Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Somatic psychotherapy in conjunction with advances in neurobiology, represents a paradigm shift in the field of clinical practice. It places a focus on accessing and activating the nervous system’s self-healing properties; and works as a catalyst for releasing blockages associated to trauma states and other common clinical concerns.
The Somatic Psychotherapy Special Interest Group of LA-CAMFT has been formed to provide both learning and networking opportunities to those in our community interested in somatic psychotherapies. Modalities include Bioenergetics, Somatic Experiencing, Somatosensory Psychotherapy, Trauma Resiliency Model, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Core Energetics, EMDR, Mindfulness, Dance Therapy. Adjunct and complimentary body practices outside the psychotherapy profession such as Yoga, Acupuncture, and Nutrition will also be an area of focus. The group will be offering an array of events and provide support and encouragement for learning more about somatic psychotherapy and other body-focused adjunct practices.
Questions? Contact the Committee Chair!
Sandi Bohle, AMFT
Sandi Bohle, MA, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, is in private practice in Pasadena at Tree of Life Healing, supervised by Chris Tickner, PhD, LMFT. Specializing in complex trauma, Sandi works from a Psychodynamic approach synthesized with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and EMDR while incorporating humor, play, and somatic modalities to help individuals address the various challenges that life and relationships often bring. Sandi has an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, is an alumnus of Open Paths Counseling Center, has advanced training in EMDR and DBT and has begun advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Website: sandibohletherapy.com.