Holistic Psychotherapy Explained

Holistic Psychotherapy By Santa, LLC is honored to offer a signature brand of integrative holistic psychotherapy used with clients over the last three decades.

Through integrative holistic psychotherapy, Santa provides an approach to wellness that incorporates body, mind and spirit, and combines cutting edge processes, including somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and psychodynamic interventions.  This process unearths long-standing behavioral patterns and negative perceptions that can prevent us from living a fulfilling life.

Whether you are seeking additional support and guidance through a challenging time or simply ready to move in a new direction, Santa assists you in uncovering your highest potential by offering the specific services that provide you with empowering and transformational life experiences.

Holistic Psychotherapy The Medicine & The Movement

Effects of Trauma

Traumatic experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disoriented. Whether the event happened years ago or just the other day, our body, mind and spirit can still remember and at times, be triggered.  

We may experience feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. We might feel lonely and disconnected from others. It may seem like everyone and everything has moved on while we are still hoping and waiting for the emotions from the trauma to pass. Unhealed trauma affects every area of our lives. When we have unhealed trauma, engaging in everyday events might be challenging. We may be compelled to isolate which can exacerbate the loneliness and increase the symptoms of trauma which include feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, overwhelming fear and phobias.

Overlapping traumatic events can impact our nervous system locking us into habitual patterns that prevent us from being happy, joyous and free. However, we need not despair. There is help and support. You are not alone, many are finding relief by being in a caring, supportive, self-reflective environment.

Group Therapy

Somatic Experiencing group psychotherapy for survivors of trauma, offer individuals the opportunity to come together under the guidance of an experienced Trauma Therapist, to learn to identify the neurobiological impact of traumatic experiences. In a safe and supportive environment, participants learn to identify common habitual threat responses (internal responses to perceived threats developed due to unhealed trauma), access life-changing resources and how best to regulate their own nervous system

Through mindfulness/body awareness, members learn to identify the neuro-biological impact of trauma and address many of the common symptoms; stress, anxiety, panic and fear. Managing the symptoms of trauma is possible. No one has to suffer alone. This group focuses on specific tools to free you from the patterns created and developed by traumatic experiences.

This is an ongoing group. A six-month commitment is required for each member. Members are required to schedule quarterly individual sessions with a therapist. Intimacy develops among members followed by greater vulnerability as members begin to feel known. Long term group experiences support personal growth, opportunities to try new behaviors and change old ones.

You owe it to yourself to explore the healing potential of being part of a Somatic Experiencing Psychotherapy Group for Trauma Survivors. Group therapy can be engaged as a supplement to individual psychotherapy or as a primary therapeutic intervention.

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♦ 50 minute Individual Psychotherapy Session–$200.00

♦ 90 Min. Couple/Family Sessions–$350.00

♦ 1 Hour and a Half Group Session–$90.00

♦ 1 Hour Professional Development/Consultation–$250.00

♦ Public Speaking and Training–Rates start at $300.00/hour (Plus expenses)  Negotiable

This debut memoir chronicles a woman’s spiritual exploration and growth as she overcame a disturbing childhood and helped others heal.

Brought to America from the Dominican Republic as a youngster, Molina-Marshall should have led a happy life. Her father was a diligent worker, and his large family wanted for nothing. But the author recounts that her dad had a drinking problem and was a serial philanderer. Molina-Marshall’s long-suffering mother left him for a woman. Then it was all downhill for the bright, 12-year-old girl, who was shuttled between foster care and relatives. According to the author, she was sexually abused by the husband of one of her siblings. This resulted in Molina-Marshall becoming alienated and moody. By 15, she simply tried to survive. In her favor were grit and a restless intelligence. She quit school, rented a room, and found a factory job. Time went by, and for a while she was happily married. Yet when her husband left her, her life truly began. She turned to religion for answers but decided that blaming God for her woes was a cop-out. 

In this absorbing and moving memoir, Molina-Marshall’s vivid storytelling is fearless. She frankly discusses the truths she discovered and the indignities she suffered. These admissions are disclosed with a touch of resignation and plenty of bite. However painful, everything she experienced was a lesson, and she bravely realized that she was part of the problem: “The fear of being hurt, rejected, or abused often led to me feeling lonely and misunderstood. No one knew the agonizing pain I felt being trapped in my thoughts and anger. I was becoming my biggest threat.” 

The author skillfully recounts her intricate spiritual journey. To deal with her psychic wounds, she searched for an inspirational system. Her open-mindedness led her to the interfaith concept—cherry-picking from various religions and spiritual movements, yoga, and Indigenous beliefs as a way of finding peace. Along with her female partner, she built a therapy practice, making use of every spiritual element that aided her and others. The road was bumpy, and she found that women of color in same-sex relationships were not welcomed everywhere. To do good works—and finally live on her own terms—she effectively overcame bigotry.

An engrossing, cathartic account of empathy and success through determination and confidence.

Pub Date: May 3, 2022   |    ISBN: 978-0-578-38315-6  |   Page Count: 264    | Publisher: From Trauma to Triumph  |   Review Posted Online: June 13, 2022