Somatic Therapy

Discover healing through body-centered therapy.

Welcome to a realm where healing transcends traditional boundaries – Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) will guide you on a transformative journey. With IBP, we delve beyond the surface, honoring the intricate dance between mind and body, unveiling a pathway to profound healing and renewal.

Discover the wisdom within – Step into the world of IBP, where the body becomes a sanctuary for self-discovery. Here, we recognize that our bodies are not just vessels but repositories of our lived experiences, holding the echoes of joy, pain, and everything in between. By tapping into the language of bodily sensations and emotions, IBP invites you to unlock the untapped reservoirs of healing potential within yourself.

Receive a fusion of tradition and innovationIBP stands at the crossroads of tradition and innovation, weaving together time-honored therapeutic techniques with a fresh perspective on body-centered healing. Through this fusion, we illuminate the intricate connections between past experiences and present realities, guiding you toward liberation from the shackles of trauma, anxiety, and chronic pain.

Unveiling the science of Somatic Therapy – Explore its profound efficacy in integrating mind and body, as evidenced by numerous studies. Discover how research effectively alleviates symptoms of several ailments while promoting holistic well-being and self-awareness by integrating psychological and physiological processes. Witness the transformative power of somatic therapy in facilitating neurobiological changes associated with improved emotional regulation and resilience. Many findings showcase its ability to address trauma and foster long-term benefits in mental health and quality of life.

Take a journey that leads to a new sense of self.

Practical Mental Health MasteryDive into a wealth of valuable skills that empower you to navigate life’s twists and turns with grace and resilience. From overcoming emotional hurdles to embracing somatic practices like breathwork and movement integration, IBP equips you with the tools to thrive.

Embrace Your Authentic SelfExperience a holistic approach to self-integration that goes beyond the surface. My methodology combines somatic, psychological, and existential practices to help you reconnect with your true essence. Through this integrated approach, you’ll cultivate a profound sense of inner harmony and personal insight.

Navigate Life’s Journey with ConfidenceGain practical skills and a structured framework for self-discovery and personal growth. IBP offers a roadmap to explore the depths of your being, guiding you toward greater self-awareness and fulfillment.

Explore the Depths of ExistenceEmbark on a journey of existential exploration and spiritual depth with IBP. Explore profound questions, find meaning amidst life’s challenges, and embrace the richness of the human experience.

1494901280Quinn* experienced healing and transformation.

Quinn found healing and freedom through IBP. He struggled with unresolved trauma from his past, feeling stuck and disconnected from himself. He often was overwhelmed by anxiety and struggled to trust others.

Through IBP sessions, Quinn learned to tune into his body’s signals and explore the sensations and emotions stored within. Throughout our work, Quinn gently released the trapped energy and emotions held in his body while also understanding where these sensations stemmed from, allowing for deep healing.

As Quinn continued his IBP journey, he noticed profound shifts in his life. He felt lighter, more grounded, and more connected to himself and others. Giving and receiving love became easier. Acting from a place of self-love made it easier to set boundaries and speak his truth with less fear.

IBP helped Quinn reclaim his sense of agency and power, allowing him to move forward with confidence and courage.

Somatic therapy helped Sarah* overcome preverbal trauma.

Research has shown that somatic therapy approaches, such as Integrative Body Psychotherapy, can be highly effective in addressing in-utero and preverbal trauma that traditional talk therapy is not able to tap into fully. By accessing the body’s innate intelligence and addressing trauma stored at a cellular level, you can experience profound healing and transformation that extends beyond the limitations of verbal communication alone.

While growing up, Sarah’s mother was emotionally distant and critical, often making offhand remarks about Sarah’s intelligence and worthiness. Sarah internalized these messages at a young age, believing she was flawed and inadequate. As Sarah explored therapy, she started to uncover the roots of her struggles.

Through exploration and reflection, Sarah realized that many of her beliefs about herself were formed in her early years, long before she had the cognitive ability to question or challenge them. Messages from her mother, delivered during moments of frustration or stress, became Sarah’s truth, shaping her self-concept and influencing her interactions with the world.

2159255533Sarah gained empowerment and resilience.

In therapy, Sarah learned about the concept of preverbal trauma, explaining how experiences and messages received in early childhood, particularly before the age of six when language and rationalization skills are still developing, can leave a lasting impact on a person’s psyche. Together, they explore how Sarah’s early experiences continue to shape her beliefs and behaviors in adulthood.

Through therapy, Sarah learned to challenge the validity of these early messages and cultivate a newfound sense of self-compassion and self-worth. She started to recognize that the critical voice in her head was not her own but echoes from the past. With support, Sarah gradually learned to rewrite her inner narrative, replacing self-doubt with messages of self-acceptance and self-love.

As Sarah continued her healing journey, she discovered a newfound sense of empowerment and resilience. By confronting the preverbal trauma that has haunted her for so long, Sarah started to reclaim her voice and her sense of self. With each session, she has moved closer to a future defined by authenticity, joy, and self-empowerment.

Authenticity and growth are my commitments to you.

As a somatic therapist, I believe in walking the talk. Just as I guide others through their healing journey, I also incorporate the principles of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) in my life. As Beverly Kitaen Morse, Ph.D., M.F., Director of the IBP Institute, beautifully puts it,

“We ask our therapists to be what they teach, to use IBP practice to remain present, authentic, connected, and clear. You can’t take anybody where you haven’t been yourself. The IBP training program provides students with a safe place to risk vulnerability and authenticity, to meet their ghosts, to be authentic, to take responsibility for their own inner world (i.e., their fears, angers and betrayals, hopes and dreams).”

As a therapist, I am committed to my growth and self-discovery to support you on your path to healing. With IBP, you’ll find a safe space to explore your vulnerabilities, meet your inner challenges head-on, and ultimately, become fully alive, present, and embodied.

1287428569Embrace the Journey!

Join me as we venture into the transformative journey of somatic therapy, where each stride forward unveils a more profound sense of wholeness.

Together, let’s navigate the intricate terrain of self-discovery, rekindling vitality and finding balance amidst life’s winding paths.

We’ll delve into the core of your being, unraveling your experiences, emotions, and aspirations. Through the lens of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), you’ll unearth the profound potency of embracing vulnerability, traversing your inner landscape, and embracing a life of authenticity and fulfillment.

Take that pivotal first step toward reclaiming your true essence by scheduling a complimentary consultation call with me today!

*Quinn and Sarah represent a combination of clients rather than real people.