“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimise the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”
The body carries the legacy of trauma and attachment dynamics...
Movement is a way to explore the unconscious...
What is EMDR Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach…
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Do you feel disconnected from your partner...
Counseling for Anxiety
Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already...
Therapy for Depression
Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? Do these thoughts often enter your…
Counseling for Trauma
Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death...
Circle of Security
The Circle of Security® is an innovative intervention program designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their parents.
LGBTQIA+ Individual Therapy
Stigma, in any form, is an impediment to the well-being of those who experience it. Given the stressors that LGBT groups...
Do you need support, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment? Are you a busy…
We offer Sensorimotor Skills Group
Rest and Recover
Poor sleep, disrupted relationships, altered view of self or the world, low mood, intrusive thoughts—these are some of the symptoms of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS).
Trauma Informed Stabilization Therapy (TIST)
TIST or Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment is an approach to the address the challenges of treating self-destructive behavior.
At Montana Center for Somatic Psychotherapy in Missoula, we have created a space dedicated to healing and growth—where the journey toward addiction recovery takes center stage
At Montana Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, we recognize the profound advantages that group therapy can offer on the road to well-being.
“Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both.”
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”
“The partner of head is heart.
Body has no opposite.
In body, heart and head are one.”
Georgi Y. Johnson, Nondual Therapy: The Psychology of Awakening
“All emotions, even those that are suppressed and unexpressed, have physical effects. Unexpressed emotions tend to stay in the body like small ticking time bombs—they are illnesses in incubation.”
Marilyn Van M. Derbur, Miss America by Day
The mind-body clash has disguised the truth that psychotherapy is physiology. When a person starts therapy, he isn’t beginning a pale conversation; he is stepping into a somatic state of relatedness.
Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.