Somatic Therapists in Falls Church, VA

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Barra Kahn
MA, ACCEP
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
We work on psychological issues through traditional talk therapy PLUS somatic work.
What if everything we’ve been taught about life is a myth? What if the traditional formula for health and happiness doesn’t pertain to you? Are those rules about fitting into someone else’s version of what life should be? Do those rules inspire you, or do they keep your life - and your dreams - small? Solving problems in your head is an old-school and outdated strategy. Accessing the wisdom of the body is the new paradigm. At Next Generation Core, we will dig deeper to build a growth mindset.
(571) 778-3013
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Falls Church, VA 22044
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Jessica Valner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Cognitive-behavioral, emotionally focused, narrative and somatic therapy offer helpful tools, as do sex therapy and hypnosis.
We are convinced we have a problem. We're focused on it, worried about it, and it often feels like it defines us. These problems tend to show up or worsen during life and relationship transitions. Attending to what isn't working, as well as being intentional about addressing these problems, is necessary for change. Easily overlooked though, are the jewels - the opportunities hiding behind those problems. Psychotherapy provides a safe space for growth opportunities - offering compassion to those parts of ourselves we don't like or shame us, while allowing for the fluidity, flexibility and movement required for transformations.
(703) 997-7523 x3
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Kristen Killie
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, R-LPC, QMHP-T
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I lead with a humanistic approach, while often integrating elements from somatic therapy, DBT, and internal family systems.
I deeply understand the variety of challenges that can occur throughout our lives and am devoted to supporting you through your personal obstacles. My goal is to create a warm, welcoming and safe environment where you’re free to express yourself and work toward your individual growth. Through my personal and academic experiences, I’ve developed skills that will help support you along your journey. I’m dedicated to helping you improve your overall mental wellness by working alongside you toward rediscovering your core strengths. Together, we can unlock your true potential so you can live the life you want and deserve!
(571) 556-4902
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Falls Church, VA 22044
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Karen Brandt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use cognitive (thought-focused), somatic (body-focused), emotion-focused, and psychodynamic approaches to promote more effective and satisfying ways of coping with life's challenges.
I am committed to helping people find relief and greater happiness. Twenty five years of experience as a psychotherapist confirms my belief in the power of understanding and the possibility of change. The fear of change can become the excitement of discovery; avoidance and running away can transform into assertiveness; holding back can give way to reaching out; confusion can crystallize into clarity and confidence; emotional pain can transform into patience and wisdom. Together, we can work to help you find the solutions and fulfillment you seek.
(703) 596-1454
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Bella Sementsova Sterling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP, MA
Verified
Verified
The focus of my work with clients is re-tuning one's somatic , relational, behavioral and cognitive patterns to health. Adverse childhood and life experiences often create survival strategies that keep us isolated from others, disconnected from our own feelings, frustrated and hopeless. I combine Somatic Experiencing approach, trauma expertise, Depth and psychoanalytic perspectives to help clients connect to their authentic selves and embrace a journey toward healing.
(571) 489-0750
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Brian J. Douville
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a level 2 Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and am also trained in Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) and in the IFS method with couples, Intimacy From The Inside Out (IFIO). My approach to treatment is positive, strength-based and collaborative. Working in the psychotherapy field for over 30 years has taught me that the wisdom and capacity to heal lies within each of us, but we often need guidance in learning new tools and coping strategies in order to access this self-healing. I offer my clients new methods for allowing the natural ability of the mind and body to heal itself.
(571) 200-2206
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Falls Church, VA 22044
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Allison Hahn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work through a relational lens using understandings derived from relational theory, Internal Family Systems as well as somatic understanding.
Emotional suffering, while it can be scary and challenging, usually represents an enormous opportunity for growth. Embarking on psychotherapy represents an important step towards that growth. Although this process may seem daunting, psychotherapy represents a unique opportunity to learn about yourself, your relationships and your history and their impact on your life. We will work with the here-and-now experience to more deeply understand your relational patterns and their origins. Working through your unique experiences and patterns, will generate self-acceptance, compassion, greater insight and clarity and help you navigate life and relationships with greater authenticity, integrity and wisdom.
(703) 957-7453
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Orit Paytan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Some of these modalities include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy ( somatic work), Parts Work, and relational strengths based therapies.
I work extensively with those who suffer from childhood traumas, anxiety and depression, and low self-worth. My warm, non-judgmental, and personal approach to the issues you bring forward will support you in developing your own resources and resilience in facing life's challenges. My work often integrates spoken dialogue; physical movement; bodily sensations; and mindfulness; to explore the nature of your current obstacles and to find effective ways to move into a new meaningful future.
(703) 935-2547
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Falls Church, VA 22044
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Tamar Ares
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My approach is warm, respectful, and collaborative, and, although I use an integrative approach attuned to your needs, the theories I’m heavily influenced by are psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy.
As a therapist I support client’s growth, self-knowing, and self-empowerment. I work with clients dealing with a history of complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and gender identity exploration. I also work with distressed couples struggling with intimacy and communication. I have an interest in facilitating a more loving relationship within self and between people in relationship.
(703) 782-8662
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Falls Church, VA 22042
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Ioana Marcus
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, GEP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
My approaches will be based on my client's needs, and include Gestalt & somatic psychotherapy, trauma-focused equine facilitated psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
My practice is founded on creating a safe space for you to work on your most authentic, whole and healthy self. My work with you is focused not only on understanding your past experiences, whether family, relationships, traumas or mental health concerns that have been hindering your growth, but also supporting you to step into your life NOW. I will support you and walk the walk with you. We will explore how to fully live and thrive in the present, grow to your fullest potential, way beyond what you imagine for yourself.
(703) 997-6804
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Falls Church, VA 22040
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Michael Glen Keith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use both short term and longer term psychotherapy in order to provide more choice for my clients. My clients are adults of any age. I work primarily with depression and anxiety, especially people going through stressful transitions. I focus on good relationships within groups and within individuals. When someone comes to see me they can expect that I will listen to what they want to work on and then work together to find solutions.
(571) 556-8149
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Falls Church, VA 22043
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Sydney Smedley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
Through person-centered and psychoanalytic approaches, my goal is to explore with you how your past experiences may be impacting your current life challenges. Through our work together, I hope to contribute to resolving unfinished conflict while strengthening individual’s innate tools and resources.
(571) 290-2404
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Falls Church, VA 22044
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Anna Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping individuals live a lighter, more authentic and fulfilling life. My sessions highlight the importance of learning tools and strategies to regulate the nervous system in response to stress. Through tapping into the body’s natural healing processes, you will identify which key skills work for you and begin to create a life worth living.
(571) 423-0959
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Michael Baly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Baly is a clinical psychologist who works with individuals and families experiencing a range of issues. He specializes in treating acute and complex trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, self-harm and suicide, addictive behaviors, relationship issues, and major life transitions. Dr. Baly received a B.A. from Harvard and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. He has trained at several nationally recognized institutions, including the Institute of Living, Johns Hopkins, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is passionate about helping people cope with present day stressors and issues stemming from past trauma.
(571) 554-2120
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Emily Dowling
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, MS, LR-MFT
Verified
Verified
So much can get in the way of feeling close to those we love, and sometimes even block us from loving ourselves. Pain and loneliness leave us feeling like we don't have much left to give. Echoes of past trauma can come alive when we least expect them. Distress in our relationships impacts our ability to handle whatever else life throws our way. But when our most important relationships are steady and secure, they can be an amazing source of safety, strength, and healing - I can help your relationships be that source.
(571) 366-3753
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Isabel B Kirk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, IFS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you are facing a crisis or difficult time, are tired of being in pain, not find what you want or need, don't know what to do with your partner, child, boss...situation, or simply want to improve your life, contact me. I will help you change your life! I work with depression & anxiety, trauma, relationships therapy (dating, marriage & couples counseling, intimacy problems), eating disorders & body image and healthy eating, maternity and postpartum, parenting and attachment, and grief due to break-ups, perinatal loss, and divorce. I am also devoted to the field of positive psychology and support people during common life transitions.
(703) 468-8650
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Jennifer Trainor
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, K-12 Counselor and Education Specialist. Working together, we are able to create experiential plans and varied, flexible routines that are specifically tailored to your needs and goals; whilst also navigating through topics and issues such as: Grief, Loss, Life Transitions, Post-Traumatic Growth, Trauma, Self-Care/Self-Love, LGBTQIA+, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Conflicts, School Concerns, Career Exploration + more. Using a myriad of cutting edge, evidence based treatments, we reduce internalizing (i.e. depression/anxiety) and externalizing (substance abuse/acting out) challenges.
(571) 616-9640
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Marketa Campbell
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with adults and young adults. I use short and long-term therapeutic approaches. If you are a person who is working through trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, compulsions, or destructive relationship patterns; if you want to improve your well-being; whether this is a uniquely challenging time; or you are simply ready to take your life in a new direction, I am eager to help you achieve your goals.
(571) 556-5989
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Kelsey Myers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
At Curo we are passionate about working with thoughtful clients who are motivated to create lives of flourishing. I specialize in helping my clients understand their stories from all angles. We will engage your individual meaning making, explore your neurobiological experience, engage your relational dynamics, and bring all of that together to give you a sense of fully integrated healing.
(571) 462-2256
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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Magaly Schaeffer, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, LPC, SPANISH, VA & DC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you tend to get easily triggered by your past negative experiences and live in constant anxiety/depression without being able to control your emotions, you might suffer from trauma. If you are depressed, arguing with your partner all the time, feeling trapped, disconnected, misunderstood, and sad. And, If your relationship is no longer working, and you think that perhaps the only solution is separation, there is hope and help for it. Using Imago Therapy, EMDR, and Sensorimotor Therapy, clients can process, overcome and integrate all these issues and live a happy and fulfilled life.
(703) 468-8687
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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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.