Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy has been rated as a highly effective therapy for treating PTSD, emotional reactivity disorders and dissociation, even in cases where people have been unable to successfully heal with other approaches. In cases of severe trauma, people are sometimes unable to access their cognitive processing centres indirectly, have found relief through Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which accesses it directly.

Somatic healing addresses the physiological elements of a traumatic experience. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy combines cognitive processing mechanisms with the emotional mechanisms  to deal with traumatic situations.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy therapists guide clients through a physical healing journey where the client uses his or her own body as a resource for recovery. It offers a dynamic, elegant and fluid body therapy which allows clients to draw wisdom from their inner strength and knowledge for effective relief.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Vanessa Fernando

M.S.W., RSW
I work primarily with folks who have experienced trauma, including sexual assault; intimate partner violence; childhood abuse; and/or the impacts of systemic oppression (such as racism, ableism, transphobia and... Read more

Melanie Gemeinhardt

M.Ed., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor dedicated to providing a confidential, respectful, and supportive environment for exploring and resolving a broad range of personal concerns and challenges. I provide short and long... Read more

Eva DeHaas

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Eva DeHaas, Registered Psychologist (#2074) Eva brings warmth, compassion and self-awareness to the therapy room. She draws from a broad skill set ranging from shorter term, skill based interventions to more in-... Read more

Neora Snitz

M.S.W., RCSW
Exciting news! I currently have 3 sliding scales spots available. I see clients in Vancouver and Richmond.  Everyone deserves to be heard, to be understood, and to have someone with them when the world doesn... Read more

Diana Kollar

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M.A., RCC
Diana loves helping people achieve fulfilling and healthy relationships with themselves as well with others.  Her compassion creates a supportive atmosphere where her clients can safely embark on a journey of self-... Read more

Joy Schellenberg

M.A., RCC
My name is Joy Schellenberg and I’m a registered clinical counsellor with offices in Vancouver and Burnaby. Are you Tired of the Pain and Turmoil in Your life? It’s likely you’ve been struggling... Read more

Daphne Georghiou

MFT, RCC
Get help from a seasoned, clinically trained psychotherapist in downtown Vancouver, with over 20 years of experience supporting individuals, couples and families cultivate inner balance and create a path to finding... Read more

Laura Montgomery

M.S.W., RSW
I deeply believe in your potential for self-understanding, healing and growth - within you, in your relationships and in your life circumstances. It takes a desire for real change, as well as suffering and challenging... Read more

Heather MacPherson

M.A., RCC
My passion lies in assisting individuals to live their lives to their fullest potential.  I believe that creating a safe space for individuals to explore their lives and that building a strong therapeutic... Read more

Fernanda Souza

Ph.D. (cand), RCC
Challenging events? Life changes? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Needing balance?  Struggling with anxiety, relationships, depression, grief, decisions, performance?  Looking forward to getting to where you want to be... Read more

Robbie-Roberta Chesick

M.Couns., RCC
Robbie Chesick (MA, MC, RCC) is a registered clinical counsellor­­­­­­­­­, level II sensorimotor psychotherapist, and certified meditation instructor.  She sees clients... Read more

Bhupie Dulay

M.A., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I am committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and respectful space. With creativity, flexibility, and intention we co-create... Read more
There are many reasons why the bonds of our relationships may start to weaken. Perhaps you have been hit with major life changes that no one expected: grief and loss, acute or chronic illness, or overwhelming... Read more

Katherine Kortikow

M.Ed., CCC
I have been in the helping profession for 30 years and have experience working in a variety of therapeutic and clinical settings. I have been in private practice for 24 years. In my life and in my work, I... Read more

Naomi Kolinsky

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M.Ed., RCC
Are you finding it hard to get past events that happened to you long ago? Do you find yourself turning to food, alcohol, drugs, or relationships to escape painful feelings and cope with your life? Do you find... Read more

Daniela Escolar

M.A., RCC
I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor affiliated with the BC Association for Clinical Counsellors with a Masters in Counselling Psychology.  I have been providing counselling to individuals and couples for over... Read more

Jasmine McMurray

M.A., RCC
My name is Jasmine and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I hold a MA in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, and a BA from the University of the Fraser Valley. I see clients in my office at Evolution... Read more

Jan McNeill

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M.A., RCC
Jan is a registered clinical counsellor seeing people in the Central Island area, located in Nanaimo. Jan has been a counselling therapist for over a decade and in the field of social services for longer than 20 years... Read more

Barbara Harris

Ph.D., RSW
CERTIFIED EMDR Therapist EMDRIA Approved Consultant  Do you feel  stuck in patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving which are detrimental to your life goals? overly anxious or nervous... Read more

Joyce Barwis

, RCC
  Joyce Barwis is a Masters Level Registered Clinical Counsellor providing the support you need to make significant, fundamental, and lasting change in your life. With over 35 years of practice behind her, Joyce... Read more

Ginnie Cramer

MC, RCC
Ginnie Cramer is a BCACC Registered Clinical Counseller with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle. Ginnie values each client as an individual and acknowledges his or her unique... Read more

Sharon Southey

M.A., RCC
Sharon Southey is a skilled professional with a nursing background, who has been counselling since 1992. She is careful about her private practice and likes to work with individuals who are teenage or adult, families of... Read more

Patrick Myers

Ph.D., R.Psych
  Is life pushing you too hard? Do you feel like you can't keep up? Do you worry too much? Is your mind always racing? Do you find you no longer enjoy doing the things you once did? Do you... Read more

Joelle Lazar

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    • Online booking
M.Couns., RCC
It is an honour to earn my clients trust, and to use my skills in service of their growth. I draw from a wealth of training and experience to meet your unique needs, and to spearhead meaningful change. Successful... Read more

Misha Gitberg

M.A., RCC
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor Misha has enjoyed the privilege of helping people over the last 25 years. He is known to provide compassionate, attentive and spacious presence to help you heal and find meaning,... Read more

Jennifer Scott

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M.A., RSW
Are you living the life you want? Are you feeling sad, angry, anxious, or scared? Are you stuck, sleepless, or just tired of it all? Are you recovering from a trauma or loss, struggling in relationships, and ... Read more

Alma Vaugeois

M.A., RCC
You Don't Have to let Anxiety Run Your Life!Are you struggling in your life with anxiety or fear that you can't manage ?Does your anxiety keep you from following your dreams and creating the life you want ?... Read more

Leanne Cuddington

M.A., RCC
Leanne is a Registered Clinical Counsellor based in Kitsilano. She obtained her Master’s degree in Somatic Counselling Psychology from Naropa University, Colorado and she has specialized credentials in Body... Read more

Devony Baugh

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M.Couns., RCC
I value people and I care deeply for those that I work with.  I believe change, growth and healing are possible and that people are naturally wired for such progress.   At the same time, I recognize... Read more

Pardeep Atwal

M.C., RCC
Pardeep Atwal, CCC, RCC, holds a Master’s degree in counselling psychology. Pardeep continues her professional development and has recently acquired further trauma training acquiring her EMDR and Sensory Motor... Read more