I provide professional support for adults who are feeling the effects of stress or difficult life experiences to get relief, unwind stress, and move forward with more ease in their body and more joy in life.
Janina Fisher, Ph.D
Somatic Experiencing® is a body oriented approach that supports nervous system regulation and resilience.
Somatic Experiencing sessions support your body to resolve the difficult or frightening experiences from the past.
It's the stuck signaling system inside our bodies that has us feeling distress.
Instead of continuing to be stuck in overdrive (fight or flight), or in neutral (freeze) we can feel better, think more clearly and move forward with our lives.
Trauma is sneaky.
Trauma creates disconnection - not just between people but within our own selves, clear down to how our nervous system is reading signals on a daily basis.
That wreaks havoc on our relationships, especially the closest ones.
We can find new ways to relate to ourselves and the people closest to us. You can get out of the conflict cycle or shut down and avoid cycle.
With support you can access a different choice, when it's a safe relationship.
Watch your resilience strengthen.
Make the changes you want in your life.
Feel the benefits for your body, mind, heart and relationships.
If you are interested in couple's work, let me know.
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After that, we set up a 90 minute initial assessment session.
Initial 90 Minute Assessment Session: 230.00
60 minute Individual Sessions: 175.00
60 minute Couple's Session: 200.00
Credit card, cash or Health Savings Card
I do not accept insurance. I provide a specialized receipt for clients to submit for possible reimbursement, if they choose. I am considered "out of network."
Scheduling: I offer day time appointments, Monday - Wednesday and Thursday mornings. My last appointment begins at 2:30. Tele-health/Video Sessions may have different hours.
At the beginning, SE will feel like familiar "talk therapy" where you might share about your current concerns and situation, what you'd like to be different, and what is going well in your life. That conversation will continue throughout therapy, to track updates and progress, and new experiences that will come up.
Our methods to support change will have to do with supporting your nervous system to have some flexibility, versus feeling "stuck" in states of fight/flight or freeze.
You'll learn about how the nervous system works when it's under stress or trauma. Together we will discover what your nervous system needs to feel better. I will support you to track and shift what is going on inside you, in a way that is empowering. We will begin that in sessions.
To get there, we will take brief pauses in our sessions to allow what you are feeling and thinking to move through you physically and feel finished. In the body that means you are integrating a new experience, instead of recycling it and feeling the stress of it without relief.
Together we practice how to change the signaling system inside you that is keeping your stress going. (Which will either make you feel revved up or shut down.)
With time, you will feel your body do this naturally.
Watch your resilience and capacity grow. Feel more ease and steadiness in your body and emotions and in your day to day life.
You will learn some methods to do this that we practice in session, which supports your change between sessions.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Kansas & Missouri)
23 years helping people recover and move forward with more ease and confidence, from trauma, chronic stress, and difficult family relationships.
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant
Kathy Kain Touch Skills for Trauma Professionals Certificate
Trauma Conscious Yoga Method Certified
Mindful Self-Compassion Trained
Yes, this is an optional treatment approach for women, within Somatic Experiencing.
This gentle hands-on somatic approach supports a steady nervous system that can access its own calm and vibrant state of being.
This co-regulating touch approach is offered within individual Somatic Experiencing sessions. You begin with typical SE sessions before moving into this different way of accomplishing the same goals - a regulated nervous system.
It is optional and never required or expected in order to benefit from Somatic Experiencing.
I offer both. Let me know what you prefer.
Yes! I provide EMDR & Somatic Experiencing Intensive healing sessions.
Intensives are usually a set of extended sessions with a purposeful goal. Sometimes this is 2 hours, or up to 4 hours in one day. The purpose is to move through a stuck place with a more spacious, focused and gentle approach, with completion.
If you are interested in exploring this approach, let's talk about it in your session!
My colleague Carmen McHenry and myself founded Water Street Family Counseling together in 2012, after working together since 2000 in a community agency setting.
We're so happy to offer sessions in this home, and create a warm and comfortable atmosphere to support healing.