Beyond just talking. Heal disrupted relationships and restore connection that feels authentic, at ease and secure, physically & emotionally - a mind/body approach
THERAPY ISSUES ADDRESSED - COUPLES AND INDIVIDUALS
--- Clients who have faced marginalization or bullying due to issues like race, gender, sexual orientation
--- Relationship and intimacy issues, affairs, communication
--- Issues related to identity
--- "Embodied oppression"
--- Developmental Trauma, Emotional Patterns related to chronic pain and chronic health issues
--- Ending cycles of violence, victimization, or conflict
--- Parenting children with physical or emotional challenges
--- Finding joy, balance, self care, authentic direction, intimacy, and feeling whole, on your unique path
—-Mental health issues — anxiety, depression, anger, past trauma — impacting relationships
MA Somatic Psychology - California Institute of Integral Studies
BA Sociology - University of CA Berkeley & Wesleyan University
Certified Feldenkrais Method(R) Practitioner - www.moveandfeelbetter.com - 18 years
My name is Eveline Wu, and I am a psychotherapist in Oakland, CA, who works with couples and individuals from diverse backgrounds who seek to heal the emotional impacts of trauma and build more fulfilling relationships.
Working with you, I listen carefully to what is said and unsaid. I am gentle but will challenge you to grow, and help you sort out your underlying dynamics. It is a strong value for me to honor your voice, your needs and what is right for you. I work with compassion and hold complexity.
I work with clients with complex non-linear lives and relationships, whose worlds don’t easily fit into a box. I support you to move through difficult emotions and find connection, in commpasionate and empowering ways.
I bring an understanding of the mind/body relationship, from 20 years as a somatic movement educator and study of mind/body therapies.
I am also extensively trained in the use of touch in psychotherapy, and in nonverbal body memory in early childhood trauma, the neurobiology of bonding, and in parent-infant research that explores developmentally how relationships can heal.
This supports me into tuning into you through both mind and body, as I support you to access both verbal and nonverbal communication, your own knowing, and sense of well-being.
As a second generation Chinese American, I am sensitive to issues of culture, social injustice, and marginalization. I have special interest in bringing cultural sensitivity rather than normativity to somatic and emotion based therapies. I have lived in the East and West Coast and Alaska, and grew up in the Bay Area.
Other areas of specialization
Mind/Body Therapy for Chronic Pain
Connecting with your Authentic Needs and Desires
Navigating the impact of social, cultural, family and inter-generational injustice on your life and relationships
Interested in speaking? I invite you to contact me for
an introductory consultation
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