People come to me for perspective and skills when their lives are calling for change.

I have over twenty-five years experience helping people create positive change in their lives. Change happens on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Sessions involve inquiry through: 

Talking            Imagination            Movement                Body awareness               Sex education

Working with the unconscious               Family systems models                     Emotional release

“Your guidance has given my body a voice and for that I am eternally grateful. I feel more alive and connected to myself, to my partner, my child, and the world that surrounds me and is inside of me.”                     -HD                  

“Your guidance has given my body a voice and for that I am eternally grateful. I feel more alive and connected to myself, to my partner, my child, and the world that surrounds me and is inside of me.”

                    -HD

                 

Individual Sessions

I work in a body-based, related way with people.

I respect you absolutely, while going after the patterns which are driving unhappy behaviors or causing you pain.

I see the “shape” of your dilemma and help you to become conscious of its configuration in your system.

This involves bringing awareness to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of being, as they all have information which will lead to unraveling the knot which you need untied.

Your body-centered intelligence will always reveal exactly what you need to heal or self-correct. I call to this intelligence where you can’t, and give whatever information I have to assist you.

Couples Sessions

When I work with a couple, it is like looking at two different weather systems which move toward each other and then form a climate for the “third thing” - the garden between them.

You want that garden to be healthy and abundant, a place of respite and enjoyment. But it is often neglected, or frazzled by storms generated by the two weather systems or by life circumstances.

In our sessions, I work without judgment to discern where attention most needs to be paid by both individuals in order for their love to thrive.

I attend to the health of the relationship and expect each person to develop skills to care for the relationship as a vital source of personal health. I also support each individual to see more clearly how their own material is affecting their choices in relationship.

Session Time: usually 1 hour, longer sessions can be arranged if needed. I often see the individuals in their own sessions alternately with couples sessions.

Phone or Skype Sessions

Because I am audio-sensitive and have extensive training as a vocalist, phone or Skype sessions can be entirely productive. I hear everything that is going on in my client’s body in the same way that I perceive this in person. The optimal arrangement for phone or Skype sessions is when they are supplemented every 1-4months with in-person sessions, or with intensives such as described below.

Intensives

Intensives take place during a 3-day to two-week visit to Port Townsend. An intensive includes:

1.Preparation:

1-3 telephone sessions of planning, intention-setting and clarification

May include written assignments or reading suggestions

2.Visit:

One in-person session each day of 2-3 hours

I can suggest other healing resources available in Port Townsend (for instance, massage, yoga, cleansing, hiking,

dancing) so that you can create your own retreat program.

3. Integration:

2-5 telephone sessions to support integration of your work and application of your insights or transformations to your daily life.

Develop new ways to be present and fully alive

Selah Martha, MA, Mental Health Counselor

Selah Martha, MA, Mental Health Counselor

I work with individuals and couples, youth to seniors. I am located in Port Townsend, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. 

I offer hourly sessions as well as longer intensives for those interested in deep work.

I hold a Bachelors degree from Yale and a Masters degree in Psychology from Alaska Pacific University. 

 
Get out of exhausting power games and into eros - pleasure and vitality.

Get out of exhausting power games and into eros - pleasure and vitality.

 
 Relationship Therapy Testimonial: “We came in pretty discouraged, after many years of a ‘dry spell’. You inspired us to get our sex life back – and the zip in our marriage!” -LD & ST

 Relationship Therapy Testimonial:

“We came in pretty discouraged, after many years of a ‘dry spell’. You inspired us to get our sex life back – and the zip in our marriage!” -LD & ST