Marina Raye LICSW
My passion for integrative therapies began as a teenager in the Soviet Union. I saw a movie about Yoga and was hooked! After immigrating to the US, I began learning all that I could about yoga and other practices including Zen Meditation, Tai Chi and Shiatsu during my undergraduate studies at Boston University.
I discovered quickly that these practices, especially Zen meditation helped me immensely with my own Anxiety and Depression.
My desire to help others find similar relief guided my decision to enroll in Master of Social Work program at New York University.
During the same period I discovered Huna. The book by Serge Kahili King, Kahuna Healing, felt like a homecoming! I had found my people, my voice and my calling to teach. I began a life long study of Huna, and continue to study Yoga and breathwork.
My practice of Holistic Psychotherapy was born, addressing all aspects of being physical, mental emotional and spiritual. I combined my love of Integrative Therapies with my love of Social Work, which at its core supports the strength of the individual.
This is my message:
All Power Comes From Within. It is my true joy to help you discover your True Power.
Though I am a traditionally educated Therapist, my approach departs from Traditional Talk Therapy as it takes into consideration the overall wellness of each person. I call on many skills and tools to assist you in your healing journey including Breathwork, Nutritional Counseling, CognomovementTM, Tapping and Movement Therapies. With those techniques, change can happen quite rapidly. Many find significant relief in just a few sessions.
Many methods in Self Help and even traditional Psychology offer help. However, one of the biggest challenges in releasing long held issues with these traditional methods is that a person will have to voice them first! Many people feel embarrassed, ashamed and even silly about admitting to being stuck for years with the same issue. Or even the issue itself can feel too uncomfortable to discuss. Sometimes there just aren’t words, the problem may express as an unexplainable discomfort.