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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Rachel Bagley, MS, NCC, LPC (she/her)

Licensed 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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Dasia Star (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

Using this mindful, somatic approach, we will connect with conscious and unconscious parts of your experience. As we explore your experience, I may invite you to experiment with different approaches to connecting with yourself and your emotions. This method of care can help you connect to deeper core material and change limiting beliefs.

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Alicia Banister

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Paul "River" Fagan, M.A. (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Sarah Howeth (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Hakomi Therapy uses present-moment experience, like thoughts, body sensations, feelings, etc., to elucidate “core material” (unconscious ways of being in the world) and transform it, often through mindful experiments. You can view a list of Hakomi training I have completed here: https://radicalrelatingtherapy.com/background

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Jordan Curtis (He/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

I am a graduate of the META (Mindfulness Experiential Therapy Approaches) Institute & have been practicing somatic-based mindfulness-based experiential therapy (Hakomi and Hakomi derivative therapies) since 2019. I have been practicing meditation daily since my first meditation retreat in 2015, and am happy to share this skill with clients. My mindfulness approach is attachment and trauma-informed, as mindfulness requires sensitivity and can be challenging or triggering for some clients.

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Danielle Davis (they/them)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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Sarah Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, LMHC

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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Gabby Hancher (they/them)

Professional Counselor Associate

Registered Associate, MA

I utilize a variety of somatic and attachment based techniques with Hakomi, or mindfulness based experiential therapy, as my main modality. During a Hakomi session, you may have your eyes closed while we develop your ability to be mindfully aware of yourself. This helps us to listen to the wisdom of your body and reprocess underlying core beliefs on a neurological level.

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Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CHT

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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Jane Flanagan (they/them)

Professional Counselor Associate

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Fatema Rashid (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate, R6840

Hakomi incorporates parts work, somatic and mindfulness techniques, and a whole person approach to healing.

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Sasha Strong (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC

I use Hakomi to help you access the wisdom of the body in the present moment, and to overcome your obstacles in a non-violent way that respects the organicity of who you are. Hakomi can involve touch, but doesn't have to, and touch is always totally consensual and optional. I trained in Hakomi from 2010 to 2018 and completed a post-Master's internship at the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic in Portland, OR under the supervision of Donna Roy.

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Amanda Ball (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

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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Bonnie Singman (She/her)

Professional Counselor

LPC, PSEP

Hakomi is grounded in five principles: mindfulness, nonviolence, organicity, unity and body-mind holism. We support defenses that may arise and see them as important protectors, trust and follow what is arising in your mind/body/spirit with no agenda, and explore what arises using experiments that offer real change experiences in the present moment.

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Greta Reitinger (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Hakomi is a mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. It offers a powerful 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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Stuart Malkin (he/him/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, 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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Annie Vail (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Hakomi Therapist (CHT)

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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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Naomi Painter (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Hakomi is a form of somatic therapy consisting of guided self-study that uses mindfulness to access traumatic memories and harmful beliefs encoded in the body - those places in your body where you feel restless, uncomfortable, ill, or just plain “don’t go there.” Hakomi brings together the wisdom of Buddhist and Taoist teachings with modern scientific findings on how the brain changes itself through experience, not just talking about it.

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Melissa Yeary (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, CHT

I am a Certified Hakomi Therapist. Hakomi is 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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Sara Eden Gally (they/them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA Couple & Family Therapy

The somatic & mindful approach to integration practiced in Hakomi is a resource that I bring to each of my sessions. I trained at the Hakomi M.E.T.A. Institute of Portland.

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Kellie Supriano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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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James Reling (he/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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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Robin Bodhi (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Attended one year of Comprehensive studies of at the Hakomi Institute (2018) in Portland, OR. The META training covers aspects such as Hakomi (Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy), Attachment, Recreation of the Self.

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