In our work together...
We will explore what works and feels right for you. Resourcing the benefits of, Inner Relationship Focusing, Massage Therapy somatic tools, and Skills for Change practices, we will build your awareness and capacity for you to accomplish your goals and shift your experiences in life.
As your personal ally, companion, and guide, I will support you with attention to your specific and unique needs. By listening to your goals, strengths, quirks, and challenges, I will learn about you and how you orient in life. With this knowledge, I will be able to offer you shifts in perspective, habits, and behaviors to support your change process in mind, body, and spirit.
Whether you are working with depression, anxiety, stress, health concerns, relationship challenges, LGBTQI+ context, mindfulness, life transitions, or seeking psychedelic preparation and integration, I will help you move forward with more empowered and effective ways of being in the world.
Given the multifaceted landscape of human experience with oppressive systems, late-stage capitalism, inequity, and social justice reform, I honor the diverse experiences of my clients. With respect to the varied ancestral histories, wisdom, beliefs, and orientations of my clients, I aim to acknowledge the broader context that affects your power and access to resources. I work to track my evolving awareness and center you as the expert on your own lived experience. In order to make your sessions as relevant to you as possible, I make an intentional effort to refine my fluency and continue my education.
Based on my undergraduate education in Psychology at UCSC, post-graduate education at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, training in Skills for Change coaching, certifications with The Embody Lab, and a life-long journey of my own personal self-development, I offer a wide spectrum of techniques to help you effectively recognize, accept, explore, and nurture the different parts of yourself.
Serving my community as a massage therapist and wellness educator in the Bay Area since 2001, I come to the table with deep gratitude for the diversity of experience and perspectives of my clients. Accessing the power of how our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellbeing inter-relate, I offer a dynamic, holistic approach to working together in ways that nourish a felt sense of safety and self-trust.
By creating a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental discovery space, I offer the opportunity for you to tap into your wise self knowing and sources of personal power to elicit transformative and sustainable change in your life. We will work collaboratively to help you more effectively access your resources, consciousness, inspiration, and activate motivation.
I invite you to experience a more empowered relationship with your mental and physical wellbeing that will extend positively out into every aspect of your life.
Gemma Depolo, CMT, SFCC
CA License #62191