After spending many years helping people assess their challenges, improve their skills, and reach their goals in corporate settings, Beverly now integrates this expertise with her current education in mind-body medicine. As a therapist and life coach, she sees her role as one of facilitator and guide. She provides an environment that is gentle and safe for exploration and discovery, while incorporating the qualities of awareness, creativity, spirituality, discipline, humor, and resilience.
The foundation for her strengths-based, whole-person perspective about health and well-being is a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University with a specialization in Body Oriented (Somatic) Psychotherapy. She is currently completing a PhD in Mind-body Medicine at Saybrook University, which includes a specialization in Integrative Mental Health (anticipated 2018).
In addition to seeing clients in her private practice, Beverly is a volunteer clinician for the First Responders Support Network (FRSN) (http://frsn.org/) and West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat (WCPR).
Beverly would be honored to assist you on your path to finding joy, peace, success, life satisfaction, and contentment.
Body-Oriented (Somatic) Psychotherapy
Body-oriented psychotherapy (also known as somatic psychotherapy) does not replace traditional psychotherapy theories and techniques; rather, it integrates knowledge of physiology and neuroscience as well as mindfulness and meditation practices with traditional therapy principles. An example of a body-oriented approach to anger management is studying the changes in your body when you get angry (i.e, clenched jaw, heat in cheeks) and near a place of losing control, in order to know these signs for the future and take action before the anger gets the best of you. Your body is your best resource!
Member – American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) – http://www.aamft.org
Member – Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED) – http://www.aptedsf.org/
Member – EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) – http://www.emdria.org/
Member – National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) – http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
Member – First Responders Support Network (FRSN) – http://www.frsn.org/