NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)

NeuroAffective Relational Model, also known as NARM, is a therapeutic approach that follows a specific model (based on both traditional psychotherapy and somatic approaches) for trauma. NARM does this by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection can have an impact on our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. NARM is a non-regressive model of therapy that emphasizes helping clients establish connection to the parts of self that are organized, coherent and functional. It helps bring into awareness and organization the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one  of TherapyDen’s NARM specialists today. 

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Using techniques from NARM I work to connect the people I support to themselves, their true somatic and emotional experience, and their innermost hearts.

— Anna Stern, Therapist in Saint Paul, MN

I am currently enrolled in a year long level 2 training. In general, I see the world through a lense of CPTSD. Not to diangose folks but rather empower.

— Traci Ruble, Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA
 

The primary model I draw from in my individual therapy work is a comprehensive, trauma informed model known as NARM. NARM is one of very few models designed to specifically address Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma, and is focused heavily on bringing curiosity, agency and consent to the therapeutic space. NARM is a relatively new, innovative model that draws from a long history of psychological lineages. You can learn more about the NARM here: https://narmtraining.com/what-is-narm/

— Sarah Lazarewicz, Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN

NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma.

— Kate Wester, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Oak Park, IL

I am a certified NARM Master Therapist specializing in working with adverse early life experiences that result in developmental and complex trauma. By working relationally in the moment to find what is getting in the way of our greatest desires, we are able to shift patterns of identity no longer serving us and tap into a greater source of life energy and core states of ease and peace. I'll add that as a therapy client myself, I prefer NARM therapy for working through such patterns.

— Whitney Sutherland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Round Rock, TX
 

In 2020, I completed NARM Therapist training and in the summer of 2021 received my NARM Master Therapist certificate. I was the host of the NARM Training Institute podcast Transforming Trauma for the first two years.

— Sarah Buino, Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I completed training through the NARM institute with Brad Kammer, Dr. Laurence Heller, and Stefanie Klein.

— Jackie Cook, Therapist in Raleigh, NC
 

I have completed level 1&2 of the NARM training. NARM specializes in working with developmental, relational, complex PTSD, intergenerational, cultural, and attachment trauma. It is a top down and bottom up approach. I have over 300 hours of training completed in this modality.

— Jessie Allee-Walsh, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Boulder, CO

I am a Certified NeuroAffective Relational Model(tm) Therapist. I have completed training through level 2 and am a member of the Inner Circle. NARM is a cutting-edge model for working with attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by helping people start to connect with what they really want and see more clearly relational patterns that can cause life-long struggle if not addressed.

— Jennifer DiGennaro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
 

NARM works with people to observe what is happening in the present moment that is ready to be released in order to have more of ourselves. It is includes attachment theory framework while supporting that we are always ready to heal and release our patterns of suffering. I have found it to be effective in helping with complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship with food, body, and substances.

— Kayle Evans, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX

I am in the process of completing the Level 2 NARM training and will receive the official certification after completing supervision in 1 year.

— Jodie Yorg, Clinical Trainee in Chicago, IL
 

The NeuroAffective Relational Model(NARM) is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. “What are the patterns that are preventing me from being present to myself and others at this moment and in my life?"

— Jenna Powell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

I tend to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach, however, the heart of my practice is centered around NARM (the neuro-affective relational model), a compassionate, humanstic, and holistic approach to addressing C-PTSD or relational/developmental trauma.

— Mathew Diedrich, Therapist in Chicago, IL
 

I completed training through the NARM institute with Brad Kammer, Dr. Laurence Heller, and Stefanie Klein.

— Jackie Cook, Therapist in Raleigh, NC