Couples Counseling and Therapy in Berkeley, CA

Rose Schweig, LMFT
Somatic Therapy in Berkeley, CA

Somatic Therapy can empower you with a greater sense of connection and vitality

At times your emotions are overwhelming, causing your chest to feel heavy or your heart to race.

I’m here to guide you in understanding the messages from your mind, body and emotions enabling you to find a clear path towards growth and healing

Tuning into what your body is telling you can lead to healing.

As a child, I prioritized actions that I believed would earn me love and approval, often neglecting my own needs. This pattern persisted into adulthood and I can still feel the pain of this in my chest, when I choose to listen. 

Automatic thoughts and behaviors, shaped by the belief that others’ needs outweighed my own, still influence me today. Learning to tune into what my body was communicating supported my healing, and I believe this approach can help you too.

You’d like to feel more relaxed and able to find your flow.

In our work together let’s go beyond thoughts to uncover underlying emotions and reveal a wealth of insights. We will explore your internal landscape and illuminate your unique path to healing. 

Utilizing both the body and mind will serve as a guide to understand experiences of dismissal, isolation and hurt and provide the nurturing you lacked in your formative years.

As a sensitive person, you experience everything deeply.

Your sensitivity may present challenges in both relationships and professional settings. Human beings inherently long for love and connection, and when this need isn’t met, it can be deeply distressing. I’ll guide you to cultivate compassion for vulnerable parts of yourself and help you recognize your sensitivity as a strength and a valuable indicator of your needs and desires.

You deserve to know and love your authentic self

Somatic therapy can help you gain awareness of your inner thoughts, emotions, memories and bodily sensations. You don’t need to feel ashamed of who you are or to change in order to be loved. My role is to guide you in uncovering your authentic self and embracing it, as this is your greatest gift to share with the world.

Reestablishing your deep and loving connection is possible.

You were initially drawn to your partner for compelling reasons, likely experiencing a strong felt sense and positive connection as a couple. Now you’ve come to a place that feels stuck and you’re uncertain about the way forward. Drawing from both mental and physical insights can offer invaluable support as you navigate your path to growth.

Utilizing both the mind and body as tools for insight and growth is essential.

As your therapist, I would encourage mindfulness of your experience, fostering insights into conflicts within your relationship and how your personal histories impact you. 

Connecting thoughts, feelings and body sensations provides a complete picture of what you’re experiencing as individuals and in partnership. This approach can facilitate change at a nervous system level, going deeper than analyzing any story.

I can support you to rediscover your flow ~ both individually and with your partner.

Reach out today to learn how I can help.

Accessing the body and mind together creates the strongest possible synthesis for growth and healing.

Somatic Therapy can be helpful if you’re dealing with:

  • Irritability
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Emotional overwhelm
  • Challenging patterns in relationships
  • Feeling worthless or like you don’t belong
  • Self-sabotage
  • Feelings of shame
  • Longing for authentic connection

This is how I can support you ...

Together, let’s explore the underlying roots of your challenges and address lingering wounds. By attending to your bodily sensations, even those not consciously recognized, we can uncover valuable insights. Through the therapeutic process, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and bodily experiences, fostering true self-awareness and healing.

Imagine slowing down your racing thoughts, feeling lighter, and experiencing deeper connections in your relationships.

I’ll assist you to use the power of somatic therapy to help you feel more grounded and less locked in conflict with your partner. With my nurturing presence, you’ll feel safe to share vulnerably, fostering deeper healing. I believe in the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and emotions, without hierarchy. 

Through this process we’ll explore how past experiences shaped your tendency to prioritize others over yourself and we’ll cultivate self-compassion to help you gain a clearer sense of your desires and needs.

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