3585 Maple St., Suite 289, Ventura, CA 93003, US

(805) 223-5219

somatic psychotherapy

somatic psychotherapy

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Somatic Psychotherapy

I work with adults on issues of stress, anxiety, and relationship concerns all the time, and support those who are facing major life challenges, including loss of loved ones and traumatic experiences. Regardless of life circumstance or history, my goal is to help my clients reduce stress and overwhelm in the nervous system, and increase a sense of stability and well-being through somatic (body based) approaches.  

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing, pioneered by Dr. Peter Levine, is a naturalistic form of healing that helps release physiological activation from the body. Very often this process reduces symptoms of stress in the nervous  system and helps stabilize the body and mind.

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Somatic Experiencing Assistant, and an Approved SE Session Provider at the Beginning Level. I receive ongoing Master level training and consultation in this modality. 

SE Approved Session Provider

For students of Somatic Experiencing, I am an Approved Session Provider at the Beginning Level.

If you are interested in completing some or all of your individual session requirements with me, please email or call me to discuss scheduling options. I can provide SE sessions without having to place you on my wait list for new clients.

Somatic Focused EMDR

 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR involves using Bi-Lateral Stimulation while targeting distressing material, and impacts the way the brain processes, generally increasing objectivity and a sense of resolution.  I am a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association. From 2015 -2019, I assisted Craig Penner, LMFT, SEP in training other therapists in Somatic Focused EMDR Therapy.  

Touch Skills for Trauma Therapy

Through Kathy Kain, MA, and Stephen Terrell, PsyD, I am trained in Touch Skills for Trauma Therapists and Somatic Resilience and Regulation. These approaches utilize somatic touch, resiliency, awareness building, and self-regulation skills, especially helpful in addressing developmental trauma. 

I am also currently studying this modality with Alaine Duncan, LAc, SEP to better integrate Five Element theory with touch work for trauma treatment. To learn more, you may be interested in reading The Tao of Trauma by Alaine Duncan and Kathy Kain, and Nurturing Resilience by  Stephen Terrell and Kathy Kain.


To learn more about Somatic Experiencing, go to www.traumahealing.org or read Dr. Peter Levine's book In An Unspoken Voice. To learn more about EMDR, visit www.emdria.org.  You can learn more about the impact of trauma on the nervous system, and various trauma therapies to mitigate its impact, by reading Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score. 

To contact me, call or text 805-223-5219, or email me at jeanlampert@gmail.com