Somatic Psychotherapy & Counseling

Therapy chairs“The symbols of the self arise from the depths of the body “-C.G. Jung

Somatic Psychotherapy  also known as Body-Centered therapy,  is a form of counseling and psychotherapy that integrates the body, mind and spirit. The body is recognized as the container for felt experience, and is used as a means to ground the therapy.

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) as developed by Peter Levine. This work has had a profound effect on my personal healing journey as well as my capability to integrate years of yoga and psychotherapy training and to facilitate sessions.

I offer Brief or longer-term psychotherapy in a tradition that respects the body/mind connection.   I help with life challenges, and transitions including but not limited to:

Personal Growth,  Depression,  Anxiety , Stress,  Relationships,  Pregnancy, Parenting, Trauma, Body Image,  Eating Disorders,  Grief & Loss,  Addictions,  Chronic Pain,  Career Transitions, Creativity,  Life Purpose.

Please call 510-273-2417 to learn more about how we can work together and to schedule a 15 minute free phone consultation.

Julie  is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, (MFT LIc. #36095) in private practice in Berkeley, CA.. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, (Connecticut) and a Master’s Degree from The California Institute of Integral Studies where she graduated from the Psychology/Drama Therapy Program. She attended the Authentic Movement Institute training program and has been part of an AM peer practice group for four years.

Julie integrates her training in counseling,  mindfulness meditation, yoga, Authentic Movement, Body Mind Centering (BMC), dance, movement, and Somatic Experiencing into psychotherapy sessions where, and when appropriate. Traditional talk therapy is part of her work, and many clients chose to use talk as an important part of their treatment.