Linda Franke, MS, LPC, SEP

Linda FrankeLinda Franke, MS, LPC, SEP
For an appointment call: 540-521-6051

You are invited to choose a naturalistic, somatic (body-based) path to wellness/wholeness/healing.

I am a Somatic Psychotherapist; Licensed Professional Counselor, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP), and Alexander Technique Teacher.

I can help you with resolving symptoms associated with:

Traumatic Experiences

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Surgeries
  • Sexual assault
  • Violence victimized or witnessed
  • Death of a loved one
  • Neglect
  • Incest
  • Sexual abuse
Mental Health Concerns

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Women’s transitions
  • Career transitions
  • Divorce
  • Attachment concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • BiPolar

I work with adults, adolescents and couples to address immediate emotional needs through active listening, use of the “felt sense” and a gentle presence. I take a biopsychosocial, collaborative, body/mind centered approach to change and growth. I work to build resiliency in the nervous system.

Somatic Experiencing
Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a naturalistic, gentle, mindful approach to healing from traumatic experiences. SE facilitates mind/body/spirit connection. SE can help dislodge and move through cognitive, emotional and/or physical pain. SE skills learned can also assist in facing life’s tough ongoing choices by building capacity.

Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique brings awareness and fluidity to your body in movement. This awareness to habits, chronic tensions and movement related issues is addressed through Noticing and discovering a new way to move. Students are taught to use just the right amount of tension in the body needed for the activity. The Alexander Technique has been proven in studies to be particularly helpful for lower back pain. The Alexander Technique is also helpful for those who utilize repetitive movements such as musicians, athletes, actors, and computer keyboard users. The Alexander Technique can help anyone who would like to be more aware of themselves in movement.

Trainings and activities that inform my work:

Somatic Experiencing®, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner 2001. I am a consult and session provider to students for all levels of students enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing training. I coordinate and assist trainings in various parts of the U.S.

Post SE trainings include Diane Poole Heller DARe, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience, adult attachment healing training, Dave Berger – BASE, Body and Somatic Experiencing, touch and Somatic Experiencing work, Raja Selvam – Emotion and the body, Anna Do Valle – sensory work and Somatic Experiencing.

Alexander Technique Teacher, 2001 trained at ATI in San Francisco, CA. Additional training with Barbara Conable – BodyMapping, Peter Grunwald – Eye Body and the Alexander Technique.

To make an appointment please call: (540) 521- 6051   or email

Empower yourself through the wisdom of body, mind and spirit!

Holistic Psychotherapy, Massage, Acupressure, Rolfing, Trager, Meditation, Yoga