Somatic Freedom Therapy, Group practice in New York, New York — Zencare
Somatic Freedom Therapy
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Somatic Freedom Therapy

New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 17, 2021

Somatic Freedom Therapy is a group therapy practice providing individual psychotherapy services for adults and adolescents. 45-minute sessions for new clients are available with associate therapists Pallavi Ankolekar, Farah Morain and Eva Turner whose approach is uniquely tailored to each individual's specific strengths and needs.

At Somatic Freedom Therapy, therapy is about creating a space where a person can enter into an honest examination and understanding of oneself through deeper connection with their mind and body. It is through this process that each person becomes more fully aware and in touch with their truest self. It is in this place that growth, acceptance, and change occur, which allows space for healing.

Danielle  Murphy
Danielle Murphy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Pallavi  Ankolekar
Pallavi Ankolekar

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW


About

Who are the therapists at Somatic Freedom Therapy?

Founder Danielle Murphy began the practice based on a decade of experience in embodied approaches to trauma recovery. Under Danielle's guidance, Pallavi Ankolekar, Farah Morain and Eva Turner are passionate about supporting people and communities of color through a skills-based and trauma-informed lens.

Pallavi is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner, and uses this powerful combination of evidence-based approaches to guide people through processing trauma, strengthening their sense of inner calm and resilience, and feeling more grounded in daily life.

Farah Morain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner dedicated to providing a therapeutic approach that is holistic, strengths based and collaborative. With a strong passion for helping individuals meet their life goals, Farah uses evidenced based practices and body oriented techniques to help clients manage their challenges, celebrate joy, and recognize their full potential.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at Somatic Freedom Psychotherapy specialize in working with adult and adolescent individuals in a collaborative manner to overcome issues that are causing them distress. They believe that each person has a birthright to feel ease in their bodies and minds, which allows them to have the freedom to live the life that they desire. The therapists at Somatic Freedom Psychotherapy are skilled at working with the impacts of traumatic events, complex trauma, anxiety, depression and life changes. They are especially excited to support and serve BIPOC clients and LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Why should I choose your practice?

Somatic Freedom Therapy is unique in that we are a team of all BIPOC therapists who focus on meeting the needs of marginalized communities. All of the therapists at our practice understand that relational connection is key to healing and thus work hard to craft a warm, interactive and authentic therapeutic relationship with all clients. We believe that everyone can achieve a better sense of wellbeing when they learn how to tune into their own inner wisdom presented through both the mind and the body.

You can feel confident that if you come to therapy at this practice, you will be meeting with highly trained and supervised clinicians who are providing interventions and support that are current and proven effective. You will receive culturally competent care from people who are committed to practicing from a framework of social justice.

How does payment work at your practice?

Clinicians at Somatic Freedom Therapy are out-of-network with all insurance panels.

Individual 45-minute sessions with Danielle: $200/session

Individual 45-minute sessions with Pallavi: $150/session

Individual 45-minute sessions with Farah: $150/session

Individual 45-minute sessions with Eva: $125/session

Sliding scale fees: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy, when possible. The fee will be discussed during the phone consultation, should you decide to work with a clinician at the practice.

Out of Network benefits: This practice is an accepted provider for most out of network insurance providers. We will work with you to fully understand and utilize your benefits.

What services does your practice offer?

Somatic Freedom Psychotherapy is a psychotherapy group practice in Midtown Manhattan. We offer individual and group therapy sessions. We also offer clinical consultation.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Somatic Freedom Therapy is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Individual sessions with Danielle: $175 (45min)
  • Individual sessions with Pallavi: $125 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
363 7th Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10001
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 082323


Languages

English