mind body therapy

WITH SHEILA MAGLARIS | AUSTIN, TEXAS

Let's get curious about our feelings.

I know coming to therapy can be hard because you’re asking yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger. You can read about my approach and training below, but you also might like to know that I come from a family who was really disconnected from their bodies and feelings. As a result, the residual trauma from growing up led me to seek therapy. After finally working to reconnect to my feelings, I was able to feel more alive and find life more worth living.

I hope to give you a safe place to do the same.

I am passionate about...

  • providing culturally sensitive and gender-affirming counseling
  • using somatic techniques to help people reconnect to their bodies (where trauma and emotions are stored)
  • guiding people to get really curious about all parts of themselves and helping them create an accepting relationship with each part
  • guiding people through their trauma, shame and experiences to get to know each part of them (light and dark) deeper and begin to trust themselves
  • helping individuals rewire their brain and grieve old beliefs that no longer serve them

MY APPROACH

My approach

I am a body-centered therapist.

Here’s what that means: 

The neurobiology of being human is that we are all complex systems who need connection, are designed to be our best selves in relationships, and are always attempting to find coherence and integration.

With that, all of our behaviors, thoughts and feelings make sense and help us survive. Instead of judging or trying to change ourselves, let’s get super curious on why.

I trust that all humans are naturally moving towards this wholeness and inner peace and sometimes we just need guidance through our trauma, shame, and experiences to get there.

Through an interpersonal neurobiology lens, I help people develop a deeper, more holistic relationship with themselves so they can begin to be better attuned to their bodies, have genuine self compassion, learn to grieve on a daily basis, and trust themselves.

 

TRAINING

Training

  • EMDR (eye movement densensitization and reprocessing)
  • Emotionally Transformative Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (on-going)
  • Brains in Session

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