Lori Clarke operates Resonance Somatic Counselling Services in St. John’s, Newfoundland, offering counselling and holistic, somatic therapy. Specializing in trauma, bereavement, and the cultivation of creativity, Lori works with her clients to build greater awareness of strengths, to learn new skills, tap into vitality, and find greater balance in life, relationships and work.
When a client has experienced loss– of a loved one, relationship, career, or sense of self– Lori’s calm, listening presence and skill as a therapist is supportive. Lori has experience working with dying persons and their families, bereaved persons, young adults, parents, caregivers, and professionals who seek support in order to find greater work-life balance. If you feel overwhelmed by anxiousness, are experiencing depression, or need support with the many feelings that arise with life transition, grief, and bereavement, Lori’s approach may be what you are looking for.
Lori is the first SEP (Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner) in Newfoundland and Labrador, offering this hopeful and effective approach to trauma resolution. The SE™ psychobiological approach to trauma resolution is a way of working experientially with clients through “stuck” fight, flight and freeze responses that remain incomplete after stressful or traumatic experiences. The completion of these response patterns brings a greater capacity for self-regulation as well as an increased sense of well-being, and availability to connect to self and others. Even though SE™ often focuses on resolving issues of trauma, it is also an effective way of supporting individuals interested in expanding their capacity to authentically live in the world, physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
Lori’s body-centred work promotes greater self-regulation while dealing with life’s challenges, large and small. Lori always has an appetite for continued learning and along with ongoing advanced professional training, Lori is an assistant at professional trainings in Somatic Experiencing® through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI).
Lori is a certified professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (Lorraine Clarke, CCPA #3865) and is a registered provider for Veterans and family members through Veteran’s Affairs Canada, and Medavie Blue Cross. Lori is an active member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.
Lori is also a member of Association of Canadian Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ACNN). This means that clients can submit official receipts to have holistic, somatic work covered through most major health insurers.