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Kathy Grayson, MA
Sex: Female; MFT License #47394
6536 Telegraph Ave C-201 Oakland Ca 94609
2711 Alcatraz Ave Berkeley CA 94705
Fee scale: Sliding scale
Description of Clinical Practice
Therapy can be a safe, supportive place to help you find more happiness and well being in your life. In therapy I help people with many issues, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, growing up in a dysfunctional family, childhood abuse, self-judgment, and doubt.
I help people learn how to change their behavior, work through difficult emotions, and heal the beliefs and obstacles that inhibit living a more fulfilling life. Gently, working together, we unravel stuck places of the heart, mind, and body. As a result, clients improve their relationship with others and, most importantly, deepen their connection to themselves.
I often employ a mindfulness approach to therapy. Cutting edge research shows that by using mindfulness we can release old emotional patterns and create new healthy neural pathways.
I use many body centered mindfulness-based therapies to heal wounds, resolve trauma stored in the body and replace dysfunctional core beliefs with life affirming ones. These methods restore the regulation of the nervous system and the body's ability to relax.
My goal is to create a compassionate space that will welcome your healing.
VIPASSANA MEDITATION BACKGROUND
I have practiced Vipassana Meditation for 25 years and have extensive retreat experience of varying lengths from short retreats up to four months.
RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
I am certified as a Somatic Experience Practitioner and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. I am trained in EMDR and NARM.I am a student of Hakomi Psychotherapy, the Diamond Approach, Non-Violent Communication, and Qi Gong.