I’m a Certified Somatic Therapist, which means that I help you address your issues using a combination of talk, touch, and movement.
Hi. I’m Kamela.
Somatic therapy is the most beautiful expression I’ve ever found for listening to a human being and helping them heal their wounds and have more fulfilling lives.
I originally trained in Rubenfeld Synergy, a body/mind modality with roots in Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Gestalt Therapy, and many other ideas for treating the body, mind, emotions, and spirit beyond talk therapy.
Before becoming certified, I worked for a long time helping and educating people who were struggling with gender, sexuality, and relationship concerns outside the accepted mainstream, and I continue to help many clients with those things.
Why “Power In Your Hands”?
Many people who are struggling with trauma, identity crises, or a lack of fulfillment can feel powerless. In my work, I often use my own hands to literally touch people, and help them find the power within themselves. In this way, with my own hands, I seek to put the power back in your hands. In these days of the COVID crisis, I guide clients remotely to use their own hands to ground themselves and get in touch with their own emotional centers, or I use virtual touch, a kind of guided meditation.
How do I make an appointment?
In these COVID times, I am seeing clients remotely via Zoom or telephone. Ordinarily, I see clients at my office in Medford, MA. If you’d like to make an appointment with me, please email me, call 617-233-1498, or fill out the form at the Contact Me page. Free phone consultations are available.
What do you write about in the blog?
Expression is very important to me. I’m something of an adventuress of the arts: writing, performing, healing. I have 25 years of experience in choral singing and other vocal music, I’ve been in a number of plays and directed a few as well, and I have an MFA in creative writing. Besides writing my own novels and short stories, I’ve written extensively on alternative sexuality and relationships, and spent some time in the video games world. I’ve found that expressive arts are extremely powerful tools for my clients, particularly between sessions, and I find a strong connection especially between my theatrical work and somatic therapy.
With this blog I hope to provide an ongoing narrative about the ways my understanding of somatic therapy interweaves with the other things I do with my life, and with the experiences of other people’s lives.
Of course, I also use it to announce upcoming events or offerings. If you would like to stay abreast of my workshops or essays, please join my mailing list.