What is Somatic Experiencing Therapy?

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Somatic Experiencing Therapy is for individuals who suffer symptoms after a traumatic experience to regulate themselves through miniature exposures to things that remind them of the trauma.

If you have experienced trauma and want to seek healing, Somatic Experiencing Therapy could be a beneficial choice.

Your therapist would administer assessments and get to know you and what happened to you. Using this understanding, they would design a treatment plan. Your counselor would educate you about the nervous system, how your body attempts to regulate stressful events or situations, and how your trauma caused a malfunction within this bodily system.

Titration is the process of slowly introducing stimulation that sends your body into a fight, flight, or freeze response and is key to this therapeutic approach. Your therapist would help you recognize the sensations in your body, such as heart racing or sweating, during this stress response. Then, you would practice engaging in body-regulating techniques such as breathing exercises.

A combined understanding of your physical responses to stress and your trauma triggers can lead to greater self-awareness and healing.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Sydney believes everyone has a story worth telling and is worthy of a safe space to share. She is passionate about working with children, teenagers and young adults and seeing them grow. Whether you are looking for support for yourself or your child/ teenager Sydney encourages you to take that first step of courage and reach out!

Madeline Allen, RMHCI



Madeline is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who currently specializes in working with individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, infertility, attachment issues, life transitions, spiritual burnout or abuse, family-of-origin issues, and complex trauma.

Red Pine Counseling


North Carolina

With everything we do, we aim to positively impact you. We strive to provide high quality mental health care in a way that is convenient, practical, and meaningful to clients. Our approach is client centered and tailored to your specific needs.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience, an MS in Counseling from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and a BA in Psychology from Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX. During my career, I have worked with people with severe mental illness in psychiatric hospitals as well as people recovering from various traumas. I have worked with people and their famili...