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Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine to address the effects of trauma and restore the natural regulation of the nervous system. It focuses on the connection between the mind and body, emphasizing the body's innate ability to heal from traumatic experiences.

Somatic Experiencing recognizes that traumatic events can overwhelm an individual's capacity to cope, leading to a state of dysregulation in the nervous system. This dysregulation can manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, hypervigilance, or physical pain.

The goal of Somatic Experiencing is to help individuals renegotiate and resolve traumatic experiences by paying attention to bodily sensations, movements, and physiological responses. The therapist guides the person in gently revisiting and exploring their bodily sensations related to the traumatic event while maintaining a sense of safety and grounding.

Through this process, individuals are encouraged to release and discharge the trapped energy or tension associated with the trauma. By gradually reestablishing a sense of safety and allowing the nervous system to complete its natural self-regulatory cycles, healing and integration can occur.


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The connection and therapeutic alliance to one's therapist is the most important factor for a successful outcome. Our in-house psychologists will help you find the right match based on your individual background and needs.Meet with one of our 1,500 vetted therapists online or in-person. Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors are experts at helping with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, couples therapy, and more. It's Complicated is built and owned by therapists. Since starting in Berlin 2019 we have grown organically into an international platform with local therapist communities in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, and New York.
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Irina Petreanu

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Art therapy • EMDR • Mindfulness • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Art therapy • EMDR • Mindfulness • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
80/session
In-person and Online
Bucharest
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Valerio Scaramucci

Licensed Professional Counselor
Counselling • IFS: Internal Family Systems • Mindfulness • Online therapy • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Counselling • IFS: Internal Family Systems • Mindfulness • Online therapy • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
60/session
Online only
Buenos Aires
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Daniel Holbach

Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie: Body Psychotherapy
Body therapy • Depression • Group therapy • Somatic Experiencing • Therapy for Expats • Transitions • Trauma
Body therapy • Depression • Group therapy • Somatic Experiencing • Therapy for Expats • Transitions • Trauma
80/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Tamara

Somatic Counsellor & Therapist. Integrative Body - Mind - Relational Approach
Anxiety • Couples therapy • LGBTQI • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Stress • Trauma
Anxiety • Couples therapy • LGBTQI • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Stress • Trauma
95/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Katharina Albrecht

Couples and Sex Therapist
Attachment • Body therapy • Couples therapy • Psychodynamic therapy • Sexuality • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Attachment • Body therapy • Couples therapy • Psychodynamic therapy • Sexuality • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
100/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Izabela Brzozowska

Certified trauma therapist (NARM), female healing & HP psychotherapist
Anxiety • Attachment • Burnout • Menstrual coaching • Psychotherapy • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Anxiety • Attachment • Burnout • Menstrual coaching • Psychotherapy • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
90/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Cassandra Lim

Mindfulness based Body Psychotherapist, Amsterdam
Meditation • Mindfulness • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Spirituality • Stress • Trauma
Meditation • Mindfulness • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Spirituality • Stress • Trauma
110/session
Online only
Amsterdam
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USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Ardjani Puig

Mindfulness-Based Contemplative & Somatic Counselor
Anxiety • Attachment • Integrative therapy • Mindfulness • Personal development • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Anxiety • Attachment • Integrative therapy • Mindfulness • Personal development • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
100/session
Online only
Seattle
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Cornelia Schmidt-Bleek

Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Therapy, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Attachment • Burnout • Depression • PTSD • Somatic Experiencing • Transgenerational • Trauma
Attachment • Burnout • Depression • PTSD • Somatic Experiencing • Transgenerational • Trauma
90/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Jammie Martin

US Licensed Therapist
Attachment • Gestalt therapy • Group therapy • IFS: Internal Family Systems • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Attachment • Gestalt therapy • Group therapy • IFS: Internal Family Systems • Relationships • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
110/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Chuy-You PHOW

Certified Systemic Traumatherapist (HP), Career Coach, EAP Counselor
Anxiety • Depression • EMDR • Solution-focused therapy • Somatic Experiencing • Transgenerational • Trauma
Anxiety • Depression • EMDR • Solution-focused therapy • Somatic Experiencing • Transgenerational • Trauma
80/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Ariane Fuechtner

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Traumatherapist (HPG)
Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Depression • PTSD • Somatic coaching • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Depression • PTSD • Somatic coaching • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
90/session
Online only
Berlin

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

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“The body has its own non-conceptual intelligence, so often overlooked or devalued in the face of conceptual intelligence. The body knows when it is hungry, when it needs to move, what it needs to thrive. It communicates wisdom that comes through feeling and present-moment experience. When we lose the body, we lose connections to truths

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Therapy Talk Podcast: Therapy in Unprecedented Times

It’s been more than a year since the last episode of It’s Complicated podcast was released and a lot has happened. It’s Complicated went from being the passion project of myself Johanne, a Danish psychologist, and Jakob, a Swedish psychoanalyst, to being a serious company of 10 people supporting people in finding their ideal therapist

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Somatic Healing: From Feeling Fixed to Fluid 

I take a moment, close my eyes, and breathe it all in. Perhaps I even find a little movement that syncs with my thoughts.

The Therapy Talk Podcast

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