is what it means to live in True Form.
I utilize process-oriented somatic work that connects you to your natural healing abilities to resolve your challenges.
True Form Coaching & Counseling is customized high-quality skillful consultation, life coaching, and counseling services. Do you feel stressed, tired, stuck, frustrated, and ready to make some changes? I can help you develop healthy coping skills, better boundaries, learn to manage your emotions, and improve your relationships. Together we help you clarify what's really important to you and help you achieve your goals. We collaborate to help eliminate the unpleasant symptoms you're experiencing and create a fulfilling and purposeful life. Being authentically yourself, aligned with your purpose is what it means to live in True Form.
(704) 228-4539 View (704) 228-4539
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Debbie Gregor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RN, RCST
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
As a transpersonal somatic psychotherapist, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, SoulCollage facilitator and holistic nurse, mother, wife, daughter, empty nester and fellow traveler, I help people develop the tools and skills for inner awareness and embodiment so they can live in this world with joy and an increasing capacity for love.
My joy is supporting others in coming back to themselves and ultimately to their connection with others and with the divine. Whether exploring the patterns developed during our conception, birth or early life, or connecting with the body’s wisdom, there is a way we can be with what is happening that allows us to integrate what is most essential. Slowing down, finding your rhythm, tuning in to what you are needing and wanting for yourself, being curious…some sessions are deeply restorative, some profound or surprising, some simply provide the necessary structure for living fully in this 3-D world.
As a transpersonal somatic psychotherapist, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, SoulCollage facilitator and holistic nurse, mother, wife, daughter, empty nester and fellow traveler, I help people develop the tools and skills for inner awareness and embodiment so they can live in this world with joy and an increasing capacity for love.
My joy is supporting others in coming back to themselves and ultimately to their connection with others and with the divine. Whether exploring the patterns developed during our conception, birth or early life, or connecting with the body’s wisdom, there is a way we can be with what is happening that allows us to integrate what is most essential. Slowing down, finding your rhythm, tuning in to what you are needing and wanting for yourself, being curious…some sessions are deeply restorative, some profound or surprising, some simply provide the necessary structure for living fully in this 3-D world.
(980) 272-5117 View (980) 272-5117

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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.