About Stephanie

steph-lightThanks for visiting. I’m Stephanie Hanson, owner of Soma Spirit Therapeutics.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in Laramie, Wyoming. I also teach public yoga classes at Blossom Yoga in Laramie, and am a co-founder and primary teacher of the dharma. Integrative Yoga Teacher Training.

In counseling, I help clients address a vast array of mental-emotional issues through a holistic, integrative approach, combining Internal Family Systems Therapy with other mind-body techniques.  My areas of specialization and interests include therapeutic yoga interventions for mental-emotional health, relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety, mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, emotional regulation, disordered eating recovery, healthy body image, recovery from trauma. I work with individual clients of all ages, as well as couples and families.

Licensure and Education

  • ŸLicensed Professional Counselor (WY LPC-1428)
  • ŸNational Certified Counselor (NCC-303011)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy training levels 1 & 2
  • Intimacy from the Inside Out® couples therapy training
  • ŸMS, Counseling, University of Wyoming
  • BFA, Theatre, University of WyomingŸ

Yoga and Mental Health Treatment

For me, yoga is about much more than just practicing physical postures. I am most interested in the mental-emotional benefits yoga has to offer. While pursuing my MS degree in counseling at the University of Wyoming, I simultaneously completed my 200 hour yoga teaching certification from Om Time’s Tillai Univeristy in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, I have received over 100 hours of training in styles of yoga that specifically support healing from depression, anxiety, and trauma, including Shannon Paige’s Bhava Vinyasa, Amy Weintraub’s LifeForce Yoga ®, and Hala Khouri’s Yoga Ed curriculum, Teaching Yoga to Those At-Risk. I believe yoga and other mind-body techniques can be accessible to anyone, regardless of size, shape, color, orientation, or experience. It is my goal to help each client connect to the body, the mind, the heart, and the breath, and realize their full potential in every area of her or his life.

Yoga creates the power to experience that connection fully, deeply, richly, and with all the complexity that human embodiment promises.” – Douglas Brooks

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