Body-Centered Counseling

May you choose outrageous actions
that challenge who you are
and encourage who you are becoming.

May you take one step, however small,

toward that which you have always longed for.
Now is the “right time.”

 

~Shiloh Sophia

I am passionate about tending to a person’s complex entirety—the whole person.  For me this means being attentive to and acknowledging the interconnection between biological, social, emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects.  I see learning, growth, and change as requiring experiences, integration, discussion, and embodiment.

 

I have a creative approach to therapy; using what is valid and useful from many different areas to fit the specific needs of the client.  I believe in the clients’ potential for growth and healing in an atmosphere and therapeutic relationship which is authentic, caring, sensitive, consistent, and non-judgmental.

 

Somatic Psychotherapy works with the immediate present, felt-sense, working to directly touch into and access issues at their core.  Specifically, Dance/Movement Therapy serves to connect, align, and explore the relationship between body, mind, and spirit.  It is based upon the understanding that the body and mind are not separate entities, but rather intelligently and intricately woven expressions of our whole self.  Inherent in this approach is the understanding that all of our experiences are filtered and experienced through our bodies.  Therefore, our bodies contain a storehouse and wealth of information that is available at any moment.  Dance/Movement Therapy provides critical non-verbal approaches and interventions, which have the ability to move, heal and integrate unconscious material. 

 

My programs and services support children, adolescents, adults, groups, and couples in re-creating a positive and powerful relationship with their own bodies.  Through respect, awareness, and gentleness individuals can regain a sense of trust and joy in the innate wisdom and knowledge of their body. 

 

Movement, mindfulness, and play will be used to create space and freedom for informed and expanded choices and actions.  Dance/Movement Therapy helps to integrate inner wisdom and knowing with outer life, action and understanding—cultivating creativity, freedom, wildness, expansiveness, and expression of one’s full, multi-dimensional, and incredibly complex self.   

 

As a survivor of PTSD and an individual who suffers from chronic pain, Live Your Light body-centered counseling is exactly the type of healing method I have needed.  With LeAnn’s gentle and supportive approach, I am able to explore and reframe former painful experiences in a healing and empowering way. I am so grateful that LeAnn is available for distance healing sessions! What a novel experience to be far apart geographically and yet so near energetically and closely held in a safe and caring space! 

Teresa, California