Piya Banerjee

MA, LMHC

“Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it” – Audre Lorde.

Somatic psychotherapy to me means coming home to ourselves in our bodies. It means recognizing that our bodies hold our rich and complex histories as well as the future we are longing for. In telling our stories and uncovering the body wisdom that comes with those stories, we can move towards the life we want.

I hope to build healing relationships with people who would like to build more connection, ease and freedom into their lives. I work relationally and through the body by building self awareness, doing standing and seated practices, and if appropriate, using supportive touch and bodywork.

I have received a Masters in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and have been training in various somatic methodologies primarily with generative somatics and the Strozzi Institute since 2012. I employ a systems-oriented, relational, and trauma-informed approach to my work and enjoy working with folks (especially Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) looking to heal and thrive in the face of trauma and oppression.

I offer free 20-minute phone consultations to address any questions you have about therapy, to hear about you and what you are looking for in therapy, and to determine if I am the best fit for your needs. Call or e-mail to set up a time to talk!

 

CREDENTIALS:

  • Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH60943650

EDUCATION:

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Somatic Psychology concentration
California Institute of Integral Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
University of Washington

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