Strong Hands, Strong Heart Bodywork - Healing Space, Healing Place

"I myself believe that the
 evidence for God lies primarily in inner personal experiences-
William James (from the book The Map of Heaven 
by Eben Alexander, M.D

Over the years, I have created my own
signature approach to doing  therapy. The focus of this approach is an inter-weave of the fields of psychotherapy and massage/bodywork therapy. This Integrative model of Mind, Body, Soul Therapy is what inspires me, after nearly 30 years, to continue to offer my services to others. 

Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
 I have been trained in the Swedish Massage modality, however, my work is deeply intuitive  and regenerating. I use therapeutic-grade essential oils, reflexology, warm herbal compresses, cupping  and sound therapy for those who would benefit from these adjunct  tools. My sessions are generally 90 minutes, but if time is an issue, I can adjust the session length. My therapy office is in my  home-studio in Longmont, Colorado. It is in a dedicated quiet space in the lower level of my  home.

EMDR & Expressive Art/Drumming Therapy
 There are different ways to access emotions and talk through  feelings. Children and adults sometimes need something to help move this process along. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy & Expressive Arts/Drumming Therapy are the focal point of my work for mental health issues. When a client is working with another Professional therapist I often serve as an adjunct therapist to assist the progress of their work.  Including clay art, touch drawing, sand play therapy, drumming and other percussion instruments into an EMDR session can help access memories that are linkied to feelings of sadness often clouded -over or buried by guilt and anger.  I have found that EMDR Therapy  helps people with their present day relationships whether work-related or interpersonal. Finally, I have found that EMDR Therapy is a new therapy for healing grief and trauma and offers a deeper understanding  for caregivers of hospice patients (siblings, spouse, friends)  and those that have already departed as it helps build a communication bridge between the departed and the survivors. EMDR Thereapy is not just a therapy for healing grief and trauma from the loss of a human loved one. The loss of an animal-companion, a dog, cat, horse for example, is often a traumatizing experience for the survivors. EMDR Therapy can be a healing tool for all grief and trauma.

I earned a B.A. in Psychology and MSW (Masters in Social Work)from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and have nearly 30 years of post-degree professional 
experience (  I am a licensed therapist with the State of Colorado. I am trained in EMDR Therapy and continuing education of EMDR Therapy related coursework. My bodywork therapy foundation training is from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and the International Institute of Reflexology. I am a Nationally Certified Bodywork & Massage Therapist.

Session Fees
EMDR Therapy-$90
EMDR Therapy & Expressive Art/Drumming Therapy-( longer session)-$120
Bodywork Session $90

Strong Hands, Strong Heart
Therapy for Mind, Body, Soul
Shirley WIlliams, MSW, LCSW, NCBTMB
Longmont, Colorado 80501


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