I graduated from Hawaii Pacific university with a Masters degree in Advanced Generalist Social Work with a cross cultural emphasis in May of 2011. I completed a year long course in integrative Gestalt counseling and EMDR in 2019. My background during the years of 2014 till 2018 have been in crises evaluation and trauma focused counseling in a community based clinical setting.
Khem Shepsutera, LCSW, LAC, CIGT, with training in EMDR and trauma-focused care. My specialization is in helping clients ground themselves in the present with somatic based exercises to manage anxiety based phenomena; garnering the right contact or awareness with experiences in which maladaptive core beliefs were established.
I invite you to pause with me in this present space (intentionally) and take 2 deep and slow breaths from the abdomen (Back straight). What are you noticing in your body? What are these sensations (Dreams, Archetypes , Omens, Images, pain, fear, sadness etc.)? Where is it located in your body presently? Yes! the body keeps the score. It is a receptacle of programs in which we are oftentimes unaware we overlook; desensitized to its non-verbal wisdom. In fact, we generally weren't taught to slow down and pay attention to it during those crucial moments in our lives in which our self image and esteem are impacted..
Areas of focus: Anxiety , trauma , Couples, LGBTQ, Adolescents , older adults , transpersonal, existential. Anger management. Depression.
MA, NCC Counselor and Life Coach
MSW & Unlicensed Psychotherapist, NLC
Director of Community Services & Engagement
BA in Arts
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