The blend of approaches I use puts ancient body / mind wisdom together with the latest in neuropsychological methods to help you recover and thrive.
I am highly skilled at helping people who have experienced trauma heal and thrive. I integrate leading edge trauma healing modalities such as EMDR and Somatic Experiencing . I blend somatic (meaning body-inclusive), non-verbal/intuitive and traditional talk therapy modalities in the resolution of trauma. By training, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist, with highly specialized knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma, and the best way to heal traumatic conditions, such as PTSD, and developmental trauma.
I am a firm believer in holistic, body / mind approaches that combine the latest in scientific discoveries with traditional or even ancient wisdom. In therapy, this means I help clients access body-based, subconscious knowledge and conscious, mind-based information in the healing process. Mind and body both generate and receive, and also respond, to information and input. Healing trauma requires accessing the inate homeostatic mechanisms imbedded in this physiological continuum. Modern neuroscience has confirmed this ancient precept.
I look forward to hearing about your unique journey, and helping you to heal and thrive.
Melissa Susman, LMFT (License # 86889)