Laine Williams - LCSW
- Offers sessions in-person and online
Laine believes that through somatic therapy you will learn how to hold pain and overwhelm in the body without shutting down, eventually creating release and restoration.
Do you feel emotionally numb? Or perhaps feel your emotions are too big? Do you wonder how to feel greater joy and let go of wounds that don’t seem to resolve no matter what you try? I practice a style of counseling called somatic psychotherapy. Somatic therapy is a body-centric approach to therapy that guides you to notice sensations in your body as a way of exploring emotions and beliefs. This approach is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to feel their emotions more deeply without being consumed by them. It works extremely well for PTSD, chronic depression, mood disorders, and panic/ anxiety.
I pair talk therapy with practical tools like breathe work, visualizations, and mindfulness techniques to help you notice your thoughts and the way your body feels. Your physiology is speaking the language of emotion constantly, but we often find ways to numb, suppress, or distance ourselves from that awareness.
Through somatic therapy you will learn how to hold pain and overwhelm in the body without shutting down, eventually creating release and restoration. When we can hold space for challenging emotions, we also open ourselves to greater layers of intuition, creativity, and joy.