Underlying body psychotherapy is the belief that “we are embodied beings and that there is a unity between the psychological and bodily aspects of being.”
What is Body-Centered Psychotherapy?
Body-Centered Psychotherapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach to wellness that recognizes the interconnection between mind, body and spirit. Rooted in ancient healing principles and western evidenced based practices, it offers a natural way of attaining inner clarity, personal fulfillment, and physical and emotional health. Some techniques used may include: somatic experiencing, utilization of imagery, focusing, breath work, movement and mindfulness practice. Kristin has extensive experience working with a range of issues including and not limited to; trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, stress management, parenting issues, chronic pain, and maternal health. She works with a range of ages from children to adults.
Mind body therapy is dedicated to providing tools that help one access their own internal resources. Experiences, as well as our interpretations of those experiences, are reflected not only in our thoughts and feelings but also in the way we move, how we breathe and how we have held our bodies over the years. Body-Centered psychotherapy can support the healing of trauma and stressors to enhance our fulfillment and participation in life. Body psychotherapy helps people support and harmonize their concerns through a combined exploration of talking, becoming deeply aware of bodily sensations as well as emotions, behaviors and images.
What to expect from a session
My practice is influenced by Mindfulness, Meditation, Somatic Experiencing, Yoga Informed Psychotherapy, Meridian Therapy, Reiki, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Trauma Informed Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Positive Psychology. All of these tools may be used throughout the treatment process in collaboration and agreement with you as the client. Clients may work lying down, sitting or standing. Sessions will work with individuals using an integration of psychotherapy and energy work, when indicated. Depending on the needs of clients, short-term or long-term psychotherapy is available. In psychotherapy sessions, Kristin combines traditional evidenced based talk therapies; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy with body-centered therapies to support meaningful shifts in clients. Many clients prefer a traditional, narrative style of talk therapy, while others are interested in including more alternative therapies like Zen Shiatsu and/or Reiki. The intention is to find the most meaningful approach for each person.
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50 minute sessions - $150
Kristin Burns is a BCBS of IL PPO preferred provider
Free 15 minute phone consultation
An optional free 15 minute phone consultation is available to discuss your counseling needs before beginning psychotherapy. This provides the opportunity to determine if my work feels like a good fit for you.