Adria Zimmerman, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner certified to work with the debilitating symptoms related to trauma. Adria has been in private practice, specific to trauma work, for 10 years. She owes her own healing and resilience to the work of Somatic Experiencing®.
Adria is a primary
Faculty Training Assistant and approved session and consult provider to students seeking certification for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute trainings, Touching Trauma, Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists and BASE® Bodywork and Somatic Education for Trauma Therapists
Her Somatic Experiencing® Certification comes from seven years of training in Trauma Resolution from the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute with:
Dr. Peter Levine
Dr. Levine received his PhD in medical biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley, and also holds a doctorate in psychology from International University. He has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of “Somatic Experiencing®.”
Books by Dr. Levine
Dr. Diane Poole Heller
Dr. Heller is an an established expert in the field of trauma resolution, Attachment Models (DARe) and Integrative healing techniques. As a Senior Faculty member for SETI, Diane teaches Somatic Experiencing in the US and Internationally. Her book “Crash Course”, a guidebook on how to resolve auto accident trauma, is used as a resource for healing trauma in the US and internationally.
Ariel Giarretto, MFT, SEP, LMT
Ariel Giarretto has been specializing in the treatment of both shock and developmental trauma since 1993. She practices in the US, Europe, and Canada as a somatic psychotherapist, a teacher and consultant. She works closely with Dr Levine, and is a practitioner and teacher of his model. She is intimately involved with the SE training programs and assists and mentors students worldwide.
Two Year Training
Somatic Experiencing Touch Training for Psychotherapist with Kathy Kain
Kathy Kain, M.Ed., SE Director of Training has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery skills for nearly 30 years. She is faculty and a senior trainer in the Somatic Experiencing training program and is the Director of Training and Education for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She is a adjunct faculty at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and Sonoma State University, and was a senior trainer for 12 years in the Somatic Psychotherapy training program based in Sydney, Australia. She is coauthor of Ortho-Bionomy; A Practical Manual.
Two Year Training
BASE™, Bodywork and Somatic Education for Trauma Therapists with Dave Berger
Dave Berger, LCMHC, PT, MA, SE, Faculty has practiced physical therapy and psychotherapy for 29 years, uniquely integrating his practices for clients with physical pain and movement problems, trauma histories, back and neck problems, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. He uses a diverse array of traditional and complementary healing practices. Dave is a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner, consultant and faculty trainer in SE, In addition to teaching the Somatic Experiencing model, Dave also teaches a post-advanced training in BASE™, Bodywork and Somatic Education for trauma therapists.
Informing Adria's work also comes from Certification and participation in field related workshops:
2 Year Training in Healing Attachment Wounds, DARe- Dr. Diane Poole Heller
Pre and Perinatal Birth Process Workshops, Ray Castellino
Working with Affective (Emotional) Symptoms - SE Faculty, Raja Selvam, PhD,
The Body Trap-Unlocking Eating Disorder - Ann Siegel, LCSW, SEP
Sensory Integrative Approach in Treating Disorders of Trauma - Ana Do Valle OTR, SEP
Sensory Integration & Affect Regulation - Ana Do Valle, OTR, SEP and Robert Scaer, MD,SEP "The Trauma Spectrum"
Greensboro, North Carolina is home to her practice since 2001, with outreach locations in Chapel Hill, Winston Salem.
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Training is approved by:
- American Psychological Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
National Association of Social Workers
California Board of Behavioral Sciences and
California Board of Registered Nursing
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Rolf Institute Elective Credit