Somatic Psychotherapy Special Interest Group

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 SIG Co-Chairs!

Daniel Factor, LMFT

Co-Chair, SOMA SIG
Somatic Psychotherapy
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Daniel Factor, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 424.653.6429
LA-CAMFT Email: sigchair@lacamft.org
Work/Private Practice Email: therapy@danielfactor.com


Daniel Factor, LMFT
, is a private practice clinician located near Century City. Daniel’s special focus is as a trauma specialist, treating all developmental/attachment trauma injuries, and a full array of adult single/multiple event traumas. Daniel additionally serves a range of adult needs—both individuals and couples—across the life span: addiction, anxiety, depression, existential challenges, and a full range of relationship challenges and stressors. Daniel’s approach integrates Relational Gestalt, Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and psychodynamic models, with the highly effective Somatic Psychotherapy, as an EMDR Certified, and a Level 2 Trauma Resiliency Model practitioner. Website: www.danielfactor.com.

 

Ilona Varo

Co-Chair, SOMA SIG
Somatic Psychotherapy
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Ilona Varo, LMFT


Contact Information
Phone: 424.259.1112
LA-CAMFT Email: Therapy@ilonavaro.com
Work/Private Practice Email: Therapy@ilonavaro.com
Social Media:
Instagram/Facebook: @ilonaTherapy

Ilona Varo, LMFT, is a graduate of UC Irvine, Phillips Graduate University and an alumni of Southern California Counseling Center. She is fluent in Hungarian, and practices EMDR as well as TRM. Ilona is passionate about working with women’s issues, eating disorders and approaching the work from a somatic lens. Her goal is to help clients heal using their own body-wisdom and find peace with body image/self-worth. Website: www.ilonavaro.com.