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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
When it comes to trauma, becoming aware of what is happening in your body is the foundation of our work. Self-awareness is key here. When you bring awareness to the sensations in your body, rather than simply feeling overwhelmed by them, you can begin to have more control over your responses. This is essential for healing. I can support you by helping enhance your internal resources and provide you with tools to manage your trauma and/or PTSD symptoms. Through a safe process, I can help you dispel the energy and activation that is still in your body and your nervous system, leading to an alleviation of your symptoms. Slowly and mindfully we can work to regulate your nervous system and address your trauma-related physical responses for resolution and healing.
I work with clients who are looking to move through times of sadness and feelings of depression. Somatic psychotherapy can help by uncovering the roots of how your depression started and how depression affects your body. You see, depression is not only a feeling state. It also gets expressed in your body, which includes your thought patterns and the specific habits you have when you are feeling down. With the support of a somatic psychotherapist, you can begin to explore blocks to your own emotional healing and wellness. Through this type of exploration and self-study in mindfulness, you can begin to tap into feelings of wholeness and pleasure. With this new awareness and understanding of both your mind and body you will have more choice and options the next time you are feeling down.
I help clients by using mindfulness and body-based approaches to bring awareness to the specific symptoms that your body uses to express your anxiety. To be honest, I bet these symptoms are very familiar to you because these are habits that have formed from lots of practice. With the help of a professional somatic psychotherapist, you can begin to create new tools and resources to help you find real relief from your anxiety. With time and practice, I can help you discover within yourself the many options you have when it comes to managing stress and feeling overwhelmed.