About Daphne Georghiou
My Lifelong Practice
Everything I offer as a psychotherapist comes from my own journey of healing and growth. By the time I left my home country for the United States at 18, I had already sought ways to heal from childhood emotional pain and attain wholeness. Likewise, even as a child, I developed a multicultural sensitivity and awareness of Global Challenges.
Throughout my adulthood, I sought therapy environments that supported creativity, body awareness (somatic therapy), and holistic therapy. This brought me to Tamalpa Institute in Marin County, California.
There, I studied the Halprin Life-Art Process AKA somatic expressive arts therapy. Thus strengthened, I explored progressive trauma therapy modalities for nurturing myself from past wounding. Above all, I learned to restore wholeness to emotional and psychological fragmentation, discover my "true self", and utilize my "true gifts."
As an eternal seeker of wisdom, I am forever sharing holistic therapy methods with my clients. These stem from a strong background in Theatre, Dance, Yoga, and Art Therapies.
Would you like to know how holistic therapy and clinical counselling can help you? Book a free 15 minute consultation today on 778-985-6670. I look forward to hearing from you.
The Heart of My Practice:
"We each have the capacity to live to our full potential as human beings. Each of us has the inherent capability
to grow and know himself or herself on a deeper level. It is this self-knowledge and self-awareness that helps to shed light on, and make sense of, whatever painful reality we encounter in the present."
What Makes Me Unique?
One thing that sets me apart from other therapists is my Multicultural Sensitivity and Global Perspective.
Originally from a small Greek island, born and raised in Southern Africa, I've lived in many places. My multicultural sensitivity and perspective come from my own experiences of diaspora. I truly understand the struggle of starting over in a new land.
To my clients who are facing similar Global Challenges, I bring to you this real-life experience. And I welcome yours.
One effective therapy approach that helps clients create positive, lasting life-change is Somatic Psychotherapy.
As a seasoned Somatic Psychotherapist, allow me to describe how this progressive practice can be beneficial to you.
Somatic Psychotherapy and Holistic Therapy
By definition, Somatic Psychotherapy is a whole-person therapy approach that honours and facilitates the balancing and union of the parts that make us human—the mind, the Body/Soma, the emotions, and the Psyche/Soul.
Why is this important? Because often in our computer-internet culture, there is a disconnect between body, mind, and spirit. Our modern world often lacks accessible ways to understand and experience the Body-Mind-Spirit relationship. And thus, we miss something integral to our healing and inner balance.
What's more, Somatic Psychotherapy blends naturally within traditional counselling environments. It bridges the Body-Mind gap and supports trauma healing (whether present-day or past family-of-origin issues). As a result, a client can progress beyond troubling, obsessive thoughts and overcome previous limitations.
With this therapy, you can deepen your capacity to know yourself in a whole, integrated, and complete way. You can address issues and bring about real change from the inside out. Change that lasts!
In short: Somatic means "of the cellular body" or the Soma, where our "feeling-experience" is housed. The body (soma) is where life's traumas are stored (emotional and mental impacts, big and small, both conscious and unconscious).
Psyche is the energy, or the "chi", that powers the body. It is the Spirit or the Soul, as it relates to the power of the Mind.
And there you have it: Somatic Psyche.
Whether you're interested in exploring Somatic methodologies or the more traditional, clinical psychotherapy that I offer, call me today for a free consultation. Your individual needs will be met with a tailor-made course of therapy that works for you. Call today: 778-985-6670.
Education and Certifications
M.A., Counselling Psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute - a Jungian and Depth psychology based school.
California State Board Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #50821); completion of 3000 supervised clinical hours and state examinations.
Internationally Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA
(International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).
Tamalpa Institute Life-Art Process Practitioner, (Halprin: body-based expressive arts therapy).
BCACC, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC member #13342) with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Authorized Continuum Teacher, authorized by the late Continuum Movement founder and somatic movement pioneer, Emilie Conrad.
Member of AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) BC division.
Professional History and Affiliations
Prior to my graduate level clinical examinations and obtaining board certification, I trained and treated clients as a psychotherapist intern in various addiction recovery hospitals and retreat centres where I worked to obtain 3000 supervised clinical hours. In those 4 years, I led individual, couple and group counselling and therapy sessions to support clients with:
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating issues
- Severe Mental Disorders, including Schizophrenia
- PTSD and Trauma Recovery
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Training
- Hakomi Training
- Yoga Therapy for Trauma
- Transpersonal Psychology
- Mindfulness tools, Breathing techniques and Visualization
- Meditation to relieve anxiety, stress, panic and sleep disorders
- Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais)
- Laban/Bartenieff Somatic Fundamentals
- Psycho-dynamic Therapy
- Relational Therapy
- Jungian and Depth Psychology
- Somatic Psychology
- Family Systems
- Drama Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Transpersonal Psychology
- Family Violence and Addiction Counselling for relationships, alcohol and substance abuse
Founding Director: Therapy of Motion
For two decades I have designed and led workshops in body-based Expressive Arts Therapy, Continuum Movement, and breath work. The focus of Therapy of Motion is on Feminine Empowerment and body-wisdom integration. To attend a workshop, please visit: www.therapyofmotion.com
New clients regularly feel results almost right away. Ready to take the next step?
Call Daphne today: 778-985-6670
Daphne Georghiou is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), holds an MA in Counselling Psychology, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).
*Counselling fees for a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC member) may qualify for reimbursement with some Extended Health Benefits Plans
**You may file these fees in your personal taxes under "Medical Expenses"
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