As a Somatic therapist, you can expect me to work with you in a gentle, empathetic, and non-judgmental manner to help you connect with your body's innate wisdom and capacity to heal from trauma and stress. During our sessions, I will guide you to become more aware of your physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts, and to explore the underlying meaning and messages that they hold.
Areas of Expertise
Anxiety is more than just a mental or emotional experience. While anxious thoughts and feelings are certainly a part of the picture, anxiety can also manifest in the body as physical sensations and reactions. Together we will identify the physical sensations associated with anxiety, such as tension, racing heart, shortness of breath, and stomach discomfort. You will gain greater control over your anxiety and reduce the impact it has on your daily life.
The way we feel about ourselves is often reflected in the way we hold ourselves physically, and working with the body can be an effective way to improve self-esteem. By becoming more aware of physical sensations, such as posture, breath, and muscle tension, you will learn to identify areas where self-esteem may be lacking.
Trauma is not just a psychological experience, but also a bodily one. Traumatic experiences can become lodged in the body as physical sensations, and without proper processing, they can continue to affect an individual long after the traumatic event has passed. Together we will use the body as a tool to access and release stored trauma. I will support you in developing a greater sense of resilience and well-being in the aftermath of trauma.
Relationships & Attachment
Our early experiences with caregivers and in relationships can shape the way we relate to others throughout our lives.Together we will develop a greater understanding of your attachment patterns and how these patterns impact your relationships. You will gain insight into how these experiences have shaped your current attachment style.
Through my process, you can expect to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences, and to learn practical tools and techniques to regulate your nervous system, release tension and stress, and restore a sense of safety, calm, and wholeness. I will also support you in exploring and resolving any emotional or psychological blocks that may be contributing to your symptoms or limiting your growth and potential.
Together, we will create a safe and nurturing space where you can feel seen, heard, and validated, and where you can gradually restore a sense of trust and connection with yourself, others, and the world around you. My goal as a Somatic therapist is to help you tap into your innate resilience, vitality, and creativity, and to support you in living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Meeting with Rachel has been one of the best things in my life and has always reminded me that no matter how hard things get, I will be ok. I have marveled at how effortless Rachel is able to pivot between multiple areas – be it social anxiety, self-sabotage, relationships with parents, friends, and understanding how to overcome food urges. Rachel has been one of my biggest support systems.”
“Rachel helped me navigate my 'tangled' thoughts and helped me build my self-esteem, confidence and the way I looked at myself and the world around me. She helped me trust in the process, and helped me work on the tiny little things which had the biggest of impact on my life. She quite literally helped me change my life around and find myself. I can't find a word to express my gratitude enough.”
“Rachel’s helped me with setting boundaries, approaching intimacy in a safe way and honestly just being kinder to myself and building confidence. A lot of my issues I’ll never be “cured” from but Rachel has helped me find tools to navigate the world and better understand myself with kindness and cut down on the critical negative self talk. 10/10 would recommend”