Somatic Psychology

When we connect to our body's wisdom, we gain access to new possibilities. 

Somatic psychology is a gentle and effective way to read the signs and messages that the body is delivering through symptoms.  We store memory in the mind and the body.  Gaining access to the wisdom of the body can offer you deep insight to subconscious beliefs and corresponding patterns of tension and stress that are literally "locked" or "hardwired" into your body's nervous system.  A direct experience of these body holding and tension patterns can be the "key" to unlock the hidden meaning behind the body's symptoms. A session feels like facilitated meditation, with gentle guidance to open certain "doorways of experience".  Each session is an elegant opportunity to grow "resiliency" and capacity for the nervous system and increase your body as a "container" to hold emotions as they arise.   Any traumatic experience (whether small or big, past or present, chronic or acute) can negatively impact quality of life and shape the body's response systems.  Somatic psychology can help resolve trauma and open the body and mind to new possibilities of flow, ease and grace.



90 MIN


*first appointment

60 MIN


Please contact us at 828-348-5372 to schedule a complimentary 10 minute phone consultation. 

Mr. Costanzo’s work with somatic psychotherapy, including Somatic Experiencing, places him on the cutting edge of evidence based, trauma integrated treatment for addressing the complex needs of men and women recovering from alcoholism, other drug addictions and co-occuring mental health issues.
— Brack Jefferys, Ph.D., LPC, CCS, LCAS, RN
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Somatic Psychology Benefits

Through an experience of Somatic Psychology, you can learn to

  • Listen and understand your body's symptoms, messages and signals
  • Use simple techniques to retrain your nervous system
  • Access deep relaxation
  • Regulate (control) your emotions
  • Boost your immune system
  • Make wiser behavioral choices that enable you to achieve your wellness goals
  • Utilize your mind/body connection to transform your quality of life