Jennie Bertone

MA, LMFT #122930

I'm a somatic psychotherapist that specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma. My work is body-oriented, and mindfulness-based.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

I work with clients from all backgrounds, and am gender- and sexuality-affirming. Because of the mindful nature of my work, I work well with clients that are willing to build practices that complement our work, such as meditation, mindful eating, yoga, martial arts, and walking meditation, to name a few. My work is especially well suited for those seeking to address both developmental/attachment trauma, as well as single-incident traumas.

My Background and Approach

I gained my degree in Somatic Psychotherapy at JFK University, and have been certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This training, and additional consultation with leading therapists in the field of trauma and dissociation has prepared me to work with Complex PTSD and dissociative issues. I draw on multiple somatic modalities. In addition to Sensorimotor, I employ principles from Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, and Parts Work. I have found that working with the body is the way to access traumatic material that is often stored there until it has the opportunity to safely and slowly be discharged or completed. I aim to work at a titrated and digestible pace in order to avoid overwhelm and excessive activation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

From our earliest interactions with our environments, we find creative ways to survive in painful situations. These adaptations show up in the body and become our go-to responses in everyday life. Many of us find that some of these patterns, brilliant and adaptive as they once were, no longer serve us or fit our current circumstances and relationships. Working with the body allows us to become aware of old patterns, and to find new resources to add flexibility and creativity to the way we respond to the world around us. It is through my own personal therapeutic work that I came to this understanding that talk therapy, and cognitive insight are not enough to facilitate deep change. In this current society, we are dealing with more than our childhood wounds. Some of us deal everyday with a system that is a result of trans-generational trauma. I know from my experience as a therapist and client, that this work can put an end to that cycle and heal ourselves and generations to come.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session

Info

510-599-5112 Email Jennie
6239 College Avenue
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94618

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