Hakomi

Founded by Ron Kurtz in the 1970’s, Hakomi is a body-centered method of therapy that incorporates Eastern philosophies, Western scientific sources and spiritual practices. The Hakomi Method is focused on seven core principles: mindfulness, nonviolence, organicity, unity, mind/body holism, truth and change. Always keeping these principles top of mind, Hakomi therapists follow a recommended general method, with the goal of helping clients to change their core beliefs and encouraging self-exploration and personal growth.

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Stuart Malkin

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.S., LPC

I incorporate mindfulness-based methods of Hakomi, Recreation of Self (RC-S), attachment work, and trauma resourcing. I have extensive training learning these modalities through my internship experience and training with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.).

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Alicia Banister

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have studied Hakomi with META (Mindful Experiential Therapeutic Approaches) here in Portland, OR, including a year-long internship during which I was immersed in study of Hakomi, Primary Attachment Psychotherapy, and the Re-Creation of the Self.

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Rachel Bagley, MS, NCC

Professional Counselor

I trained in Hakomi through M.E.T.A., which is also where I completed a year-long internship utilizing this Experiential, Somatic, and Mindful process of therapy.

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GRETA REITINGER (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC-Intern

I am trained in Hakomi Psychology, an experiential, mindfulness-based therapy. Hakomi is a powerful modality that offers an extremely efficient way to access to our innermost feelings, unmet needs, fears and wishes. Read more about the approach here: https://meta-trainings.com/hakomi-mindful-somatic-psychotherapy/

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Amanda Ball (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, LPC Intern

Hakomi uses mindfulness to go towards your “core material,” or deeply ingrained beliefs about yourself and the world. By uncovering and examining these beliefs, we aim to discard inaccurate beliefs that no longer serve you, and gain new, life affirming experiences that help you understand the truth of yourself and the world, thereby living in alignment with each.

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Grace Silvia, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hakomi is a body-centered, mindfulness-based approach. Hakomi uses body awareness to access the unconscious. Both trauma and brilliant, creative healing wisdom are stored in the body. By learning how to listen to and follow your body's cues, you will find a depth , ease and aliveness that working in ordinary consciousness can't access.

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James Reling

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have completed training and a year-long internship in Hakomi Mindfulness-based Body-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and largely draw from this approach. This involves using mindfulness and nonjudgmental curiosity during therapy sessions to connect to your somatic (bodily) experience and how they connect to your emotions to heal wounding.

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Melissa Yeary, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained in Hakomi, an orientation that uses mindfulness to illuminate how you organize your experience and supports profound change to the core beliefs that limit your happiness. I have practiced mindfulness meditation for many years and believe that by strengthening our awareness of the present moment, we greatly enhance our capacity to enjoy the gifts of being human.

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Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hakomi is an approach to therapy that brings mindful attention to bodily experiences, and an experiment-based approach to insight and change. I have extensive training in Hakomi and tend to use some of its techniques in most of my sessions. I borrow from Hakomi an attitude of compassionate respect for each client's organic process, and a basic stance of seeking to follow and unfold that process.

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Jon Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Hakomi is a body-centered psychotherapy based in mindfulness that believes that change happens through accessing the interface between our mind and body. Using this method we can uncover core beliefs and psychological patterns and revive the body’s knowledge as a resource. Increasing our awareness and enabling emotional release at this deep level of ourselves, change becomes attainable.

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Jennifer Wohl, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been training and serving as a TA at the Portland META (Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches) Institute since 2015. My training there includes Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Experiential Attachment Psychotherapy, and Advanced Clinical Maps.

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Naomi Painter (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC intern

I am trained in the Hakomi Method, a form of somatic experiential therapy, and am supervised by Katrina Gould LCSW who has been practicing Hakomi in the Portland area for decades.

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Sarah Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Hakomi utilizes mindfulness and the mind-body connection to help you cultivate an intimate, holistic and lived relationship with your Self. Unlearn limiting conditioning, re-wire your neural networks and access your innate authenticity and wholeness with this mindfulness based approach to self discovery.

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Jeremy McAllister

Licensed Professional Counselor

Hakomi is a nonviolent, collaborative, mindful process, providing and allowing multiple ways to map your internal experience, change core beliefs, and integrate conflicting parts of self.

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Zeyah Roge (She/Her and They/Them)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA, MFT Intern, LMT, RYT-500

I completed the Hakomi training through the META institute in Portland, OR, where I continue to receive training and one-on-one mentoring in the method. I also took a couples training with Gal Szekely, a Hakomi instructor out of San Francisco, whose speciality is working with multicultural couples.

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Jessica Barnese

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

The Hakomi Method is a present-focused, experiential approach to therapy that uses mindfulness, touch, and movement. Central to my practice is my use of The Hakomi Method to assist my clients in seeing themselves more.

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Sasha Strong (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I use Hakomi to help my clients access the wisdom of the body in the present moment, and to overcome their obstacles in a nonviolent way that respects the organicity of who they are. I have interned at the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic and began training in Hakomi in 2010.

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Kellie Supriano

Licensed Professional Counselor

In addition to having a strong mindfulness/yoga based practice of my own for many years, I completed training with the META (Mindful Experiential Therapeutic Applications) clinic in Portland.

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