Tasha Eichenseher, MA Candidate | Counseling Intern

Hi, I’m Tasha Eichenseher, and I’m grateful to be at the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute to hold space for personal growth and collective healing through trauma-informed nature-, somatic- and mindfulness-based practices.

The foundation of my practice is based on the premise that humans are inherently whole and want to move toward connection, health, and wellbeing. The therapeutic systems and modalities I’ve been inspired by and use are Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Ecopsychology.

I will often invite you to focus on your present-moment felt experiences. I may also offer experiments to try to help you study what is and is not working in your life and explore ways to intentionally shift from disempowered states into preferred states of being.

I see therapy as a practice of assisted self-discovery in which clients can move toward deeper levels of awareness and beneficial change that brings them closer to feeling whole and connected—with themselves, others, and often on a more spiritual level. Ultimately, I aim to help clients feel more embodied, empowered, and attuned to themselves and the world around them.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship itself—sitting in close and conscious relationship with another—is healing, creating a safe and brave space for you to experiment with new ways of interacting and being.

Prior to pursuing an education in counseling, I had a 20-year career as a journalist and communications professional, which means I have been practicing deep listening and reflecting back people’s words, thoughts, feelings, and stories for two decades. Using those same skills, plus mindfulness and teachings from the natural world, , I work to help clients move through anxiety, depression, anger, pain, distraction, and grief to unearth their authentic selves and navigate transition (and life) with integrity.

I have also taught yoga, am pursuing a yoga therapy certification, and am a former editor of Yoga Journal magazine.

I would be honored to help you find what makes you feel grounded and connected to yourself and others. Seeking a therapist (or guide) is a self-compassionate and brave choice, and I am here to support you along your journey.

Formal Education

  • MA, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling, Naropa University (in progress)
  • MEM, Water Science and Policy, Yale University
  • BA, Journalism, University of Oregon

Additional Training & Experience

  • EMDR Basic Training, with the Personal Transformation Institute
  • Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Training, with SWTI (in progress)
  • Intro to Therapeutic Nature-Based Interventions, with SWTI
  • Collaborations with the Natural World: Therapeutic Nature-Based Tools, with SWTI
  • Uncovering Genius: Nature-Based Parts Work, with SWTI
  • Foundations of the Internal Family Systems Model, with the IFS Institute
  • Viniyoga yoga therapy certification (in progress)
  • 200-hour registered yoga teacher

 

Tasha is now accepting new clients and would love to hear from you!

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Although we do not accept insurance for our therapeutic services, some insurance providers may reimburse you for a portion of out-of-network expenses. Please contact your provider and confirm your options. We offer a range of pricing and a number of sliding scale spots in an effort to make our services accessible to a wider range of people.