Drew Hutchinson, MFT, Psychotherapist
Have you experienced any of these symptoms?
Anxiety or Depression
Feelings of walking on eggshells
Feelings of overwhelm or irrational fear
Problems with intimacy or sexuality
Stomach problems such as IBS or digestive issues.
Issues sleeping or having nightmares.
If so, you may be struggling with the aftermath of complex childhood trauma or a more recent traumatic event.
I specialize working with trauma and trauma related symptoms. I am trained in Bioenergetics and certified in Somatic/Analytic Psychotherapy. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Dominican and John F. Kennedy Universities and have lectured on Trauma to students of psychology for more than 10 years. I use the latest neurophysiological trauma research to inform and guide my work.
Trauma Informed Somatic Psychotherapy
Trauma is primarily a neurophysiological issue rooted in the body and the primitive brain. Because of this, cognitive approaches and talk therapy are generally not effective in relieving the primary symptoms. I approach the symptoms of trauma by working directly with the nervous system and by helping you retrain your body to respond to triggers more appropriately. You will learn techniques and coping mechanisms to help you regulate anxiety and fear. You will learn to be more mindful and present, experience your aliveness more, and be more able to trust and be intimate.
Trauma work can be especially productive for couples who are experiencing issues with intimacy and sexuality in long term relationships. Sometimes it can take many years for the dynamics to appear and severely impact the relationship. Working through the challenges of trauma in a relationship can help deepen intimacy, trust and the capacity to be vulnerable, necessary components of a thriving relationship.
Improve communication, emotional connection and physical intimacy. Drew is comfortable and familiar working with all types of relationships including same sex, open,and polyamorous relationships.
Each of us carries baggage from the past into our lives. This can result in depression, anxiety and feelings of disappointment. Drew can help you sort through the impediments to personal growth enabling you to feel more satisfied and fulfilled with your life and accomplishments.
If you are sorting through the loss of loved one, divorce, or some other major life transition, it is important to have support. Drew has helped people through difficult life transitions and understands the importance of allowing space for the process of grieving.
Trainings and Supervision
Drew provides training and supervision in the areas of Somatic Therapy, Relational Analytic approaches, Law and Ethics and Couples Therapy. Contact Drew directly to inquire about advanced trainings or supervision.