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Synthesizing Somatic Psychotherapy, expressive art, equine therapy, depth psychology, Gestalt, and trauma informed practices. 

At Innerlight Therapy, we offer Individual, Couples, and Family Psychotherapy.

One hour session: Sliding scale $90-$150


Insurance: Medi-cal : Anthem, Medi-cal : Blue Cross, MHN, California Health and Wellness

Somatic Psychotherapy

Somatic psychotherapy is the practice of learning to tap into your felt sense (sensing from the inside out) in any given situation. Somatic Experiencing is a model of therapy created by Peter Levine, that gives tools for opening a dialogue with the body, uncovering the ways the body has held, shut down, frozen up, in response to stress, tension, trauma. By listening and slowing down, we can begin to find resilience, and resolve unprocessed traumas and difficult life experiences. Through finding authentic resources to hold the pain, we can transform deep seated patterns of protection that have kept us stuck in trauma response, and anxiety, and start living with more authenticity and vitality. Mindfulness teaches presence, acceptance and compassion and is imperative for navigating the uncertainty of life.

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Embodied Equine Psychotherapy

Embodied Equine Psychotherapy™ was developed by Åsa Woodman, founder of The Institute for Equine Assisted Practices INC.

Embodied Equine Psychotherapy™ combines somatic therapy, yoga philosphy, and gestalt. At its core, Embodied Equine Psychotherapy™ is about whole being living, listening to our body’s intelligence, and true connection to others.

 EEP™ is an experiential, somatic and relational approach to working with clients. In these sessions you will explore how you relate to others, move through layers of old beliefs, traumas and protective barriers to find - who you are NOW. From this place you can make choices that are aligned in the moment. From here you will feel both powerful and soft, free and connected.

EMDR and Brainspotting 

EMDR ( Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is an evidenced based model for trauma processing, and found to be highly effective in the treatment of PTSD , chronic stress, chronic pain, addictions, shame, and changing unwanted beliefs and behaviors. Through tools of EMDR we can bring more stability, reframe negative thinking and develop resources for resilience and self acceptance.

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.

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