Sensorimotor

Sensorimotor therapy is a gentle, body-centered therapeutic practice developed by Pat Ogden. Often used to treat clients suffering from the effects of trauma, abuse, or emotional pain, sensorimotor therapy draws from somatic therapy and Hakomi therapy as well as cognitive behavior therapy. Therapists who specialize in sensorimotor therapy help clients to use mindfulness to identify the physical ways their bodies react when reflecting on a trauma. By identifying these physical patterns, clients can begin to create resources within themselves to overcome fears and develop a stronger sense of safety.

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Stephanie Caballero (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

M.A., LMFT

I am trained and certified in DIR/Floortime.

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Sarah Howeth (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Present-moment experience is used, with special attention on body sensations. This modality can be especially powerful when there is trauma. Bringing mindful attention to body sensations allows trauma activation to processed in a manageable way.

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Marina Nelson, MC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Oregon LPC, Washington LMHC

I have completed certificates for Levels 1 (trauma & emotional regulation) & 2 (relationship and attachment issues). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (originated by Pat Ogden), has its roots in Hakomi and incorporates neuroscience.

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Jamie Lee (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

R8732

I am a Level 1 Certified Sensorimotor Therapist. This approach allows clients to contact and engage their body in the emotional healing from trauma.

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Laura Riley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

You will cultivate the practice of slowing down to explore and witness with mindful awareness your embodied experience. Through embodied awareness, in connection with another, you will begin to be aware of the unconscious and unresolved patterns living in the body-mind that impact healthy relationships and being fully aligned with the open heart. With compassionate awareness you can begin to heal, resolve and feel more empowered in how you choose to relate to yourself, others and the earth.

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Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, LMHC

My work does not look like regular talk therapy - I invite a lot of somatic exercises, movement, and play to shake up those patterned responses that have been holding you back. Working somatically allows us to reach below the surface and identify the roots of our struggles Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Level 1: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Responses, and Trauma Memory Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Level 2: Developmental Injury & Attachment.

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Julio Iñiguez (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CGACII, CADCI

Sensorimotor Therapy is body-based talk therapy, integrating current findings from neuroscience and attachment theory to transform traumatic memories into strengths and resources for you. It works with developmental trauma, such as overly critical parents, as well as acute trauma like abuse, violence, or serious physical injury. With a big focus on mindfulness, appropriate pacing, and trusting the wisdom of your body, Sensorimotor Therapy can help re-negotiate your relationship with your body.

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Peggy Fulda

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sensorimotor says that your body's sensations, your emotions, and your thoughts all hold value and important information necessary for your recovery and wellbeing. Getting out of your head, out of your thoughts and into your body may allow you to access new routes to healing.

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Naomi Painter (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, an outgrowth of Hakomi method, dives deeper into the neurological and physical effects of trauma. Sensorimotor psychotherapy (SP) is a holistic approach to healing trauma or unhealthy attachment patterns formed in early childhood. It integrates the body and movement into traditional talk therapy to address and heal ongoing psychological and physical difficulties, and is considered a “body-centered talking therapy."

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Andrew Griffes

Professional Counselor

MA

Trauma is a common issue in today's world, where events that threaten our life or our sense of self are met with a quick-fix culture that overlooks the body's natural healing capacity. In this approach to healing, I work with you to develop body awareness and allow your body's impulse toward completing the interrupted fight/flight response at the root of so many symptoms associated with trauma.

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