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

Stephanie Mason, LMFT



Together, we will create a space of emotional safety where you feel seen, heard and understood. My specialty is in Complex Trauma, Chronic Pain, PTSD and Low Self Esteem. Call today for a free consultation!
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief and understanding that the ability to heal and grow is inherent within every human being, and that every human has within them the strengths and wisdom needed to do so.

Michelle George, LPCC, LCMHC. SEP


North Carolina

Talk therapy can be helpful, but sometimes it’s just not enough. Maladaptive patterns of stress, trauma, anxiety, and depression lie in our bodies. You and I will untangle these problematic patterns to get to the root of your pain together. Our sessions will allow you to metaphorically dip your toe into the pain and then always come back to safety. In this…

Michelle L Coyne



My passion is working with those who suffer with eating disorders, addictions, trauma, codependency and other relationship/intimacy issues, OCD, life transitions, identity issues, anxiety, and grief. I believe that recovery and healing can be attained with appropriate emotional, physical, and spiritual interventions. I utilize evidenced based treatments including ACT, Mindfulness, Somatic,...