About Me

As a therapist, my clients have described me as intuitive, grounded, straight-talking, quirky and kind. I would add introspective, insatiably curious, nerdy, and a deep listener. I enjoy working with and assisting people to realize their full potential. 

 

My interest in somatics and psychology grew from my journey of self-exploration and healing in my own therapy, as well as through my experience working with youths as a teacher. My empathic disposition to relate and connect with others, my appetite to deepen my somatic practice and learn more about human nature influenced my decision to return back-to-school and study Somatic Psychology. 

 

How I Work

I am a relational somatic therapist, which means that being real matters and the relationship that develops between us is important. Part of the process of therapy is buidling trust and cultivating an alliance. The work I will assist you with involves a sincere effort to go inside yourself and uncover what you're actually experiencing, and then communicate that. We can discuss your difficulties and identify how you can influence them. When you're sharing a difficult experience, I will encourage you to describe any sensations you are having presently. I will teach you simple somatic-emotional exercises to help us both understand your personal way of handling your experience. We will work together to develop the solution that you're seeking for a more satisfying life. 

 
My approach is rooted with the notion that we have access to self-healing and empowerment by attuning to our bodily experience from within (somatic awareness) to our emotional thought process. I offer interventions and strategies skills to help you trust and honor your 'wise-self'. I will also provide psycho-education to give you information and understanding to your unique somatic responses. 
 

In facilitating your process, I will draw from:

  • Somatic Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Awareness & Mindfulness & Movement 
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hanna Somatic Education (HSE)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Relational & Attachment based Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Trauma Informed Education 
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) - (Parts Work)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Experienmental Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing

 

Curious and have more questions? Click here to schedule a 20-30 minute phone consultation.

Meet Jack Santos

Jack Santos became part of my family in 2018. Since, his adoption from Milo Foundation, he has gone to work with me everyday and has traveled with me almost everywhere. He is a sweet, sensitive and an intelligent dog. He attunes to people's feelings fairly quick. Jack has experienced some trauma from the previous owner and has separation-anxiety. When it comes to meeting other beings he needs time and most of all he needs to feel safe. I noticed that when he observes how others interact with me and his other person. Once he assesses that it's safe he will slowly warm up. He definitely likes people to not invade his space by placing their hands/fingers in his face with out his permission. The best way to win his trust and heart is treats, time and space. When he trusts you, with your permission, he will snuggle on your lap.

 

*Please note: If you have severe pet allergies most likely my office will not suit you.

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Verónica Cervantes Wefers, LMFT #119658