HEALING METHODS

Somatic Psychotherapy

The Somatic Experiencing method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with other 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE ™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. Somatic Psychotherapy heavily informs the world view and all therapeutic interventions and community offerings of Palo Santo. 

EMDR Psychotherapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy tool that has become widely accepted as one of the leading-edge interventions for processing trauma and life stressors. At Palo Santo, we employ a somatically-informed EMDR process, constantly assessing the nervous system for what it needs to help move through and release traumatic experiences. EMDR can be a great tool to assist the brain and body healing from trauma by helping remove the fight/flight/freeze charge that exists as a result of past trauma. 

Ketamine Assisted
Psychotherapy

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is an innovative method used to address a variety of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and underlying trauma among others, where Ketamine sessions are blended with psychotherapy sessions with a licensed clinician who is trained to work with the subconscious material that becomes available during the medicine sessions. This approach is innovated and very promising in the field of mental health. 

 

Somatic
Psychotherapy

EMDR Psychotherapy

Ketamine Assisted
Psychotherapy

The Somatic Experiencing method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with other 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE ™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. Somatic Psychotherapy heavily informs the world view and all therapeutic interventions and community offerings of Palo Santo. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy tool that has become widely accepted as one of the leading-edge interventions for processing trauma and life stressors. At Palo Santo, we employ a somatically-informed EMDR process, constantly assessing the nervous system for what it needs to help move through and release traumatic experiences. EMDR can be a great tool to assist the brain and body healing from trauma by helping remove the fight/flight/freeze charge that exists as a result of past trauma. 

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is an innovative method used to address a variety of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and underlying trauma among others, where Ketamine sessions are blended with psychotherapy sessions with a licensed clinician who is trained to work with the subconscious material that becomes available during the medicine sessions. This approach is innovated and very promising in the field of mental health. 

 

“Human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening - a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation.”

Peter Levine, Ph.D.

Developer of the Somatic Experiencing Method

SANKALPA

Sankalpa is a Sanskrit term describing an intention formed in the mind which draws strength from the heart. Sankalpa is a solemn vow, a heartfelt desire, or a life’s prayer.

Ingenuity

Leading research displays the beauty of each individual nervous system, its unique neurodiversity, and imprinting of ancestral experiences in our genetics. At Palo Santo, we offer cutting-edge trauma healing through ego state integration and mind/body/spirit wholeness. Our interventions are innovative, evidence-based, and grounded in the ingenuity of research.

Mindfulness

As trauma counselors, we prioritize resting within ourselves as we sit and work with you. If we are not aware of our own shadows of shame, pain, and grief, it hinders our capacity to sit with yours. At The health and wellness of our clients is our utmost concern, but so is the health and wellness of our team. And that ultimately means better trauma counseling and better healing.

Community

We heal through connection with ourselves and our community. Palo Santo strives to reconnect people through individual services and group restorative experiences—along with the clinical training events for healing professionals. The work of healing goes far beyond our team at Palo Santo, and we are honored to link arms with our vibrant and diverse community.

Trauma inherently disconnects us from ourselves and the world around us. For Palo Santo, healing trauma is not only about employing innovative clinical interventions, but also about reconnecting with ourselves and the medicine of our family, our community, and our earth.

Christina Conrad

LPC-S, SEP, founder of Palo Santo Therapy

Christina Conrad, LPC-S, SEP, founder of Palo Santo Therapy, and Clinical Educator, believes deeply in the innate wisdom of the body and soul to heal from trauma. As a Somatic Psychotherapist, Christina is trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and iRest Yoga Nidra and has extensive training in the physiology and neurobiology of trauma.

Christina is also trained in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy through MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies), Psilocybin Assisted Psychotherapy and provides Psychedelic Integration therapy. Christina is passionate about making this work available to her community and the heartland region via research and upon FDA approval.

LPC-S, SEP, founder of Palo Santo Therapy, believes deeply in the innate wisdom of the body and soul to heal from trauma. She is dedicated to helping others live out their lives with the greater ability to be fully present to themselves and the world around them. Furthermore, increasing their capacity to live presently in the joy that exists in their lives, rather than being overcome by its struggles.

Christina has extensive training in the physiology and neurobiology of trauma. As a Somatic and Attachment-Based Psychotherapist, Christina works to heal developmental trauma and the shame that often accompanies it. She has extensive experience in childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse, attachment trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, combat trauma, addiction, and shame resiliency. Christina has worked in both in-patient and outpatient facilities, domestic violence/sexual assault shelters, and community mental health.

Christina is also trained in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy through MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) and provides Psychedelic Integration therapy. Christina is passionate about making this work available to her community and the heartland region via research and upon FDA approval.

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