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somatic and mindfulness based therapy +

somatic experiencing®

 
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Hi, I'm Ocean.

 

I'm a somatic and mindfulness based therapist and somatic experiencing® practitioner.  I'm also a gardener, dog and cat papa and avid outdoorsman.  In another lifetime, I was an organic farmer in New England.  I have a dedicated spiritual practice that includes daily meditation and study, as well as Jewish spiritual practice, ritual, social justice work, and community building.  I am queer and trans, and have worked extensively with the LGBTQ community as both a clinician and activist.  I identify as an anti racist white Jew, and am committed to my task as a white person to unlearn racism and dismantle white supremacy.

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specialities

life transitions                       

  career and life direction

  grief and loss
  relationship support + changes
  feeling stuck, blocked, or lost

somatic resiliency

  increasing connection to the body

  supporting nervous system regulation

  connecting to your fullest most embodied self

  expanding your capacity for change and          

  the unknown

 

spirituality + mindfulness
  exploring values, meaning + purpose
  cultivating connection to your guiding beliefs       being present with change and uncertainty   

  increasing mindful awareness + presence in    

  life

personal growth                               

  building self esteem + self confidence
  uncovering wants, needs + desires
  cultivating healthy boundaries
  making changes + taking risks
  accessing + expanding creativity

 
 

education + training

Antioch University Los Angeles
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
> concentration in social justice and intersectional feminist approach to counseling
Los Angeles LGBT Center Mental Health Services
>completed two year clinical internship
Brown University
Bachelor of Arts
Pyschobiology of Systemic Oppression
with Anne Phillips
Somatic Experiencing® International
Somatic Experiencing Practicioner Certification
>three year specialized training in trauma resolution and body centered therapy
Somatic Resilience and Regulation
with Kathy Kain and Stephen Terrell
Somatic Experiencing® International Assistant
>teaching assistant for SE trainings of future SE practicioners
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
>certification
Nefesh White Jewish Anti Racist Training

approach

As a somatic based therapist, I emphasize the knowledge of the body and the nervous system to guide our work together.  We will delve into your feelings, thoughts, goals and desires, with a mindful attention to the experience of your body and the felt sense.  Through mindfulness and somatic attunement, I will support you to strengthen the connections between your heart, mind, and body and to feel more grounded, regulated, resilient, trusting and free.

 

My passion is to support you to connect with and come into greater alignment with your authentic, intuitive self--to become more fully you!  In our work together, I provide a safe and dynamic space to explore the issues and beliefs that may underlie the challenges in your life, while attending to your experience in the moment on a physical, emotional and energetic level.  By emphasizing your mindful and somatic experience in the here and now, I support you to connect with and build your body's innate capacity towards self-regulation, presence, and ease.

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fees 

My fee is $150 per 50 minute session.  I do not take insurance at this time.  I offer a sliding scale for a limited number of clients, based on need and circumstance.

20 percent of earnings are donated to BIPOC led organizations and activists that promote liberation and justice for people of color, as well as direct aid for BIPOC community.

CONTACT ME

I offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation. We can discuss any questions and explore if we are a good fit to work together.

 

Send a message to schedule your free consult.