3585 Maple St., Suite 289, Ventura, CA 93003, US

(805) 223-5219

somatic psychotherapy


Somatic Psychotherapy

I work with adults on issues of stress, anxiety, and relationship concerns all the time, and support those who are facing major life challenges, including loss of loved ones and traumatic experiences. Regardless of life circumstance or history, my goal is to help my clients reduce stress and overwhelm in the nervous system, and increase a sense of stability and well-being through somatic (body based) approaches.  

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing, pioneered by Dr. Peter Levine, is a naturalistic form of healing that helps release physiological activation from the body. Very often this process reduces symptoms of stress in the nervous  system and helps stabilize the body and mind.

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Somatic Experiencing Assistant Trainer, and receive ongoing Master level training and consultation in this modality. 

Somatic Focused EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR involves a protocol of using Bi-Lateral Stimulation while targeting distressing material and impacts the way the brain processes, generally increasing objectivity and a sense of resolution.

I am a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association, and I participate in ongoing consultation and training with leaders in the field. Since 2015, I have assisted Craig Penner, LMFT, SEP as he trains therapists nationally and internationally in Somatic Focused EMDR Therapy. 

Grief Counseling

My passion for grief counseling comes from years of experience at  Camarillo Hospice, where I supported adults, children, teens, and couples through the wilderness of parent, spouse, child, sibling, and  friend loss. I have worked with people facing a broad spectrum of loss experiences, including those whose loved one died after long  illnesses, by suicide, or unexpectedly in accidents and other ways. I believe one of my roles as a grief counselor is supporting my clients in  their search for meaning after loss, and am involved with continual  training through The Sacred Art of Living and Dying program in Oregon. 

Touch Skills for Trauma Therapy

Under the training of Kathy Kain, PhD,  renowned body worker, trauma therapist, and educator, I am studying Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists. This approach utilizes somatic touch, resiliency, awareness building, and self-regulation skills. 

To learn more about this approach, read the books Kathy Kain has co-authored: The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner's Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment and Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma.


To learn more about Somatic Experiencing, go to www.traumahealing.org, or read Dr. Peter Levine's book In An Unspoken Voice. To learn more about EMDR, visit www.emdria.org.  You can learn more about the impact of trauma on the nervous system, and various trauma therapies to mitigate its impact, by reading Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score. 

To contact me, call or text 805-223-5219, or email me at jeanlampert@gmail.com