"Your Body is Still the Best Home Your Mind will Ever Have." Matthew Sandford, Yoga Teacher
Over the years, I have created my own
signature approach to therapy. The focus of my work for the last 25 years, has been an integration of what I have learned about the Integration of psychotherapy and bodywork therapy models. These days, the therapy I offer is Mind, Body, Soul oriented and the mindfulness approach of Intuitive Bodywork/Massage Therapy and Creative Art/Drumming .
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. For those clients who have a Sensory Impairment issue, having weighted blankets placed on their body during the session sometimes helps with feeling cocoon-like safety and comfort. 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.
In addition to being a Bodywork Therapist, I am a Psychotherapist
or, as some people call it, a "Talk Therapist". I appreciate that each client is unique in the therapy choice. Not everyone likes to talk and may express their feelings through other modalities. Although, I see my non-bodywork clients in the same quiet and private space of my home studio, I have been known to transform the massage table into a workspace table for therapeutic art, drawing, sand play. Since I have been incorporating more hand drumming into my sessions, the djembe drum is a favorite tool for clients to use to access their "voice".
I earned a B.A. in Psychology and MSW from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and have nearly 30 years of post-degree professional
experience (www.linkedin.com/in/shirley9williams). I often incorporate EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) into my work with people who would benefit from making sense of old memories that don't serve them well.
Shirley Williams,ACSW, DCSW, LCSW, NCBTMB
1245 Aspen St.
Longmont, Colorado 80501
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30 minute -$40
60 minutes- $70
90 minutes- $100