A Safe Place Within” is a Body-Oriented Psychotherapy practice. Andrea believes that emotional, spiritual and psychological work needs to be grounded in our body or it remains an ineffective intellectual exercise. We are habituated in our responses and survival techniques. To get to a deeper understanding of unconscious material we need to listen deeply from within. The body holds all of our life’s experiences and an innate wisdom about our true nature.

Andrea has combined the discipline of Counseling with several key practices that bring a keen awareness to the body. First and foremost is a conscious awareness of the breath as our most fundamental movement pattern and interaction with the world. Movement therapies help us to bring a focus on body sensations and information that is stored in muscle memory. Andrea guides and accompanies her clients in conscious breath, visualization, meditation, authentic movement, sounding, Trager Mentastics® , EMDR and other practices.

After a body-oriented experience Andrea always helps her clients cognitively integrate the new material from the session. Andrea is dedicated to maintaining a clear, comfortable and safe environment for this deep level of work and healing to occur. Sessions are held at Luminosity Studio in Concord, MA.

Andrea DeSharone is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage.