How we do healing

Coming to therapy to work on yourself, your relationship, or your family can be a vulnerable experience. When you come to see us to support your process you can expect us to be warm, containing, grounding, and ready to meet you where you are at.

 

We do 55 min, 1.5 hr or 2-3 hour intensives based off the needs, resources, and treatment goals. 

Who we work with:

  • individuals | >12 years old, LGBTQIA+ Friendly

  • Couples | Alternative+Poly Friendly | pre-marital | marital | partnerships+ | Relational 

  • Families

  • Groups 

  • Work Places & Spiritual Communities

What we work with:

  • Trauma, overwhelm, numbness & sensitivity

  • Grief & Loss

  • Gender discovery, fluidity, and identity

  • Sexuality, sexual self care & sexual trauma repair

  • PSTD and Stress Disorders

  • Life Transitions

  • Implicit/Complicit Racial Trauma

  • Spiritual community ruptures + Sexual Trauma

  • Authentic Self Distortions

  • CEO/Business Leaders Work/life distress

  • Spiritual community Leadership training/distress

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Childhood trauma

  • Nervous System overwhelm: Fight, Flight & Freeze

  • Relational and emotional distress, pain, wounding

  • somatic symptoms

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TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENT MODALITIES USED | A note from Natalie

Throughout the course of treatment I rely upon multiple treatment modalities and techniques, catered to the needs and goals of the client, symptoms and root causes. At the heart of my therapeutic approach is my own personal journey through trauma to resiliency that allows me to be highly relational, empowering, and safety making for individuals and couples. I am passionate about bringing all aspects of one's self into congruency---emotional, physical, sexual, relational, cognitively and spiritual. As a rule, these modalities only support the process, the client is, ultimately responsible for wanting to do the work in and out of therapy.

SOMATIC EXPERIENCING®

The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock or "activation", which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. This approach underlies all the other treatment approaches I use. In sessions we are assessing how the body may be stuck in a survival state, through a relational atmosphere of safety and attunement that allows for tracking and allowing sensations, feelings, impulses, and memories in the body and facilitating the re-emergence of our natural, inherent resiliency and healing systems to come back on line. See more at traumahealing.org.

Speciality focus and training within somatic training modalities include Developmental RUPTURE & REPAIR, Touch Training: Somatic Resilience and Regulation Touch Skills Training for Early Developmental Trauma, and Attachment-Focused EMDR. 

SOMATIC REGULATION AND RESILIENCE TOUCH

Speciality focus and training within somatic training modalities include Developmental RUPTURE & REPAIR, Touch Training: Somatic Resilience and Regulation Touch Skills Training for Early Developmental Trauma. This means, I might work with you to create more regulation from the body up through the use of touch on the kidney/adrenals, brainstem, layers of the body, gut, joints, feet, and diaphragms. See more at coregulationtouch.com

PACT | PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO COUPLES THERAPY

With partnerships and relationships I use PACT as my primary relationship model. PACT has a somatic, attachment, relational, developmental, and neuroscience base that is very direct, effective, and prioritizes cultivating secure functioning in relationships. See more at thepactinstitute.com.

IFS | INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS [Parts Work]

Ever felt that one part of you wanted to do something, while another part reacted in a way that felt out of control or out of character for you? This is an example of what types of scenarios that often lead the healing journey down the parts work path. In parts work we map out what parts of you are present and what is your core self, then we begin to bring healing to these younger, protective, or managing parts through the use of the core self. This model, along with SE, SRR and EMDR, is tantamount to fleshing out and accessing the true self.

 

EMDR: I & II, ATTACHMENT FOCUSED EMDR TRAINED

EMDR is short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a powerful tool used to desensitize and clear-out stuck traumatic memory, core beliefs, and distress reactions. It requires bilateral stimulation through eye movement, tapping, sounds, or gentle hand buzzers to help the stuck traumatic material to process in the brain towards resolution. This is done in conjunction with SE titration and attention to nervous system window of tolerance techniques throughout. During treatment I work with you using an attachment based protocol to ensure a body and relationally based neural network of security and support is embedded and installed to facilitate the emergence of resiliency, connection, and security throughout the trauma resolution treatment. See more at emdria.com

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH | Nutritional Therapy

As a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, NeuroNutrient and Amino Acid Therapy practitioner, and as a somatic trauma resolution therapist, I get to incorporate and inform our work with how the systems of the body are doing after trauma and chronic stress through assessing nutrition, gut-issues, circadian rhythm issues and what can be done to lesson the load on your system so you can heal. I am not a doctor and do not prescribe or treat medical conditions, I will however, recommend and connect you to well trained practitioners for medicine and work collaboratively to help you get healing with organic or stress-developed conditions.

ENERGY MEDICINE

I listen deeply, this means I listen with my body, my mind's eye, my heart, and my intuition. My training in language of spirit creates spaciousness, neutrality, and directness about what needs attention and healing. 

INTEGRATIVE THERAPY MODALITIES

Throughout the therapeutic process I may draw from many different modalities to craft and empower your healing experiences. Some main modalities that I draw from is Internal Family Systems, archetypal and imagery based repair. I also incorporate sexology and sex therapy processes around embodiment and sexual health and the integration into sexuality. Most importantly, I use all of these modalities to craft sessions that look at the whole of the person, their relationships, contexts and micro and macro cultural contexts around heart, mind, body, spirit development, embodiment, modeling, experiencing, and trauma. 

Throughout therapy with us you can expect us to use a holistic model in treating, supporting, and facilitating the healing process. Being fully alive and deeply connected, mind, heart, body & soul, we believe, is the rugged trail towards healing. Read more each therapist in the about section.

Throughout the course of treatment we rely upon multiple treatment modalities and techniques, catered to the needs and goals of the client, symptoms and root causes. At the heart of our therapeutic approach is our own personal journey through trauma to resiliency that allows us to be highly relational, empowering, and safety making for individuals and couples. We are passionate about bringing all aspects of one's self into congruency---emotional, physical, sexual, relational, cognitively and spiritual. As a rule, these modalities only support the process, the client is, ultimately responsible for wanting to do the work in and out of therapy.

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Just fill out the linked form and we'll get back to you within 24 business hours. Then, you can chat with us for 20 minutes to see if we can support you in your healing process.  

with care,

Natalie Cooney / LMFT/SEP / Lead Therapist

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NeuroNutrient and Amino Acid Therapy 

Food, Mood, & Adrenal Health Consultations

When recovering from trauma, overwhelm, longterm physiological, psychological and/or emotional stress it is quite beneficial to support the feeding, fueling, and repairing of the worn-down body systems with nutritional and neurotransmitter support.

 

Eating or not eating for emotional relief, cravings, addiction to energizing, comforting or stress reducing foods indicate nutritional and neurotransmitter deficiencies and disturbances in the gut-brain system.

 

You may not be interested in doing psychological work, but want tools, control, balance, and mood support from a nutritional therapy perspective. If this is the case, seeing me as your Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider might be exactly what you are looking for.

$175 per hour

*Additional testing and recommended food/supplement costs not included.

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Somatic Experiencing

with Ryan at Anam Luneta Integrative Healing

Medical and physical trauma, stress, chronic Illness, and shame can create a life that longs for wholeness, flow, goodness, and restored resiliency. Somatic Experiencing is a down-to-earth, gentle, and profoundly powerful process of unpacking what the body has been carrying, releasing what needs to be released and integrating what has been stuck in the nervous system for the re-alignment of your natural resilience.

To read more about this integrative healing service go to www.anamlunetalife.com or contact Ryan directly at 760-717-5405 or somaticscoaching@gmail.com

$135 per hour

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Retreat-Style Intensives for Individuals or Couples

Want more than an hour a week?

Marathon style therapeutic sessions and experiences for individuals and couples, facilitated by body-integrative approaches adds the sometimes necessary space, time, and fuel that is needed to dig into the depths, change patterns, and facilitate deeper integration.

 

With longer time, oftentimes over the course of a day or a few back to back days, we can unpack, install, and facilitate a deeper healing experience and create faster change do to the adherence to the facilitated injury and repair cycle, periods of rest for integration after processing trauma, and be a place for renewal after burnout. This, plus adding on learning touch, communication, self-regulation techniques, and nutritional consultation, all within the same weekend or over the series of a few days of back to back therapeutic intervention, might be the perfect environment for integrative healing for you.

By Appointment Only

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