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Now taking new Medicaid clients.

Somatic Trauma Recovery
Healing Body, Mind and Spirit

We assist people in holistically healing the long-term effects of trauma. We combine evidence-based trauma interventions with holistic healing methods to help you better understand, manage, and transform trauma.

During this national crisis, our mental health therapists will be offering convenient, confidential, and secure on-line counseling sessions.

Welcome!

If you are reading these words, you are already beginning your healing journey. You are already moving towards trauma healing and recovery. The professionals in our group practice are excited to support and guide you in rediscovering, renewing, and restoring the inherent health that lies within you.

It is our strong belief, that when you ask for the help of a counselor, it is important to find solutions, experience a difference, and to feel better sooner than later. We are committed to working with methods that have been shown to transform negative perceptions, update outdated emotional experiences, and reorganize long-standing behavior patterns that have been holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, empowered, and meaningful life.
We look forward to supporting your transformation.


Like the lotus, you too can grow through dark times and difficulties. You can rise again and again to shine like new because there’s something inside of you that the world can’t touch.

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What is Somatic Trauma Recovery?

The word Somatic is translated from the Greek word “somatikos” or the French word “somatique”– meaning “pertaining to the body” or “the living body,”

Somatic Trauma Recovery is a method or type of body-based therapy that addresses the connection between mind, body, and spirit. A somatic or body-based psychotherapist relies upon a deep understanding of the nervous system; thereby, teaching clients to actively and regularly practice skillful use of awareness, breath, mindfulness, co-regulation, and movement to engage their body’s natural healing impulse.

In addition to talking interventions, somatic therapy practitioners use mind-body exercises and other physical techniques to help clients release the pent-up tension and old brace patterns that have been negatively affecting their mental, emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual wellbeing.

Benefits:

Somatic counseling or somatic psychotherapy is an effective way to help patients suffering from various types of traumas learn to cope, recover, and more live more fully in the present moment.

What is your primary focus?

Our providers work with people who have been struggling with stress, overwhelm, and trauma. We use trauma-specific healing methods to effectively support people in addressing symptoms that arise from single incident trauma, developmental trauma, or complex trauma. Our bodies may manifest the impact of trauma in various ways – anxiety, depression, sleep issues, muscle tension, emotional dysregulation, chronic illness, issues, and even addiction. These common issues have been shown to be linked to past traumatic experiences.

Trauma and The Nervous System
Understanding Somatic Trauma Recovery

It is important to know that traumatic events and trauma are not the same thing. A traumatic event is something that happened –such as a car crash, a sports injury, child abuse, or being in combat. In contrast, trauma is the unresolved survival energy that remains in a state of dysregulation within the nervous system long after the event has ended.

The nervous system’s function is to notice, respond to, and recover from stressful, overwhelming, and traumatic events. When the nervous system successfully processes a traumatic experience, it is able to discharge energy, re-establish equilibrium and return to a normal state. Trauma occurs when the nervous system was unable to establish healthy patterns or was unable to complete its natural response after a traumatic event, leaving the body, mind, and spirit out of balance. Somatic trauma recovery is about restoring this intricate balance.

It is necessary to recognize the nervous system’s role in recovery. More importantly, it is useful to keep in mind that, when given the right support, the brain, the nervous system, and the body inherently know how to heal. The role of your somatic therapist is to provide the right support.

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