About Julie Rappaport, MFT
My SE work is informed by twenty-five years of teaching and practicing yoga, as well as by working with a variety of clients as a yoga therapist and licensed MFT. I have worked for nearly a decade as a specialist at a Chronic Pain clinic in the Bay Area helping clients heal from work related injuies and medical trauma using the body, breath and mind as the primary healter.
My own emobodied practices and training include Authentic Movement, Drama Therapy, Play Therapy ( for children) Body Mind Centering ( BMC), Yamuna Body Rolling, TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) and parenting. I hold a graduate degree in Psychology/drama therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a B.A. from Wesleyan Univerisity.
My professional work bridges depth psychotherapy ( MFT ) with body psychotherapy and mindfullness. I am passionate about helping people live embodied, joyful lives and hold a centered, safe, compassionate space in which to help the client work through developmental or recent trauma as well as relationship /body/career/ parenting/family system issues. Using the SE lens and the SE tools, the sessions focus on awareness and regulation/tracking of the nervous system and arounsal levels through breathing, image, movement, body sensations, feelings and when apporpriate, touch. I work with individuals, couples, children and families in a beautiful spacious studio/office space where we can move freely and sit or rest comfortably with the support of blankets, bolsters, chairs and other props.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
- Prenatal/Birth Trauma
- Developmental Trauma
Practitioner in Training
Body Oriented Psychotherapist and MFT
MFT, Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist.
Claremont EAP and other EAP. Some PPO's.