Aaron Finbloom

Aaron Finbloom (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

PhD

I practice parts work - therapeutic, artistic and embodied practices that provide transformation by working with our non-singular selves.

Client Status

accepting clients

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $40-$100

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Are you dissatisfied with normal "talk therapy"? Are you someone who is open to embodied, imaginative, creative and playful therapeutic approaches? Are you someone who is curious about yourself, your relationships and your world? My sessions are an emergent relational process. My overall goal is transformation via exploration. We are co-explorers on a journey investigating personal, psychological, spiritual and existential facets of your life/self/world.

My Background and Approach

To do parts work is to investigate our inner system of parts to more deeply understand them and thereby understand ourself. It is to find parts that are marginalized and help them feel accepted. It is to be a self-therapist for our inner family of parts and help them get along. It is to develop and strengthen parts that are missing or neglected. It is to gain greater awareness of our parts as they interface with the world. It is to be less controlled by our parts. It is to give "problematic" parts love, care, nourishment and acceptance so that they too can transform. My sessions integrate techniques of Psychodrama, Parts Mapping, Visioning, and Circling in an emergent relational process guided by the trauma-informed lens of Internal Family Systems (IFS). To read more about these practices, please go to my Parts Work website listed below.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

For as long as I can remember I've been in love with questions. I adore the play of investigation – the curious back and forth that leads deeply and joyfully into the unknown. But this investigation gets even more fruitful when it looks into who and what we are, and when it leans into the emotions of this journey and the connection and intimacy between us curious humans. My foundational ethic is to foster curiosity, care and play towards our darknesses, and I believe this is what brings growth, transformation, healing and goodness in our world. Investigating my own inner parts, and learning how to hold them with tenderness and care, has had a tremendous impact on my own life, and I'm so very drawn to help others along this path. I hold a PhD in relational practice from Concordia University's Interdisciplinary Humanities & Fine Arts Program. I have received trainings in both Circling and Psychodrama. My sessions are deeply inspired by the trauma-informed practice of IFS.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Art Therapy External link

    I work with Psychodrama and Visioning practices, which help bring a client into dramatic or imaginative representation of inner and external roles. These practices help significantly aid in expression, depth-work and distancing.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    I work within an IFS model. This model helps to identify parts, un-blend them, and then find access to self-energy to provide relief to burdened managers and exiles.

  • Relational  External link

    I use Circling (an authentic relating practice) and Non-Violent Communication to work directly with clients in a relational setting, whereby we address issues, problems and facets of experience that are felt in the "here-and-now" relationship between client and therapist.

  • Existential External link

    With training in existential and philosophical counseling, I assist clients in delving into deeper questions that frame the contours of life, world and sense of self.

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