Wren Anderson Mind-Body Therapy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

“Between stimulus and response there is a space, and in that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Victor Frankl.

Support Precedes Change

I am a lifelong learner and I stay curious and informed about brain science, and the latest innovations and interventions to support the healing process. I’ve spent significant time training in multiple modalities. Sometimes I see people who know what modality they would like to take the lead in their process, and most often we collaborate together and weave together multiple modalities.

Somatic Experiencing

I have completed advanced level training through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a short-term, naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of post-traumatic stress reactions. SE does not promote emotional catharsis, but instead working within one’s range of resilience to facilitate the most efficient healing recovery possible. SE works predominantly with the “felt sense,” accessing physical sensations, imagery, and motor patterns, with less emphasis on cognitive and emotional processes.

for more information: www.traumahealing.org

EMDR: (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

I am trained in Attachment Focused EMDR by the Parnell Institute. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
for more information: www.drlaurelparnell.com

DBT: (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

I have completed comprehensive training in DBT and worked at Portland DBT Institute for 5 years providing full fidelity DBT treatment. DBT is a highly structured cognitive behavioral treatment designed for people who struggle with emotion regulation. While I’m not as structured as the full fidelity model these days, I carry through a value in being action oriented, balancing acceptance and change, and in being skills based. I often weave in teaching the DBT skills including: Radical Acceptance, Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Problem Solving.
for more information: www.behavioraltech.org

Movement Based Expressive Arts:

I am a registered somatic movement therapist through ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) and trained by the Tamalpa Institute. I love teaching the Tamalpa Life Art Process because it gives people who don’t believe they are creative or artistic the skills to make art and dance from their life stories. When we work on our art we work on our lives. We often get stuck in old stories and patterns, and we know we are in the creative process when something new happens.
I offer movement based expressive arts both in individual sessions, as well as groups and workshops.
for more information: www.tamalpa.org