Are you a therapist?
Yes, but my methods look different than many talk therapists, who take a top-down approach. Top-down means working primarily and explicitly with thoughts and story in order to influence your psychological health. I take the opposite approach (usually): working directly with the body to create psychological health. What is the body trying to tell us through its impulses, pains, joys, and sensations? Its messages may be hidden from the conscious mind. I don't even need to know your story in order to create profound change in your system.
Many therapists are also "solutions-focused," trying to ameliorate symptoms as quickly as possible (something insurance companies like to see). I am more "exploration-focused," meaning it is more important to me that you get to know yourself intimately and create health at the root, rather than seeing you as something that needs to be fixed.
What does a first session look like?
I don't usually do an intake session (though I will send you some optional preliminary questions before our first session). Instead, I see what is alive for you when you show up. I like to get started right away, and I believe that any topic will be a path into your psychic matrix, where all parts of you are connected. It's not necessary to work in a linear way or work with your hardest issues head-on—in fact, sometimes taking an indirect approach works better!
How often do people see you? Is there a commitment?
Most clients see me once a week, but some see me every other week, once a month, or on an as-needed basis. The frequency is totally up to you, depending on your resources and needs. You are welcome to try a session or two with no commitment. In fact, there is never a commitment because you may stop at any time, but if you've been seeing me for a while and would like to stop, I do appreciate having a closure session.
What's your cancellation policy?
If you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, I charge the full appointment fee.
If I ordered a downloadable product, when will I receive it?
You should have access to the product right away on the website, as well as receive an email with a Download link. If you do not, please email me at emma @ somaticspiritualcounseling.com.
If I am not happy with my downloadable product, can I receive a refund?
Yes. See my Return Policy for more information.