Somatic Therapy in California

Therapy to Heal the Mind-Body Connection

Believe it or not, your emotional health doesn’t just happen in your brain. Your mind and body — from your nervous system to your muscles to your hormones — are intimately linked.

Somatic therapy can help you use the mind-body connection to heal holistically.

With practice, you’ll feel more safe and relaxed in your body. You’ll learn to regulate your nervous system, and respond effectively to triggers that come up in your daily life. And ultimately, you’ll be able to get back to the things you care about most — whether that’s family, self-care, career, or just living your life.

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Somatic Therapy Can Help With:

Intrusive thoughts or memories of a painful or traumatic event

Feeling keyed up, tense, or on guard all the time

Overwhelm or panic when a trigger comes up in daily life

Feeling unsafe, numb, or disconnected from your body

Struggling to know your own limits or boundaries with others

Managing physical symptoms like pain or digestive issues

Learning to feel safe & emotionally regulated for the first time

What Problems Can Somatic Therapy Treat?

Somatic therapy is often thought of as a trauma treatment — and it’s highly effective at that.

It’s also great fit for many problems related to the mind-body connection, such as:

Trauma and PTSD

Burnout and depression

Anxiety and panic

Complicated grief

Self esteem and relational issues

Chronic pain and illness

Meet Charlene, Somatic Therapist

Somatic therapy can transform your relationship with yourself, your emotions, and the world around you.

I use elements of sensorimotor and other somatic therapies to help my clients reconnect their mind and body. Through this process, they learn to manage the thoughts and emotions that are connected to trauma. And ultimately, to let go of a painful experience. 

You’ll start to feel the world is operating differently, because you will be operating differently.

Want to learn more? Book a free, 20-minute consultation to get scheduled with Charlene today.

Somatic therapy may be a good fit if you’re looking for:

✔ Practical new skills and tools to apply in your daily life

A way to feel more comfortable and at home in your own skin

More control over your emotional triggers and unwanted responses

An effective treatment that doesn’t require talking in depth about a painful memory

An alternative to traditional talk therapy approaches

A holistic approach that is backed up by research and our growing understanding of the mind-body connection

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Meet Sage, Somatic Therapist

Traumatic or painful experiences can leave us disconnected from our bodies. That can serve a protective function, but it can also make it very hard to regulate our emotions.

As a somatic therapist, I can help guide you towards aligning your mind and body. It’s normal to experience overwhelming emotions at times, but somatic therapy can help you respond to those feelings more intentionally. As you learn to regulate your nervous system, you’ll experience more moments of feeling grounded, calm, and safe in your body. 

Over time, this creates opportunities not just to cope, but to heal. 

Want to learn more? Book a free, 20-minute consultation to get scheduled with Sage today.

Online Somatic Therapy for California Residents

To connect with a somatic therapist near you, the first step is to schedule a free, 20-minute consultation with our Intake Specialist, Cami. We offer therapy online throughout California, with sessions starting at $150/hour. 

Cami will ask a few questions to learn more about what you’re looking for, answer any questions you have about therapy at Stella Nova, and match you with a great-fit therapist.

There’s no obligation and no pressure to move forward—if we’re not what you’re looking for, we’re happy to make other suggestions too.

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Cami Westervelt, Intake Coordinator