Vanessa Tate

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When doing therapeutic work with people - whether a group or individuals - I begin with presence.

I believe we must explore the whole person and where s/he is in life - psychically, behaviorally, bodily, and spiritually - before we can decide where we're going. Even though we are often driven by emotions, as humans we work creatively and unconsciously to avoid feeling them. When using the body and spirit in the present moment, truths are often revealed more readily than via our verbal mind.

Life is about evolving out of dissatisfying "ways of being" and adapting to different behaviors which feel better. Using a holistic approach, considering various dimensions of a person, helps us better understand our relationship to emotions, our path thus far, and where we can possibly go from there.

Because we are all unique, my therapeutic approach is tailored to the individual. My training has focused on Somatic (Body-Oriented) Psychotherapy and I am influenced my 18+ years as a Yoga Instructor and Practicioner, iRest® Yoga Nidra, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychology, Expressive Arts, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

Teacher Specialty
Chronic Pain
Chemical Dependency
Additional Teacher Specialty
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Somatic Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor