Somatic Psychotherapy and Mindful Bodywork: Tools for Vibrant Living
Why Choose a Holistic Approach?
Your stress response affects all your body systems. 70 - 90 % of doctor visits are stress-related (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists). Yet many people under stress feel disconnected from their bodies until they start to feel some form of pain or discomfort.
Therapies that don't include connecting with the body are missing out!
A highly trained practitioner in body-mind and holistic approaches, I offer Somatic Psychotherapy and Mindful Bodywork to help you reconnect with yourself and get support so you can make the changes you want to make.
What People Are Saying About Alissa's Work
"Alissa creates a safe space and projects warmth, caring & openness." S.B., Actor & Teacher, Berkeley, CA
"I always feel that Alissa's attention is fully present with me. She has a genuine interest in hearing my concerns and helps me articulate my feelings by asking gentle & pertinent questions." L.L., Nurse, Novato, CA
"That felt magical!" E.M., Jeweler & Artist, Oakland, CA
When difficulties are too much to handle or when the next level of growth seems just out of reach, you may find yourself living with pain and stress. While some stress in life helps people grow, chronic stress has a negative effect on your mind, body, emotions and spirit. Your relationships probably suffer too. Under stress, you may find yourself using old mental, physical and emotional coping tools to survive and yet still feel powerless to make the changes you want to make.
Through Somatic Psychotherapy or Mindful Bodywork I can help you get centered and gain perspective in mind, body, emotions and spirit. As your therapeutic ally, I offer a supportive, warm presence so you can explore your difficulties, feel heard, and imagine new possibilities. I'll help you discover (or rediscover) your strengths. I'll also help you gain simple yet powerful tools to live a more vibrant joyful life.
I'd like to help you get back in touch with the joys of being alive.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" --Mary Oliver