Why Be Embodied? Somatic Psychotherapy Mindful Embodied Therapy understands that there is no separating mind and body. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, desires, longings, aches and pains all occur within a meticulously crafted masterpiece: the human. Keeping the energy flowing within the various systems of the […]
Are you feeling tense?
Meeting the demands of life often means living out of balance. Yet it’s our birthright to live with ease and grace inside a body that feels vital and alive. We humans are born to connect, play and live active, meaningful lives well into old age.
My name is Kerry and I help people live in harmony with who and how they want to be. My style is informed by 25 years in the wellness field. I’m a licensed psychotherapist with post-graduate training in experiential, psychodynamic, depth-oriented and mindfulness-based approaches. These models are then filtered through yoga lens. This mind/body combination of working is deep, transformative and life-changing.
I am first and foremost a psychotherapist, and yoga teacher second. I utilize the body to free the mind. This style of therapy can be an adjunct or stand-alone treatment for wide range of health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and eating disorders.
Somatic Depth Therapy
I set people on their path to self-healing and offer a unique approach called Mindful Embodied Therapy. This style is inspired by Eastern philosophy, neurobiology, somatic therapy, depth psychology and yoga. It is a powerful methodology to self-awareness, growth and transformation.
Depth psychology takes a whole-person approach to healing. Body, mind and soul are equal and active routes to healing. It understands that we are meaning-seeking beings who suffer when our lives feel adrift. It also recognizes that the past is still active within us, creating patterns and diminishing our freedom of choice.
Psychodynamic therapy uncovers the patterns driving our behavior. Its goal is to understand how behavior and mood are influenced by thoughts and feelings. We do this by increasing awareness and compassion.
Relationships are an important piece of a psychodynamic approach. Exploring your relationship with your Self is the work of therapy. We do this by lowering the noise and listening within. This connection with your wise self breaks patterns that are no longer serving you and lays the groundwork for new ways of being.
As emotions follow thoughts, the stories we tell ourselves matter. It’s never the other way around. I use mindfulness-based techniques along with active imagination, free-flow writing and dream work to help you listen to what seeks to be heard.
Each of us has a moment when life looks us square in the eye and says, “Now what?” The choices we make in those moments determines the quality of our lives. Decisions big and small, we’re all engaged in the task of learning to become more fully human. As we look within, we see that every choice we have made (or not made) has brought us to where we are now.