Darlene Egelhoff
(970) 209-9086
503 6th St, Crested Butte 81224

Somatic Therapy

The most critical element of effective therapy is forming a comfortable, trusting relationship. I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation so that we can begin to get to know each other and assess if we will be a good fit for each other. I offer one hour psychotherapy sessions for $150. I also offer longer, prorated sessions for intensive therapy. Please check with your insurance company to see if they will reimburse for out of network providers. Ascent Counseling can provide a Super Bill with pertinent information including CPT codes and NPI for your insurance company.

As a somatic practitioner I work with a lot of different interventions and modalities. Everything I do is looking through the lens of a holistic perspective of our being. Our body, mind, emotions, and spirit are inextricably connected. Our body is a tool that has a lot of wisdom that we can tap into for information, greater discernment, intuition, clarity, understanding, and greater self-trust. As a culture, most of us have been taught to not pay attention to it. Engaging in this therapy and incorporating our body is about connecting to our true selves and our inner wisdom, developing a relationship with ourselves, and learning to trust that our bodies know what to do. For many of us our body hasn’t been a safe place to be. When we tap into the wisdom of the body we can heal and connect with our true selves, others, and the world we live in. (Move from bottom to top)

Somatic therapy is a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body, emotion, and spirit connection. It combines traditional talk therapy with grounding and mindfulness techniques designed to help clients get out of their mind and connect with their body. During a session, I help clients focus on their concerns and pay attention to any physical experiences that happen once these concerns are brought to the surface. At this point, different techniques such as deep breathing, relaxation exercises, mindfulness, and imagery may be used to help relieve any symptoms felt in the moment and create awareness and insights into underlying issues. As therapy progresses clients begins to develop a mind-body connection and are able to release long-held anger, tension, frustration and other negative emotions that may have gotten stuck in the physical body. The overall goal of somatic therapy is to help clients transform the mental, emotional, and potentially physical pain that is preventing them from fully engaging with their life into health and wellness.