About Vivian Coles
I utilize a developmental, humanistic approach, integrating my psychotherapy training with body centered techniques. My desire is to be available to adults and children to assist them in opening doors they have been unable to open alone, helping them assimilate difficult material at their own pace. I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology and am a Licensed Professional Counselor
I love using Somatic Experiencing, and find it so helpful to my clients who have suffered trauma or other events that have compromised their ability to be in touch with their bodies. I am particularly skilled in my use of EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and Somatic Experiencing, working with adults and children dealing with trauma, anxiety, divorce or relationship issues. Clients appreciate the consciousness it brings to their bodies and support for their nervous system, finding seamless ways to integrate trauma.
As a trained Play Therapist, I also like working with children age 7 and older utilizing play, sand tray and art therapy as well as Somatic Experiencing and EMDR.
I believe that clients have the innate wisdom to direct their lives. I see my role as a guide, helping clients find their way to their own truth.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
- Grief and Loss
- Medical Procedure Trauma
- Adults abused as children
Practitioner in Training – SE™ Assistant
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified EMDR Therapist
Lifewise, ODS, Pacific Source, MHN and some others