somatic and mindfulness based therapy +
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.
career and life direction
grief and loss
relationship support + changes
feeling stuck, blocked, or lost
increasing connection to the body
supporting nervous system regulation
connecting to your fullest most embodied self
expanding your capacity for change and
spirituality + mindfulness
exploring values, meaning + purpose
cultivating connection to your guiding beliefs being present with change and uncertainty
increasing mindful awareness + presence in
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
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
Nefesh White Jewish Anti Racist Training
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.
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.
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.