I offer individual and group sessions in person (Santa Clarita, CA) as well as online sessions.
Somatic– means body oriented and Experiencing– is the verb in-which, is the experience of the body in the present moment.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is one of the most comprehensive body-oriented modalities that helps heal traumatic events and stress disorders.
SE is a body-centered approach that focuses on the physical sensations in the body to address trauma, stressful events and treating post-traumatic stress.
I’m a trauma trained professional with background studies in Holistic Health and Psychology. I specialize in nervous system regulation, working with adolescents and adults struggling with:
- Emotions of anxiety, empathetic distress/burnout, depression, ptsd, developmental trauma, addiction recovery
- Chronic health conditions related to trauma, chronic pain, syndromes or disorders.
I take an integrative approach to mind-body healing by drawing from the expertise of Yoga, Somatic Experiencing®, Polyvagal Theory and NeuroAffective Touch.
The impact of daily overwhelm, chronic stress and past trauma isn’t just stored in our minds; it’s also stored in our bodies, where it can create a state of nervous system dysregulation and ongoing signals of survival physiology in the present moment. In fact, research shows that the nervous system creates the very foundation of our lived experience. Founder of Somatic Experiencing, Dr. Peter Levine, reminds us that “Trauma is in our nervous systems, not in the event.” Somatic Experiencing sessions help you release the pain, stress, and traumatic memories that can be stored in your body.
I will teach you techniques to relieve stress, anxiety and ways to settle your nervous system and release the physiological activation you may be holding onto. Somatic Experiencing sessions may include; expressive art, movement, sound, and touch.
Whether you’re on a personal healing journey, or you’re looking for support for your staff, I can create something just for you.
Fees and Policies
Individual Session (60 minutes) ~ $160
Group Sessions ~ Customized, please contact directly
Approved Beginning and Intermediate Session Provider ~ Each individual consultation counts towards your SEP certificate requirements of Individual Consultations. If you need approved sessions towards your session hours and credits, please contact directly to schedule your appointment.
Consistency is an important part of the work. I meet with all clients weekly, bi-weekly or as needed depending on your personal goals and needs. This can be determined after the initial session. Sessions are provided in office or virtually from a secure portal, depending on your location.
I am not in-network with any insurance companies. However, a receipt of services can be provided which you may be able to submit to your insurance company or HSA. Please consult your insurance company to learn about this option.
An initial deposit is required upon booking an appointment and final Payments are processed on the day of each session.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. This means that if you have a session at 9 am you must cancel by 9 am the day before so that I have time to schedule another consultation. If you miss a consultation session, you agree that you will pay for the hour.
Sessions may be canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance by phone or confirmation email. Should you chose not to reschedule, I will refund your payment minus a $10 per session digital transaction fee.
Waking the Tiger and Unspoken voice by Dr. Peter Levine or Brain-Changing Strategies to Trauma-Proof our Schools by Maggie Kline, LMFT and School Psychologist
To Book a session, please contact Danica directly for details.
For more information on SE, visit: Somatic Experiencing