Somatic Psychotherapy and Yoga Therapy
Alicia Barmon, LCPC, CYT
Hello and welcome! I am a counselor, yoga teacher and bodyworker in Frederick, MD. I offer an integrated approach with the intention of helping you expand your awareness with compassion. From this awareness comes the power to transform. Together, we will explore the thoughts and feelings that create your reality, and with care and humor uncover new possibilities that can help you face the challenges in your life.
I see many of our struggles as symptoms of living in a stressful, fast-paced world. Therapy is an opportunity to slow down and tune in. My intention is to offer a soft place to land in a crazy world.
I work with people who are interested in being more gentle with themselves. Some have survived trauma, loss and addiction. Others are attempting to quiet guilt, anxiety and insecurity. While others are exploring questions of sexual orientation, gender and relationship.
My approach is individualized, positioning you as the expert of your life and using your strengths to navigate life's struggles. As a yoga instructor and bodyworker, I offer a mind-body-spirit perspective that helps you connect to, trust and manifest your wisdom.
I encourage my clients to take what works and leave what doesn't. I am deeply honored when people open up to me and share their struggles and I am committed to supporting people in their process.
I see "mental illness" as a symptom of a larger cultural toxicity. My hope is to help people understand the context in which their symptoms unfold. I tend to be interactive using gentle curiosity to explore whatever shows up.
Ahimsa or do no harm speaks to the concept that we are all connected. When one of us suffers, we all suffer. It is with this tenet that I approach life. I invite those who sit with me to do the same.
The work of life is to become more fully human - softening into 'what is' over and over again.