About Linda Marie Franke
I offer 20 years of experience in assisting individuals in their healing from a wide range of symptoms associated with physical trauma including car accidents, falls, surgeries, and natural disasters, and chronic stress. Clients appreciate my collaborative body psychotherapeutic approach. This collaborative approach is especially necessary when healing from interpersonal trauma stemming from childhood neglect and abuse, shame and attachment wounds. I also assist with transitions, divorce, and healing from life's ongoing challenging events. Together we move toward Wellness and a balanced healthy lifestyle.
My intention is to create a safe healing environment in the sessions I facilitate.
I am trained in a number of modalities as a healer including Licensed Professional Counselor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and an Alexander Technique Teacher. I have extensive advanced training with Diane Poole Heller PhD - DARe Attachment workshops, Dave Berger - BASE. I have also trained with Raja Selvam, Ana Do Valle and Ray Castillino.
Benefits of our work together may include greater ability to make life affirming choices, more available energy, greater emotional, physical and spiritual growth and nervous system resiliency. I pride myself with the ability to assist individuals to navigate life's ongoing challenges and broaden life experience. I combine body/mind/spiritual healing techniques grounded in the body and honoring the individual's own healing journey.
I became a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and an Alexander Technique teacher both in 2001 following my own healing journey. I am approved by SETI to offer consults and personal sessions for all levels of student SE trainings. I am an adoptive mom and reside with my husband, two teenagers, and 5 four legged friends in Southwest Virginia. Contact me at (540)521-6051.
- Eating Disorders
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Grief and Loss
- Medical Procedure Trauma
- Adults abused as children
- Complex PTSD
- Dissociative Disorders
- Developmental Trauma
SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant
SEP, Alexander Technique Teacher, MS, LPC
DARe - Diane Poole Heller, PhD Attachment work training, BASE Practitioner
Post Advanced Certificates:
BASE Practitioner (Bodywork and Somatic Education for trauma therapists)
Out of Network