Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Developed by Pat Ogden, sensorimotor psychotherapy is a body-centered therapeutic approach to treating the somatic (or physical) symptoms of trauma. In combination with techniques from cognitive, affective and psychodynamic treatment theories, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy focuses on the client’s bodily experiences as a way to achieve increased awareness and well-being. Therapists practicing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy will help clients to become aware of their bodies and track their bodily sensations. They will teach clients how to implement physical actions that promote empowerment and competency. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy may be particularly helpful for clients are working through trauma as well as those with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, and addictions. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy experts today.

Meet the specialists

I have completed Level I training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy as well as having ongoing consultation focused on a Sensorimotor approach to treating trauma. I have been utilzing SPI in my work for the past 5 years.

— Heather Bradley, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

I have completed level 1 training and am currently enrolled in level 2 training, which is to be completed July 2019.

— Camilla Mitchell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA