Tiffany Somera, MA, LMFTA, MHP
Description of Counselor/Practice
There is no “one-size-fits-all” to therapy. I believe the most crucial part of healing work comes from a place of compassion and trust within the therapeutic relationship. My approach is of Humanistic-Experiential orientation grounded within a social justice lens. I focus on the authentic, here-in-now interactions and can address my individual clients, with all the intersectional identities they hold. I am nurturing and open, and usually step back in order for you to set the pace on your healing journey. I respect and acknowledge you wanting to dive into your own work and try not to impose on my own agenda in session.
As a family therapist, we will work together in assessing toxic and relational behaviors, alongside your family of origin narrative which influences how you show up with loved ones in your life. During our initial session, we will most likely be creating a family genogram, or an ‘active family tree’ giving us insight on patterns that were passed down from generation to generation. Throughout therapy, we will continue to bring these important figures in the room (spiritually, sometimes, physically) to process narratives of trauma and also, resiliency.
Currently, I am in the process of getting certified as an EMDR therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) approach, believes past emotionally-charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. EMDR processing uses rapid sets of bilateral stimulation (i.e. sets of rapid eye movement) which helps you break through emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life.