Christina Short Somatic Dance Therapist
She/Her/Hers
MA, LCPC, R-DMT

I am open to new clients at this time.

I am a trauma-informed, somatic therapist with a social justice lens. This means that I focus on the ways we’ve been taught to live only in our heads and ignore the rest of ourselves, who we are, and what we need. I work with people to guide them into noticing their senses, emotional cues that are felt in their bodies, and inner sensations. This is often where we come to our own answers and our personal truths. This being said I recognize, as a trauma-informed practitioner, that the information in our bodies is not always readily accessible to us for various reasons and sometimes it just doesn’t feel safe to inhabit our whole beings completely. It is my job to work with each person as they are in the moment, to always offer choice, and to provide a space to talk, share, and process.

I have experience working as a perinatal therapist, helping folks navigate the joy and also the grief involved with trying to conceive, going through pregnancy, and experiencing their own metaphorical birth as new parents. This time of life is complex and can be even more layered with LGBTQIA+ folks. I enjoy exploring the surprises, setbacks, challenges, and joys that come with the perinatal timeframe.

I am also excited to open my practice to people in the kink and poly communities. Somatic therapy lends itself to exploring inner knowing, sensory understanding, and relational exploration. There can also be an inherent wisdom to what our bodies want and moving/healing trauma. There is space to explore this knowing without shame or judgment.

I am a trauma-informed, somatic therapist with a social justice lens. This means that I focus on the ways we’ve been taught to live only in our heads and ignore the rest of ourselves, who we are, and what we need. I work with people to guide them into noticing their senses, emotional cues that are felt in their bodies, and inner sensations. This is often where we come to our own answers and our personal truths. This being said I recognize, as a trauma-informed practitioner, that the information in our bodies is not always readily accessible to us for various reasons and sometimes it just doesn’t feel safe to inhabit our whole beings completely. It is my job to work with each person as they are in the moment, to always offer choice, and to provide a space to talk, share, and process.

I have experience working as a perinatal therapist, helping folks navigate the joy and also the grief involved with trying to conceive, going through pregnancy, and experiencing their own metaphorical birth as new parents. This time of life is complex and can be even more layered with LGBTQIA+ folks. I enjoy exploring the surprises, setbacks, challenges, and joys that come with the perinatal timeframe.

I am also excited to open my practice to people in the kink and poly communities. Somatic therapy lends itself to exploring inner knowing, sensory understanding, and relational exploration. There can also be an inherent wisdom to what our bodies want and moving/healing trauma. There is space to explore this knowing without shame or judgment.

Clients I Work With

Individuals 19+, Couples

Areas of Focus

• ADHD/ADD
• Anger Management
Anxiety
• Body Image/Dysmorphia
Depression or other difficulties with mood
• Dissociation
Gender Diversity
• Gender Identity
• Grief
Help for Professional Therapists
LGBTQ+
• OCD
• Perinatal/Prenatal
• Polyamorous/Alternative Relationships
• Sexual Identity
• Transgender
Trauma/PTSD
• White Racial Identity Development for Antiracism

Insurance & Payments

I am in-network with BCBS PPO and Aetna PPO/POS/Choice. For out-of-network insurance, I can provide you with superbills to get reimbursed by your insurance company. I can take self-pay and/or sliding scale clients.