Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Developed by Pat Ogden, sensorimotor psychotherapy is a body-centered therapeutic approach to treating the somatic (or physical) symptoms of trauma. In combination with techniques from cognitive, affective and psychodynamic treatment theories, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy focuses on the client’s bodily experiences as a way to achieve increased awareness and well-being. Therapists practicing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy will help clients to become aware of their bodies and track their bodily sensations. They will teach clients how to implement physical actions that promote empowerment and competency. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy may be particularly helpful for clients are working through trauma as well as those with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, and addictions. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy experts today.

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I am an occupational therapist with more than 30 years experience evaluating and treating clients challenged by sensory processing disorders. I am not a psychologist, but an occupational therapist trained to use activities to accurately assess and treat these concerns for children and adults. Sensory modulation, balance, coordination, and self regulation are challenges experienced by highly sensitive people. I use age appropriate training to create personal treatment plans.

— Tina Anderson, Occupational Therapist in Austin, TX

I am Level 1 trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and integrate this into my Person-Centered, Strengths-Based approach to all my treatment. I believe there is a strong connection between the mind and body and that sometimes mental health issues can store themselves in the physical body.

— Misty Gibson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tacoma, WA
 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Level 1 Graduate- American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Intermediate Trained- Member in good standing ASCH & ISST-D (The International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation). I am trained in Dr. Frank Corrigan's DBR ( Deep Brain Reorienting Therapy ), & am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Therapist, Ego State Therapist and Level 2 trained in Clinical Hypnosis. I work with experiencers of PTSD, C-PTSD & the Dissociative Disorders.

— Cheri Yadon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Poulsbo, WA

I am currently receiving advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This therapy focusses heavily on the body and explores how we can understand and work with our nervous systems directly. I find this helpful for everyone, but especially for folks with past trauma and for LGBTQ+ folks who are struggling to feel a connection between their mind and body.

— Elliot Huemann, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
 

This somatic (body and mind) approach brings the wisdom of your body into the therapeutic process of addressing, accessing, processing, transforming, and resolving trauma. This modality explores the present-moment sensations and experiences (mindfulness) of the body to help heal trauma.

— Krystal Ying, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA

I trained in this incredible healing approach as soon as I finished school, deepening my skills and knowledge of how to include our physical, body experience in therapy for deeper, lasting healing. If you're like the folks I typically work with, you already know a lot about what is going on that isn't working for you. If knowing and talking about it was enough, you might not even be looking for a therapist. Using this treatment, I help you actually experience how it feels to live differently.

— Ellen Tarby, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ithaca, NY
 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is a complete therapeutic modality for trauma and attachment issues. SP welcomes the body as an integral source of information which can guide resourcing and the accessing and processing of challenging, traumatic, and developmental experience. SP is a holistic approach that includes somatic, emotional, and cognitive processing and integration.

— Rosa Shetty, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Burbank, CA

I am Level 1 trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and regularly integrate the body/mind approach into my therapeutic practice. This helps us to navigate a holistic treatment approach, inclusive of your physical sensations, your cognitions, and your emotional self.

— Misty Gibson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tacoma, WA