"Rhythm is the soul of life.
The whole universe revolves in rhythm.
Everything and every human action
revolves in rhythm." Babatunde Olatunji
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, sound healing 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.
Healing Sounds Therapy
The powerful and healing modality of sound has been a part of my treatment sessions for decades since music is an integral part of most bodywork sessions. Although I have been aware of the field of Sound Medicine for some time, I have not studied it intently until recently. Most certainly, drumming has helped to open the door to this new learning system for me since drumming has so many health benefits( see my Rhythmic Drumming section). In my treatment session now, I incorporate different healing beats and sounds into the session, and have drums, bells, gongs, rain sticks and Peruvian whistles for sound healing sessions.
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 (www.linkedin.com/in/shirley9williams). I am a licensed therapist with the State of Colorado. My bodywork therapy foundation training comes from my studies at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and the International Institute of Reflexology. I am a Nationally Certified Bodywork & Massage Therapist. I have a recently achieved certificate in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitive & Reprocessing Therapy) and continue to study this trauma-sensitive work. Lastly, I am also a Clay Artist and have been learning to perfect my skills at the pottery wheel. I have recently used the healing power of making art to help me through my own personal grief process( see Adjunctive Therapy). I am a wife, mother, grandmother of five grandchildren ranging in age from 11-4.
Fees: I do NOT accept insurance but I would be happy to fill out a form for you to get reimbursed from your insurance company.
My fees are $90 a session and I accept cash, check or Pay Pal.
Strong Hands, Strong Heart
Therapy for Mind, Body, Soul
Shirley WIlliams, MSW, LCSW, NCBTMB
Longmont, Colorado 80501