Welcome to my website. I offer professional, compassionate, and dynamic counseling services, using mindfulness as a touchstone in my work. I work with clients to connect the mind and body.
Heart-Centered Psychotherapy allows you to:
“It is also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now, with its aches and its pleasures-is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully aware, fully alive.”
Heart-Centered Psychotherapy is a process of healing, engaging, relearning skills, and restoring equilibrium. Working with Somatic Experiencing as a touchstone, movement happens to reduce activation at a cellular level, accessing a felt-sense of one’s trauma. The instinct to heal and self regulate engage body sensations that occur when one moves out of paralysis.
Tired of talk therapy? Tired of being stuck? Come experience the depth of your true essence and learn how to access and release the pain locked in your body. My work with Somatic Experiencing (SE) deepens the experience of therapy, allowing for the release of traumatic stress, shame, grief, and anger that reside in the nervous system. This work enables you to get beyond your story, that you know only too well; this allows for the natural vitality and curiosity you were born with to return.
My work with clients integrates SE with EMDR and relational work, offering mindfulness as the core of the work. Psycho-education is offered to learn how to befriend the pain that has held you back, gently defining the course of the work together as a team. My hope is to empower you to decide how far you want to go in this work.
*Accessing information in the body
*Understanding and experiencing emotions
*Moving from stuck negative beliefs
*Deeping a relationship with oneself and others
Having worked with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community for as long as I’ve been in private practice, I reflect my understanding and awareness of the cultural issues, oppression, and their impact on relationships with self, as well as with others. Diverse sexual orientations are validated and understood. The gender queer community is welcome.
“Compassionate, supportive, empowering, and dynamic” have been used to describe my work.
Located: Northampton, MA. Serving Easthampton, Florence, Holyoke, Amherst, Hadley, and the surrounding Pioneer Valley area.
Contact Debra Truskinoff, at 413-320-6813 or email at Debra@Heartcenteredpsychotherapy.net