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Dara Paprock, AMFT

Telehealth Available

REGISTERED IN: California

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Therapy Style: Collaborative, Holistic, Versatile

I am deeply interested in providing a safe platform for those in need of metal health care and those who wish to change or adjust some aspect of their lives. My care is integrative. Depending on needs of the client, I provide Depth Psychology, trauma informed care, Poly-Vagal Theory, CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, and Family Systems work. I am also trained to work with Neuro-diversities and Change theory. Most of my lenses stems from somatic experiential, analysis, equine therapy experience, and a background in the arts. I enjoy working with a diverse population, artists, students, couples, people in various phases of recovery and life stages. I have also enjoyed teaching Mindfulness, Yoga, and Meditation to Veterans.

I am very interested in cultural and intuitive influences on the creative act of recovery and change. I organized my Depth psychology thesis on Butoh as a trauma response to WW2 and how to move people from isolation, “The Hungry Ghosts” and shock, back to experiencing joyfulness, and meaningful living. I have also written articles for people in addiction recovery and recovery from psychiatric medication withdrawal syndromes. I have also been interviewed by the News Paper on the state of Masculinity during the late 1980’s concerning Ballroom dancing.

One of my most informative experiences was a workshop with the BLM to get “first touch” with wild horses. Alone in a pen with a wild horse and only a few skills, I found that establishing a mode of communication is the first step in developing enjoyable relationships. As in Ballroom dance, pressure and release though spatial relationship, and non-verbal cues establish agreements and conditions to move through space and time with ease and grace.

Lic # 119121

Registered Associate Mental Health Therapist receiving Supervision at Foresight Mental Health

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