About Dr. Anya
The essence and power of Dr. Anya's work is informed by her expertise in multiple modalities, providing a richness and diversity that many believe meet their specific needs and provide effective, lasting results. Clients often report that they experience being more at home in their life and bodies, discover a felt sense of safety, experience less stress, more regulation, a renewed sense of purpose and aliveness, as well as, surprising discoveries and insights.
Anya believes in each person’s ability to tap into their own unique creative source and inner wisdom. As an empath and intuitive herself, she is passionate about supporting other empaths and highly sensitive individuals to embrace their gifts and thrive in today's world where they are so needed. She enjoys empowering others in this inner journey with respect, humor, wisdom and creativity.
Dr. Anya completed a 2-year research project as part of her doctoral studies focusing on the experiences of eight individuals who engaged in somatic therapies to heal their trauma. The results showed that the process of embodiment was a healing and positive experience in their recovery. This research has informed her clinical practice as it highlighted the essential elements inherent in reclaiming the body in order to heal from trauma.
PhD in Clinical Somatic Psychology
MA degree in Clinical Psychology
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Trauma Informed Heart Math Practitioner
Somatic Movement Therapist
Somatic Parts Work (IFS-Informed)
Spontaneous Transformation Method
Life and Wellness Coach
Positive Neuroplasticity Professional training with Dr. Rick Hanson
Extensive training in Process Oriented Psychology,
Power of Embodied Transformation with Coaches Rising
The Neuroscience of Change with Coaches Rising
Neuroscience of Embodied Learning Professional Training with Amanda Blake
Embodied and Somatic Coaching Training
Dr. Anya is the developer of Body Wisdom Life Coaching.
She had a former career as a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexologist and Bodyworker. She has a life long love of conscious movement, sacred embodiment, dance, music and sound healing.
I help others reclaim the brilliance of their body mind connection to transform trauma, shift perspective into life giving beliefs and utilize embodiment to bring their best self and gifts into the world. I integrate the best of neuroscience, somatic psychology and somatic coaching to get lasting results. I provide lifelong skills and tools to live your life to the fullest.
As an empath, I am passionate about helping empaths and sensitive souls embrace their gifts and come into their bodies in a way that is grounded, safe and essential at this time in the world. Embodiment helps those with high level sensitivity connect with their true self and increase their ability to be present in the world and around others with more ease and grace. When you know who you are, it is much easier to know who you are not and master your energy and reactions.
With a doctorate in Clinical Somatic Psychology, I bring high level skills and training to provide a safe, competent and experienced space for you to grow in. My training was valuable and does inform my work. However, I found conventional psychology limiting in perspective and focused too keenly on what was wrong. I wanted to provide a space that not only included the body in therapy but also focused more on your strengths, creativity and inherent perfection. Therefore, I do not work as a psychologist, diagnose or treat mental illness. I see myself more as a mentor and coach supporting you on the path of growth and transformation.
This work is most appropriate for those who are seeking personal and spiritual growth and are ready to fully commit and engage in the process. It requires an openness to change and the ability to stay the course. It is also best suited for those who are familiar with personal growth work and desire a more integrative somatic approach or are ready to take the next step to a higher level of ease and life.
It is not for those who are currently in crisis, challenged with a mental health illness, unmanageable PTSD or active addictions. Working with pathologies are not within my current framework or within my area of expertise. Also a certain level of stability is needed for this work to be successful. There are plenty of capable therapist who work well in those areas. I encourage to get the help you need.
In order to be sure we are a good fit, I offer a Free 20 minute Consultation