Shohreh Schmuecker (she/her)

LMFT, Specialization in Somatic Psychotherapy
Accepting Clients

Somatic Psychotherapist offering counseling for women in all stages of life.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lafayette, CA

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

You may be struggling with anxiety, facing life transitions or seeking insight on why you feel the way you do. The experience of therapy might be new to you or you may have seen therapists before. Maybe you've never heard of Somatic Therapy and wonder how it can help you. Together in sessions we will be curious about your experience using talk therapy and also pay attention to what is coming up for you physically and energetically, tuning into your whole experience. Your experience matters.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in Somatic Psychotherapy. In our sessions, my intention will be to co-create an environment that you feel safe enough to share your experiences to help integrate the wisdom of your body and mind and to tap into the tools and resources you already may possess. My goal is to support you in your full experience, by making room for the experiences of your whole self. We are each complex beings that experience reality in so many different ways. Sometimes we are able to verbalize what we feel and use our intellectual or emotional parts to explain our experience, at other time we may feel it in our bodies. This can be a change in breathing, heart rate, temperature change, an impulse, an internal contraction or expansion, or a tightening or an easing of a muscle. The Mind and the Body are connected. I use mindfulness of the present moment, grounding exercises, and relational therapy to help support your process.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Being witnessed, understood and seen with kindness and compassion can be very healing and powerful. I have personal experience with the acculturation process and I have a deep respect for different cultures and backgrounds. I am particularly interested in mindfulness and meditation as these are tools that I have personally found useful. The first step to finding the right therapist is to schedule a phone consultation to see if they are the right fit for you. Scheduling an introductory phone call allows you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss what your needs are and get a sense of my working style. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. To schedule your free phone consultation now, scroll to the bottom right hand side of this page and click "Online Schedule" in the yellow section below.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice

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