The Whole Movement Center
You want to grow.
You value relationships. You’re familiar with therapy but have gotten stuck, because what you know to be true and what you feel on the inside don’t match.
Somehow, learning about your problems isn’t changing them. You want something better for yourself and don’t know how to get there on your own.
Photo by Uri Nevo from Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s Bein Kodesh Le’Hol by Rami Be’er
I help adults, children, families, and couples get past old patterns and feel more fully present with one another. I use an active body-mind approach to recovery from physical and emotional pain, trauma, and relational injury.
If you are looking for a therapist that can combine physical and psychological interventions in a personalized and intuitive way, I am ready to help!
Let’s work together to help your thoughts, emotions, and reactions match each other. I offer you a safe place to heal trauma and help you feel calmer, happier and more connected to other people.
I use a type of therapy that helps you develop an awareness of how you physically feel, because nonverbal aspects of ourselves strongly impact our emotions and our thinking
Working through old wounds will allow you to feel safe when you are actually safe and capable when you need to be capable.
Our bodies develop insight differently than our thoughts. I can facilitate the development of that insight, either through individual, couples, or family therapy.
One Client’s Story
One day I received a call from a woman named Beth. She was looking for a therapist who could help her recover.
Her voice broke on the phone as she explained that she had had to flee her home a year ago. She had been through a tumultuous divorce where she had lost everything including her sense of self.
We agreed to meet for a first appointment.
During our first session, she was tearful and scared and had trouble staying in her body as she related the events that had led up to today. She also talked of her history in the arts and some good supportive friends who had guided her to my office today.
It was clear that she needed help to stay in her body while we spoke of challenging events. Teaching a person to stay in her body and become present and embodied gives the person who is anxious, depressed, or traumatized power over their symptoms. And it eventually it becomes a doorway into healing their trauma.
Is your child having trouble thriving?
Are you having a hard time feeling close and connected to your child?
At Whole Movement Center, I work with families to help you connect.
Every child needs secure attachment. Children need to bond securely and strongly with their parents or caregivers.
Children who were stressed during birth or separated from their primary caregiver following birth grieve and show signs of stress.
Stress in children can look like: acting out, shutting down, spacing out, raging, frequent anxiety, tentative movement or wild crashing, and delays in development and learning.
At Whole Movement, I look at the Whole Child. Their strengths, their magic, their uniqueness, their injuries to spirit and soul and body, their quality of connection to their potential, and their ability to create a secure bond with their parents and caregiver.
Healing and educating the Whole Family through a program of Parent sessions and Child-focused Family sessions is the way to lifelong connection and strengthening the unique bond that is possible between you and your child.
About Margery Segal
Before becoming a movement therapist and psychotherapist, I was a professional dancer, choreographer, and theater artist who founded a dance company and directed a yoga and bodywork studio.
I am a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with a specialty in development and Pre and Perinatal Birth Attachment Therapy. I also have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology.
I draw from all of these disciplines to work with any person who wants to overcome pain or restricted movement, seek recovery from trauma or stress, or become more fully connected with their own body and authentic self.
I also specialize in attachment, birth, birth trauma, adoption, developmental, and prenatal and perinatal issues. I am passionate about supporting and working with individuals and families with children with special needs.