Why Be Embodied? We’re Bodyful Beings, That’s Why! The body isn’t a thing with a brain. It is our home, the keeper of our spirit and aliveness. Embodied psychotherapy knows this and works to balance our potential as human beings. While thinking engages the mind, […]
Are You Feeling Out of Synch?
Meeting the demands of life often means living out of balance. It seems like you’re doing it “right” but somehow it feels wrong. Yet it’s our birthright to live joyfully inside a body that feels vital and alive. Those are more than just words to me. We are born to connect, play and live active, meaningful lives well into old age. The key is learning how to manage and discharge stress. Therapy can help.
My name is Kerry and I help people live in harmony with who and how they want to be. Vibrant health is my passion and my style of therapy is informed by 25 years working in the wellness field. I’m trained in experiential, psychodynamic, somatic therapy. These modalities are then filtered through a lens of yoga.
This website is loaded with articles that reflect my scope of practice. I encourage you to check them out. If you do, you’ll see that I utilize the body to free the mind. That’s what lights me up. I call my approach called Mindful Embodied Therapy.
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. It is a powerful methodology to self-awareness, growth and transformation that blends my experience as a bodywork with my expertise as a clinical therapist.
Here is a brief description of my primary modes of working:
Somatic Depth Therapy
Somatic psychotherapy engages the whole person – body and mind. In this style, tensions and sensations are mindfully explore and gently released. It’s an intuitive approach that utilizes the natural wisdom of our bodies. Engaging the body in this way awakens your innate healing tendencies. You feel more easeful, resourced and free.
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.