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Henny Stern is a Somatic Trauma Therapist who offers in-person sessions in Cambridge, MA as well as virtual therapy in MA and NY. She specializes in treating trauma; complex PTSD, attachment wounds as well as dissociative disorders.
Henny works best with clients who have already experienced traditional talk therapy and while having gained much insight and awareness, are still struggling to see the changes they had hoped for. Henny is a somatic therapist, which means she supports her clients to become more attuned with their body, feel connected in the present moment, and have capacity to process and "be-with" difficult emotions and memories. Her approach is holistic and integrative and is guided by a trauma-informed lens. Her treatment also includes helping clients to identify safety, set boundaries, and move through challenging circumstances- so they can finally be on the other side of "stuckness." Henny uses the client-therapist relationship; working with client's on an individual basis- assessing needs accordingly to inform her on the best treatment plan.
Henny views trauma as less of an illness and more of a psycho-spiritual journey with opportunities for great transformation. She ultimately wants to empower her clients to listen to the messages of their body, and trust the little voice inside that speaks volumes about the past, present and path forward.
Complex trauma - Overwhelming responses in the present as a result of past experiences such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, growing up in a chaotic or stressful family
Somatic therapy - All feelings have a body component and sometimes the body holds important information in physical symptoms; works with a body process orientation that can provide a way to work with somatic symptoms including tension, pain and fatigue and the emotions that come with those feelings
Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body
Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Henny Stern is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Initial 45 min consultation is complimentary.
If you have out-of-network insurance (PPO plan), you may have benefits that allow you to get reimbursed for a percentage of our sessions. I would be happy to walk you through that process. Additionally, I offer a sliding scale $175-200 to those in need with out-of-network insurance, working to meet their deductible. Don't hesitate to reach out and ask.
Years of Experience: 13 years
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Women's Domestic Violence Shelter, Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor, 2013 - 2017
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute , Level 2 , 2021
New York University, LCSW, 2010
New York: 085168
"As my clinical supervisor, Henny transformed my neophyte career from raw potential to actual success. With her professional skills and kind demeanor, she reinforced my strengths and helped me through some steep learning curves. Supervision with Henny was the best investment for my career!"- Simmons College alum • October 2017