Regina Faridnia, LCSW
Brainspotting Consultant/Trainer, SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner), EMDR Certified, Heartmath Biofeedback, & ILS provider. Social Work and Brainspotting Consultation is available for tribal agencies and communities.
Regina provides integrative person centered attachment focused Individual, Couple and
Group counseling for children, adolescents and adults.
Regina is licensed in California, Montana and Louisiana.
Specialties: Native/Indigenous populations, substance abuse, adoption, developmental trauma, historical/intergenerational trauma, oppression, ADHD, sensory processing issues, sports performance, creativity enhancement, & expansion
I am the primary therapist/clinician at Indigena Counseling & Wellness Center. I am licensed in California, Louisiana & Montana. I am originally from Louisiana and am a member of the United Houma Nation tribe.
I am available to provide somatic psychotherapy, as well as consultation. Are you tired of talk therapy? Somatic approaches allow the brain and nervous system to process issues and move towards regulation without necessarily needing talk to occur. What this means is that neuroscience and brain-based techniques will be integrated into our work together. I am also specialized in providing consultation to BIPOC identified Brainspotting clinicians seeking certification and provide Brainspotting Phase I & Phase II training. Trainings can be provided within Native communities in order to provide a higher level of focus on the technique within a cultural context and frame.
We will allow your nervous system and brain to lead the process to help the body and mind to move toward health and regulation naturally. Techniques such as Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Mindfulness, & Biofeedback are effective ways to help the body to naturally resolve stress, as well as improve emotional and physical health. Shifts happen organically and are better sustained than with traditional talk therapy approaches. I specialize in working with intergenerational and historical trauma and culture can be integrated into our work when appropriate.
Would you like to try an integrative and holistic approach to mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing? This process can promote stress reduction, reduce trauma response, and increases one's ability to cope with and express difficult emotions.
We can explore how personal, community, social or family trauma may have affected your life and help your system shift to healthier patterns of relating and living, not through talk but through working directly with the brain and nervous system. How might it be to experience the benefits of a healthier brain and nervous system such as stress reduction/burnout prevention, increased relaxation, less pain, more creativity, better performance and/or a more regulated state of being? We can also help encourage expansion of creativity and performance. This work is very exciting and expansive, as there is always room for growth.
Brainspotting & EMDR
Client Centered & Culturally Sensitive
Attachment & Resource Based
Safe & Sound Protocol/ILS
Sound Therapy- Binaural & Bilateral
Focus on processing of Historical & Intergenerational Trauma through use of Somatic Modalities that tap into deep internal wisdom
Brainspotting and Native/Indigenous Populations: Exploration of the Overlaps Between Indigenous beliefs, traditions, and view of healing as it relates to the Brainspotting process (in July 2021)
I know that it is sometimes hard to meet in the office. Sometimes you’re too busy, live too far away, or have trouble finding childcare. So I’ve added video counseling services. Now we can meet wherever it’s most convenient for you – your couch, your kitchen, or your hotel room. All you need is a computer and broadband internet access. It’s secure and accepted by major health insurance companies. And - perhaps the best reason to consider it is the ease of use. If you’ve got any questions at all just let me know. I’m happy to help you figure out whether video sessions make sense for you.