My name is Katie McClain. I'm a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and a certified Somatic Life Coach. Somatic means, of the body. I offer body-mind healing, tools, and interventions to help adults and children to feel better and do better in life and relationships.
If you suffer with stress, anxiety, depression, and/or mood swings, I want you to know that it IS possible to feel better. The answer to feeling better lies within your own body. I support clients in connecting to themselves holistically and with compassion. The somatic support I offer helps clients to release stress and anxiety through gentle processes that are safe and never overwhelming. With my support and guidance, you'll kindle your innate ability to heal and grow. You'll begin to shift toward a life that feels easier,
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~ Rumi
Your body has an innate ability to heal. During a Somatic Experiencing® session, which is the basic method I use with all of my clients, I support your nervous system to settle down so you can rest, recover, and generally begin to feel more safe. As your body, specifically your nervous system, begins to rest, you learn or re-learn to recognize a sense of well-being. As this happens, we are able to do the deeper work of releasing stress energy that’s ‘stuck’ in your nervous system.
What’s possible is an increase in your capacity for managing everyday issues. You begin to feel better for longer periods and your life shifts to a fuller sense of goodness and ease. Read more for more details on what I offer and info about complimentary consultations below:
You will always have a choice about which tools we employ during your sessions, some of which are the following:
Somatic Experiencing along with various Mindfulness, Grounding, and Presence Techniques
The Safe and Sound Protocol – a listening protocol created by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of The Polyvagal Theory
Somatic Table Work – non-manipulative contact to regulate your nervous system
After SE sessions, clients report feeling…
An increased sense of goodness in their life
More energy to manage life’s tasks
Less stress in relationships
An ability to handle things that were previously difficult
A deeper more profound sense of themselves
Renewed clarity and ability to accomplish goals
Somatic Experiencing can help you to…
Feel less stuck or overwhelmed
Overcome stress, worry, or anxiety
Be less reactive in stressful situations
In addition to somatic tools, I've written several books and created an app to help kids and adults shift to more positive thinking using a simple but powerful method. Learn more about the curriculum I've created in my Thought Monster Series by going to my website at www.katiemcclain.com.
For new clients, I offer a complimentary consultation via phone or Zoom video to give the chance to get some questions answered as well as experience what it will feel like to work with me. Please reach out via email to schedule your consultation.
*I am not a psychotherapist. Depending on your circumstances, I may recommend that you work with a therapist in addition to having sessions with me. Or, I may refer you to another practitioner if I feel your needs are better served by someone else.
Katie helped me through a difficult parenting challenge. She was so kind and supportive. I highly recommend working with her!