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The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. 

~Erik Erikson

Somatic Psychotherapy

Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy includes the body, mind, emotion and energy of your system in the healing process. Traditional psychotherapy is combined with various mind-body exercises and modalities to support physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

 

Christine Milovani utilizes a client-centered, strength-based, compassion-focused and somatic approach to psychotherapy as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 

A combination of the following somatic therapy approaches may be used in your session based on the clinical assessment of your needs from your therapist and with your permission:

  • integrative body-centered psychotherapy

  • somatic experiencing

  • inner relationship focusing

  • mindfulness & meditation

  • guided imagery

  • movement

  • breath awareness

  • EMDR

Areas of focus for psychotherapy:

Psychotherapy session with woman
Psychotherapy Session with man
*Currently working with adults only

Positive impacts of somatic therapy may include:

  • self-awareness and confidence

  • attunement to one's own body

  • ease and comfort

  • healthy connection with others

  • self-regulation and motivation

  • curiosity for the healing process

  • authentic communication

  • resilience and capacity

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  • Anxiety 

  • Attachment Styles

  • Boundaries

  • Depression

  • Chronic Illness

  • Communication

  • Compassion / Empathy Fatigue

  • Coping Skills

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Executive Functioning Support

  • Grief & Loss

  • Identity

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Life Transitions

  • Medical Trauma

  • Mindful Eating

  • Mood and Stress

  • Nervous System Support / Flexibility

  • PTSD

  • Relationships

  • Resilience

  • Self Esteem

  • Trauma Recovery

  • Women's Health

Christine Milovani's Experience:

Christine Milovani, LCSW, SEP, has 28 years experience as a social worker in Madison, Wisconsin and surrounding areas. Throughout her social work career, she has focused on an integrative approach of psychotherapy, somatic therapies, eastern philosophy, health and spirituality.

 

Christine holds a safe and grounded space for healing, while approaching each person with genuine support, authenticity and an open-heart. Sessions are tailored for what is needed in the moment and a partnership is created to focus on healing the whole person.

Education & Training:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Wisconsin

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Marquette University

  • Masters in Clinical Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Independent Study: Integrative Health and Social Work, UW-Madison

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing International

  • SE Teaching Assistant, Somatic Experiencing International

  • EMDR Level I/II Therapist, EMDR Consulting, EMDRIA approved

  • Inner Relationship Focusing, Maureen Gallagher, PhD

  • Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor, 250+ hrs with IIQTC

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist, The Wellness Institute

  • Mindful Self-Compassion, with Kristy Arbon, Kristin Neff and Chris Germer

  • Motivational Interviewing, UW-Madison, Laura Saunders, MSW

  • Whole Health Clinical Education & Whole Health Coaching, VHA, PIRE & UW

Please note that clinical assessment, diagnosis and interventions are only offered within psychotherapy sessions, and only offered for Wisconsin residents due to state licensure.

You may choose to engage in Integrative Somatic Wellness sessions to support your health and wellbeing, if you are not interested in the psychotherapy approach.

Please note:

24 hour crisis evaluation or crisis management is not a service offered.

For medical or mental health emergencies call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.

You may also call or text 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 24/7 confidential support.
Please do not leave an urgent message on contact form, on phone voicemail, through text or by email.

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