Somatic Based Therapy

Somatic Therapy is a specific type of trauma therapies that are based on the idea that trauma is stored in the body & Nervous system, thus healing trauma must also focus on the same place.  Somatic therapy is considered a ‘bottom up” approach in that the therapeutic begins with body sensations and information acquired from the Limbic system (automatic responses) rather than beginning with the rational or cognitive processing techniques (Top-down therapies like CBT or other skills based or talk therapies).  In Somatic Therapies, clients are taught to address their physical responses first through different techniques which helping them to learn to stay in the present moment and learn to create a sense of safety in their bodies, before moving into the Top-down processing therapies.

Examples of Somatic Therapies include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Somatic Experiencing and experiential therapy.


My favorite part about working with Lauren is the creativity and passion she brings to our work. She provides me with so many resources to help deepen the work we do both in and out of sessions, and she’s helped me truly connect back to my body.
Lauren has completely changed my life for the better. She continues to help me make strides towards becoming the person I would like to be and creates a safe space for me to continue to heal each and every day.
I have enjoyed therapy much more than I ever expected due to Lauren. We have been working together for a year now, and although I still see a lot of work to be done, I believe I have made tremendous progress with her. I have recommended so many close friends to her for their personal journey to healing. You won’t regret the decision to have her walk with you to finding yourself and bettering your life!