Somatic Therapists in Bellingham, WA

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Photo of Jonathan Barry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bellingham, WA
Jonathan Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
I offer a holistic approach to therapy drawing on EMDR, Organic Intelligence, Relational-Cultural Therapy, and somatic therapies.
Throughout the 17 years I have been a therapist, I continually grow in my love for this work. I am in awe of the profound healing nature that each of us carry. My hope is that our work together supports you in remembering your wholeness. Whether it’s couples counseling or individual therapy you are looking for, my hope is to create an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment to promote your personal goals and healing.
I offer a holistic approach to therapy drawing on EMDR, Organic Intelligence, Relational-Cultural Therapy, and somatic therapies.
Throughout the 17 years I have been a therapist, I continually grow in my love for this work. I am in awe of the profound healing nature that each of us carry. My hope is that our work together supports you in remembering your wholeness. Whether it’s couples counseling or individual therapy you are looking for, my hope is to create an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment to promote your personal goals and healing.
(360) 800-2256 View (360) 800-2256
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Vanessa Herzog
Counselor, LMHC, CAAP, BP
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Through somatic therapy one can learn how the mind-body forms and interacts with specific environments. It is from this place that a vast amount of untapped resources can be found and the innate wisdom of the body resides. Allow me to support you in connecting to this place within yourself and disentangling from your habits and barriers to live a fuller life. We will work together to analyze and change old patterns to form new habits. I am certified in animal-assisted therapy and work with a variety of furry co-therapists. I am kink-positive and work with consensual non-monogamy. I look forward to supporting your journey!
Through somatic therapy one can learn how the mind-body forms and interacts with specific environments. It is from this place that a vast amount of untapped resources can be found and the innate wisdom of the body resides. Allow me to support you in connecting to this place within yourself and disentangling from your habits and barriers to live a fuller life. We will work together to analyze and change old patterns to form new habits. I am certified in animal-assisted therapy and work with a variety of furry co-therapists. I am kink-positive and work with consensual non-monogamy. I look forward to supporting your journey!
(720) 809-8196 View (720) 809-8196
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Danielle Morgan
Counselor, MSc, MA, LMHC
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
My orientation is somatic psychotherapy, depth psychology, attachment focused mindfulness based therapy and EMDR.
I specialize in facilitating the transformation of acute, complex and developmental trauma through honing and honoring intuition and connection with body, mind and spirit. The way back from emotional overwhelm occurs through reconnecting to our vital self, community and awakening or deepening our connection with the more than human world. Together we will work to identify the root causes of negative behaviors and beliefs, while learning to regulate the nervous system and rewire the brain for maximum vitality and coherence.
My orientation is somatic psychotherapy, depth psychology, attachment focused mindfulness based therapy and EMDR.
I specialize in facilitating the transformation of acute, complex and developmental trauma through honing and honoring intuition and connection with body, mind and spirit. The way back from emotional overwhelm occurs through reconnecting to our vital self, community and awakening or deepening our connection with the more than human world. Together we will work to identify the root causes of negative behaviors and beliefs, while learning to regulate the nervous system and rewire the brain for maximum vitality and coherence.
(360) 230-5783 View (360) 230-5783
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Elizabeth Thomson
MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
I draw on Eco-therapy/Eco-psychology, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Organic Intelligence, Attachment Theory, and Somatic Experiencing.
Welcome! I believe that healing is possible no matter what your experience has been. I am passionate about supporting my clients in resolving the heart of what brings them to therapy. I am honored to work closely with couples navigating patterns of conflict and individuals experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma. I have a broad spiritual perspective and enjoy assisting clients in discovering more ease, satisfaction, and purpose on their path. Whether you've lost a loved one, are struggling with high levels of stress, or are searching for direction in life, all parts of you are welcome here.
I draw on Eco-therapy/Eco-psychology, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Organic Intelligence, Attachment Theory, and Somatic Experiencing.
Welcome! I believe that healing is possible no matter what your experience has been. I am passionate about supporting my clients in resolving the heart of what brings them to therapy. I am honored to work closely with couples navigating patterns of conflict and individuals experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma. I have a broad spiritual perspective and enjoy assisting clients in discovering more ease, satisfaction, and purpose on their path. Whether you've lost a loved one, are struggling with high levels of stress, or are searching for direction in life, all parts of you are welcome here.
(360) 523-7711 View (360) 523-7711
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Victoria Lopez
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMT
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
I also bring a strong somatic focus to my work, with an extensive background in licensed massage therapy.
Seeking help says a lot about you - that you value your life, your health, and relationships. Perhaps you want to beat depression, manage anxiety, create change in your relationships, or find meaningful work. Or maybe you are suffering a loss, have relocated, or are struggling with chronic health issues. I have a deep passion for counseling, for supporting you in your courageous steps toward fulfillment and well being.
I also bring a strong somatic focus to my work, with an extensive background in licensed massage therapy.
Seeking help says a lot about you - that you value your life, your health, and relationships. Perhaps you want to beat depression, manage anxiety, create change in your relationships, or find meaningful work. Or maybe you are suffering a loss, have relocated, or are struggling with chronic health issues. I have a deep passion for counseling, for supporting you in your courageous steps toward fulfillment and well being.
(206) 966-6663 View (206) 966-6663
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Brittney Jones
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, RYT-200
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use yoga, cognitive approaches, creative expression, somatic techniques, & mindfulness to support healing & growth.
Trauma & abuse can cause us to feel isolated, out-of-control, and lost in our own lives. The resultant suffering & mental illnesses significantly disrupt our relationships, life satisfaction, and sense of self. These painful experiences can cause a disconnect between the four aspects of our being – mind, body, emotion, and spirit. Therapy offers a space in which you can understand this disconnection, re-story your experience, reintegrate these parts of yourself, and heal. In our work together, we will honor your experiences and help you find what you need to live a more authentic, empowered, and enriching life.
I use yoga, cognitive approaches, creative expression, somatic techniques, & mindfulness to support healing & growth.
Trauma & abuse can cause us to feel isolated, out-of-control, and lost in our own lives. The resultant suffering & mental illnesses significantly disrupt our relationships, life satisfaction, and sense of self. These painful experiences can cause a disconnect between the four aspects of our being – mind, body, emotion, and spirit. Therapy offers a space in which you can understand this disconnection, re-story your experience, reintegrate these parts of yourself, and heal. In our work together, we will honor your experiences and help you find what you need to live a more authentic, empowered, and enriching life.
(360) 472-4243 View (360) 472-4243
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Caitlin Cavanaugh
Mental Health Counselor, MA
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
My offerings include mindfulness practice, somatic interventions to aid nervous system regulation, assisting client-created ceremony and ritual work, and Lifespan Integration.
Accepting new clients! What if it was easier to access joy and play? What if you regularly felt connected to other humans? What if your work felt meaningful? What if you loved your body? What if that trauma took up less space? So many of us play the "what-if" game, usually searching to prepare ourselves for the worst-case scenario and protect ourselves from further suffering. For some, adjusting to a more optimistic stance can seem unfathomable. It's not easy work. Likely there are at least a few things that don't feel easy in your life if you are scrolling for a therapist right now, which means you can probably handle a challenge!
My offerings include mindfulness practice, somatic interventions to aid nervous system regulation, assisting client-created ceremony and ritual work, and Lifespan Integration.
Accepting new clients! What if it was easier to access joy and play? What if you regularly felt connected to other humans? What if your work felt meaningful? What if you loved your body? What if that trauma took up less space? So many of us play the "what-if" game, usually searching to prepare ourselves for the worst-case scenario and protect ourselves from further suffering. For some, adjusting to a more optimistic stance can seem unfathomable. It's not easy work. Likely there are at least a few things that don't feel easy in your life if you are scrolling for a therapist right now, which means you can probably handle a challenge!
(360) 317-2513 View (360) 317-2513
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Wendy Bailey
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CST
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Through somatic psychotherapy, an embodied approach to counseling, I support you in becoming conscious of the ways early patterning lays a blueprint for how we live now: how we breathe, move and restrict, communicate, hold stress, bind impulse, and the way this impacts our psyche and thus our relationship with and experience of ourselves and the world.
We can sometimes feel that we are getting in our own way. Often unconscious patterns that may have served us earlier in life become frustrating, problematic, and uncomfortable. We may find these patterns interfering with relationships, intimacy, work, physical health, a sense of purpose, creativity, connection with self, intuition, efficacy, and self-confidence. We may find that we are living in removed or automated ways, distanced from life. We may neglect or abandon ourselves, over-expand or limit ourselves. When these ways of being become challenging can be an opportune time to engage in counseling.
Through somatic psychotherapy, an embodied approach to counseling, I support you in becoming conscious of the ways early patterning lays a blueprint for how we live now: how we breathe, move and restrict, communicate, hold stress, bind impulse, and the way this impacts our psyche and thus our relationship with and experience of ourselves and the world.
We can sometimes feel that we are getting in our own way. Often unconscious patterns that may have served us earlier in life become frustrating, problematic, and uncomfortable. We may find these patterns interfering with relationships, intimacy, work, physical health, a sense of purpose, creativity, connection with self, intuition, efficacy, and self-confidence. We may find that we are living in removed or automated ways, distanced from life. We may neglect or abandon ourselves, over-expand or limit ourselves. When these ways of being become challenging can be an opportune time to engage in counseling.
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Ruth Lyons
Counselor, CC
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Instead of treading and retreading the same old tired ground, what if we looked up? What if…we thought and felt we could fly? What if we aimed for joy? In our embodied and somatic work together we might play, dance, laugh, sing, draw and, of course, talk - I call it non-traditional counseling.
Many of us drag our pasts along with us like a ball and chain that clanks loudly whenever we move; we are never able to forget those events and traumas because every time we try to change, the loud noise reminds us of all the things that have hurt us. So…what if we really acknowledge the past, and the terrible hurts, and then grasp, viscerally, that there is nothing we can do about what has happened? What if we ask ourselves if we have to continue to be hurt, to replay old issues and be triggered by them, and let them continue to run, and perhaps even ruin, our lives?
Instead of treading and retreading the same old tired ground, what if we looked up? What if…we thought and felt we could fly? What if we aimed for joy? In our embodied and somatic work together we might play, dance, laugh, sing, draw and, of course, talk - I call it non-traditional counseling.
Many of us drag our pasts along with us like a ball and chain that clanks loudly whenever we move; we are never able to forget those events and traumas because every time we try to change, the loud noise reminds us of all the things that have hurt us. So…what if we really acknowledge the past, and the terrible hurts, and then grasp, viscerally, that there is nothing we can do about what has happened? What if we ask ourselves if we have to continue to be hurt, to replay old issues and be triggered by them, and let them continue to run, and perhaps even ruin, our lives?
(360) 215-2282 View (360) 215-2282
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Camille Schaarschmidt
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
We may also use mindfulness, somatic, and nature-focused approaches to help you develop skills to remain grounded and calm in stressful situations.
Welcome, I am so glad that you are here. It takes courage to ask for help, especially when you are struggling with anxiety on a regular basis. My aim is to help you address worry so that you can live in a more balanced and joyful way. I specialize in helping women in their 20s and 30s mitigate anxiety in order to live their best lives.
We may also use mindfulness, somatic, and nature-focused approaches to help you develop skills to remain grounded and calm in stressful situations.
Welcome, I am so glad that you are here. It takes courage to ask for help, especially when you are struggling with anxiety on a regular basis. My aim is to help you address worry so that you can live in a more balanced and joyful way. I specialize in helping women in their 20s and 30s mitigate anxiety in order to live their best lives.
(360) 295-4462 View (360) 295-4462
Photo of Luci Correa, LICSW Komo Kulshan Counseling, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bellingham, WA
Luci Correa, LICSW Komo Kulshan Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Included are CBT, DBT, EMDR, mindfulness, meditation, positive feedback, MI, Behavior activation, Positive/Somatic psychology.
Is this a time in your life when you want to move forward, to change self defeating behaviors or simply find relief from uncomfortable feelings that seem to come out of nowhere? My individualized plan for therapy can help you get to where you want to be. You are not a statistic or a stereotype. Culture can impose unrealistic standards on our supposed "roles" in society. You are unique & yet share the wonder, awe, yearnings & passion of all humans that deserves to be fully expressed. If you are willing to be a full participant in your therapy you will see new doors open to you in life, feel more confident & experience peace.
Included are CBT, DBT, EMDR, mindfulness, meditation, positive feedback, MI, Behavior activation, Positive/Somatic psychology.
Is this a time in your life when you want to move forward, to change self defeating behaviors or simply find relief from uncomfortable feelings that seem to come out of nowhere? My individualized plan for therapy can help you get to where you want to be. You are not a statistic or a stereotype. Culture can impose unrealistic standards on our supposed "roles" in society. You are unique & yet share the wonder, awe, yearnings & passion of all humans that deserves to be fully expressed. If you are willing to be a full participant in your therapy you will see new doors open to you in life, feel more confident & experience peace.
(360) 842-8770 View (360) 842-8770
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Alexandria Valline
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My holistic approach blends various somatic techniques with behavioral modalities (CBT, DBT, and ACT), allowing us to not only unravel the complexities of your distressing thoughts and emotions but also locate them in your body so we may work towards processing, releasing, and integrating them, fostering healing and guiding you toward a values-aligned life.
Overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, or life's challenges? Are you yearning for improved relationships, greater contentment, and a life that feels more manageable? If so, I'm here to help you reclaim your life and your confidence by reconnecting you with your inner strength and wisdom so you may create a healthier, more fulfilling life. Together, we'll uncover the root causes of your struggles, and I'll equip you with practical tools and skills so you may easily navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace.
My holistic approach blends various somatic techniques with behavioral modalities (CBT, DBT, and ACT), allowing us to not only unravel the complexities of your distressing thoughts and emotions but also locate them in your body so we may work towards processing, releasing, and integrating them, fostering healing and guiding you toward a values-aligned life.
Overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, or life's challenges? Are you yearning for improved relationships, greater contentment, and a life that feels more manageable? If so, I'm here to help you reclaim your life and your confidence by reconnecting you with your inner strength and wisdom so you may create a healthier, more fulfilling life. Together, we'll uncover the root causes of your struggles, and I'll equip you with practical tools and skills so you may easily navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace.
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Andi Rae Erpenbach
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, ATR-P
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
I approach therapy from a client-centered lens with a focus on exploring issues through creative arts expression and somatic exploration.
I work with all races, sexualities, genders, religious leanings and world views. I locate myself in the world as a queer, gender expansive, white person from a Scandinavian family, who is always exploring the dynamics of gender, the effects of the social systems that surround us and trying to understand it all through creative expression and exploration. I hope to bring a playful, creative and body-based approach to explore your therapeutic goals in a setting that works best for your lifestyle.
I approach therapy from a client-centered lens with a focus on exploring issues through creative arts expression and somatic exploration.
I work with all races, sexualities, genders, religious leanings and world views. I locate myself in the world as a queer, gender expansive, white person from a Scandinavian family, who is always exploring the dynamics of gender, the effects of the social systems that surround us and trying to understand it all through creative expression and exploration. I hope to bring a playful, creative and body-based approach to explore your therapeutic goals in a setting that works best for your lifestyle.
(360) 926-7028 View (360) 926-7028
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Deborah Zucker
Counselor, ND, LMHCA
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
I bring a collaborative spirit to our work together, emphasizing mindful presence, somatic awareness, existential inquiry, nature, and strength-based processes.
I offer a welcoming space to explore how disorienting transitions, loss, intense challenges and illnesses can hold within them the possibility for profound personal transformation, renewed vitality, and deeper connections. It was my own journey with chronic illness that began in my twenties that evolved into a calling to support others in their healing. Since 2008, I have worked as a licensed naturopathic physician, health coach, author, educator, and now mental health counselor. My personal and professional experiences have engendered an embodied compassion and humility for the ways in which life can bring us to our knees.
I bring a collaborative spirit to our work together, emphasizing mindful presence, somatic awareness, existential inquiry, nature, and strength-based processes.
I offer a welcoming space to explore how disorienting transitions, loss, intense challenges and illnesses can hold within them the possibility for profound personal transformation, renewed vitality, and deeper connections. It was my own journey with chronic illness that began in my twenties that evolved into a calling to support others in their healing. Since 2008, I have worked as a licensed naturopathic physician, health coach, author, educator, and now mental health counselor. My personal and professional experiences have engendered an embodied compassion and humility for the ways in which life can bring us to our knees.
(360) 234-3098 View (360) 234-3098
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Angelo Paul Avila
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I'm a somatic, relational therapist.
Now accepting new clients! I'm poly-informed, trauma-informed, and open to working with clients ages 13 and up. I have diverse experience working with adults of many populations, as well as minors as young as 5 years old. I specialize in work related to attachment, trauma, grief, sexuality, depression, and anxiety. If you're someone who's just getting started learning about your journey towards personal growth, or if you're interested in taking your awareness deeper than you have previously, I have tools and training that can help you start moving in the direction you want to go.
I'm a somatic, relational therapist.
Now accepting new clients! I'm poly-informed, trauma-informed, and open to working with clients ages 13 and up. I have diverse experience working with adults of many populations, as well as minors as young as 5 years old. I specialize in work related to attachment, trauma, grief, sexuality, depression, and anxiety. If you're someone who's just getting started learning about your journey towards personal growth, or if you're interested in taking your awareness deeper than you have previously, I have tools and training that can help you start moving in the direction you want to go.
(360) 743-3120 View (360) 743-3120
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Scotty Lewis - Certified Hakomi Therapist
MA, CHT, AAC
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
As a Certified Hakomi Therapist my offering is a Somatic Experiential Psychotherapy modality that is gentle, non-judgmental, and compassionate; a form of assisted self-study where the client studies his or her responses to explorations in a mindful state of consciousness. We become aware and touch upon the very organizing experiences that have been a part of our habitual life - the patterns that no long serve us. We increase clarity, creativity, confidence and awareness and break through obstacles towards ease, connection and vitality. I am available for phone or online sessions.
As a Certified Hakomi Therapist my offering is a Somatic Experiential Psychotherapy modality that is gentle, non-judgmental, and compassionate; a form of assisted self-study where the client studies his or her responses to explorations in a mindful state of consciousness. We become aware and touch upon the very organizing experiences that have been a part of our habitual life - the patterns that no long serve us. We increase clarity, creativity, confidence and awareness and break through obstacles towards ease, connection and vitality. I am available for phone or online sessions.
(360) 218-0166 View (360) 218-0166
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Elizabeth B Stanton
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMT
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
I work with a systems approach using Family of origin, Somatic Experiencing, yoga, mindfulness and nutrition.
Do you feel anxious, depressed, confused, alone or misunderstood? Are you having difficulty communicating within your relationships, going through a big life transition or feeling pain and constriction from past traumas? During these times it is helpful to have someone listen and support you without judgement within a safe place. Everyone has a personal history that makes them unique with both strengths and vulnerabilities. I know the courage and perseverance it takes to face and feel the pain as well as embrace your gifts, strengths and light. whether as an individual or a couple I want to help you. .
I work with a systems approach using Family of origin, Somatic Experiencing, yoga, mindfulness and nutrition.
Do you feel anxious, depressed, confused, alone or misunderstood? Are you having difficulty communicating within your relationships, going through a big life transition or feeling pain and constriction from past traumas? During these times it is helpful to have someone listen and support you without judgement within a safe place. Everyone has a personal history that makes them unique with both strengths and vulnerabilities. I know the courage and perseverance it takes to face and feel the pain as well as embrace your gifts, strengths and light. whether as an individual or a couple I want to help you. .
(360) 310-4295 View (360) 310-4295
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Emgee Dufresne
MA, CHP, LMT
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hypnosomatics is a new approach to mental health, blending hypnotherapy, touch, energy work, storytelling, Somatic Experiencing techniques, sound, breathwork, mindfulness, and spirituality.
I work in modalities that listen for and invite healing. Encouraging the power of the subconscious mind to align with the conscious mind's desires. Our bodies are constantly communicating, whether we are speaking or not. My goal is helping you understand how your body is managing overwhelming stressful and or traumatic events, by helping you release old holding patterns, neurology, beliefs, and fears that may be holding you back in a language that your body understands.
Hypnosomatics is a new approach to mental health, blending hypnotherapy, touch, energy work, storytelling, Somatic Experiencing techniques, sound, breathwork, mindfulness, and spirituality.
I work in modalities that listen for and invite healing. Encouraging the power of the subconscious mind to align with the conscious mind's desires. Our bodies are constantly communicating, whether we are speaking or not. My goal is helping you understand how your body is managing overwhelming stressful and or traumatic events, by helping you release old holding patterns, neurology, beliefs, and fears that may be holding you back in a language that your body understands.
(360) 654-7058 View (360) 654-7058
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Johanna Stulting
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I also offer a somatic perspective and support exploration of the mind-body connection and ways to support mental health through connection with the body.
Accepting new clients! Offering telehealth. Counseling is an opportunity to hear and connect with yourself more clearly and closely. You hold the deepest knowledge of yourself, your experience, and how to address whatever it is that feels painful or puzzling. I am committed to listening with care and curiosity. With permission, I will offer tools, strategies or perspectives to support growth or change but my primary commitment is to offer companionship on your exploration of your inner terrain and experience of the world.
I also offer a somatic perspective and support exploration of the mind-body connection and ways to support mental health through connection with the body.
Accepting new clients! Offering telehealth. Counseling is an opportunity to hear and connect with yourself more clearly and closely. You hold the deepest knowledge of yourself, your experience, and how to address whatever it is that feels painful or puzzling. I am committed to listening with care and curiosity. With permission, I will offer tools, strategies or perspectives to support growth or change but my primary commitment is to offer companionship on your exploration of your inner terrain and experience of the world.
(360) 800-4335 View (360) 800-4335
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Rebecca Jarnagin
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC
Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
Therapeutic models and techniques I am trained in and utilize include EMDR, Ketamine Assisted and Integrative Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused, experiential, Internal Family Systems, observational, and somatic experiencing.
Whether you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, wanting to create change in your life and relationships, or just needing support during a difficult life transition I am here to provide empathy, support, and guidance. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and warm environment so you can feel empowered to explore the deeper aspects of yourself and recognize your inner strength to own and tell your story. I am an energetic, nature-loving, and laid back individual who appreciates honesty, clear communication, and humor. I utilize a variety of techniques and approaches depending on your own goals, personality, and comfort.
Therapeutic models and techniques I am trained in and utilize include EMDR, Ketamine Assisted and Integrative Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused, experiential, Internal Family Systems, observational, and somatic experiencing.
Whether you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, wanting to create change in your life and relationships, or just needing support during a difficult life transition I am here to provide empathy, support, and guidance. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and warm environment so you can feel empowered to explore the deeper aspects of yourself and recognize your inner strength to own and tell your story. I am an energetic, nature-loving, and laid back individual who appreciates honesty, clear communication, and humor. I utilize a variety of techniques and approaches depending on your own goals, personality, and comfort.
(360) 230-7342 View (360) 230-7342

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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.