Leslie R Roach
I am a somatically trained psychotherapist who understands the courage it takes to pursue therapy and I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming environment in which to begin this process.
I work from a somatic and attachment-based approach to therapy. Through prior years as a bodyworker, I gained a clear understanding of the connection between mind and body. Since then, through various trainings, including training in Somatic Experiencing® (SE) with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI), and Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) with Steve Terrell, I have worked to incorporate awareness of one’s physiology into my therapeutic practice. It is my belief that patterns which keep us feeling stuck are more encompassing than what we consciously understand, think, or tell ourselves. Development trauma can get lodged and locked into our physical bodies. Research has shown that working through an integrated approach which includes the mind and body is the most effective path in healing. In addition to the importance of having mindfulness of ones physiological responses to our internal and external environments, I believe that powerful healing comes from secure relationships, and I work to foster a safe, healing relationship with all clients.
All Populations. Specialities in: Attachment issues (relationships/intimacy), Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+