Ariel Giarretto, MS, LMFT, SEP is devoted to helping couples and individuals become more at ease in their bodies, as well as discovering what is their most authentic relationship to their gender, their sensuality and their sexuality. She has been a body-oriented trauma therapist for many decades. On staff at the Esalen Institute throughout the 90's, she studied with some of the finest somatic teachers and sexuality /Tantra experts. Trained in a wide variety of somatic therapies, she is primarily informed by Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE), the beautiful, heart-centered work that treats the physiological effects of the trauma, as well as connects people to their deepest, core self. For 19 years she had been full-time SE teaching faculty, training and mentoring professionals all over the globe. She is trained as a bodyworker, and is a certified Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker. She has extensive training in pre and perinatal psychology, and attachment and developmental trauma, and volunteered for many years as a doula. She works with couples and individuals desiring sexual or intimacy enhancement, as well as those who have experienced infertility, traumatic births and invasive medical procedures. She practices in Oakland, CA. USA
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