Olivia De Jesus

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Advanced Student www.oliviamdejesus.com

San Antonio, TX
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (5)
Olivia has been working with our 8-year-old daughter for about a year now. From day one, our daughter was able to connect with Olivia due to her compassion and ease. You can tell how intentional and dedicated Olivia is to her clients and families in her style of communication, professionalism, and how prepared she is for every session that makes each one so impactful. We have joked with her about how she is the modern Marry Poppins. Olivia has incorporated Somatic Experiencing and her years of experience in early childhood music education in such a fun and effortless way. We have witnessed our daughter’s transformation as Olivia has been able to teach us as parents how to better regulate our daughter’s nervous system through song, dance, and play. Olivia has helped us process our daughter’s birth trauma utilizing Somatic Experiencing in a safe and creative way. Our daughter went from almost daily angry outbursts to now normal anger. As parents, we feel more confident in our abilities to help our daughter regulate her body and emotions. We are so fortunate to have found Olivia as she has made a lasting impact on our family. The deeper emotional connection we have with our daughter because of Olivia’s work with her and us as parents is priceless.
Olivia is kind and empathic. As an Indigenous woman, I appreciate her grounding in anti-oppression in our work together. She is a gifted healer and I highly recommend her.
I’ve gone to conventional therapy for years, and after a while I stopped because I always felt like I had more tools in my bag that we’re more contextual to my needs than my therapist did. The feeling of leaving a session “empty-handed” was a common one. I had all but given up on therapy, that is until I met with Olivia. I’m not sure if it’s her voice, her aura, her empathy, SE skills, or a combination of all of those things, but I immediately felt like she unlocked something for me. Her ability to make you feel seen and safe is just… incredible. I can only describe the Somatic Experience session I had with her as being able to “feel” the therapy working in ever part of your body that needs to. I was struggling with inner child trauma and my polyamorous identify, and she was so loving and accepting of all of my mess. I legitimately cried during the session, and I left feeling like a huge weight had been effortlessly lifted from my soul. I absolutely cannot recommend Olivia more, and since then I’ve told partners, friends, and family that they should go to her.
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License, Credentials & Experience

Olivia has been helping people for 4 years
Masters in Music Education
University of South Carolina
Bachelors in Music Education
Baldwin-Wallace College
Certified RYT 200
Yoga Alliance
Somatic Experiencing International
Somatic Experiencing® International
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Initial consultation
Free initial consultation.
20 Minutes   •   FREE

SE Session
SE sessions last 60-75 minutes and are held virtually. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're seeking change, relief, or a more settled sense of self. Change and relief often come from allowing the body to settle, let go, and make space to regenerate and create new patterns and beliefs. Trauma and other patterns that keep us feeling stuck (or worse) are held in the body. If you've ever been to a class or talk therapy session and felt like you learned some good stuff, like your brain was on board, but you weren't quite able to follow through with it, it could be because those learnings didn't settle deep enough into the body. Oftentimes, we need to approach the body indirectly, softly, with curiosity, rather than head on trying to affect change. Lasting change happens in the body's own time, when the body feels safe enough to open and say "yes." SE sessions are about slowing down to the processing speed of your unique body and experience. So we take our time, track and follow your nervous system through cycles in real time so we can encourage it to not follow the same old pattern, but find its way to settling into a new, life-giving one. Also, trauma happens in isolation, while healing happens in relationship. We as client and practitioner cultivate a relational field that feels safe enough for your body to let go and move through whatever it's holding. Your body is so wise, and we cannot trick it. It lets go when it feels safe enough to do so--we'll know it's feeling safe by paying attention and following it's own organic process. You'll feel the difference as your body releases layers of whatever its holding onto. These sessions are slow-paced, gentle, engaging, surprisingly insightful, and for many, life changing. I look forward to helping you create an ideal environment for you and your body to let go, settle, and change as life is calling you to.
60 Minutes   •   $120

Endorsements

Abuse
Anger
Anxiety
Endorsed by Mar-y-Sol Salinas-McCoy, M.Ed. and 1 others

Practice Locations & Hours


San Antonio
538 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn More About Olivia De Jesus

About me

www.oliviamdejesus.com

Hello! I use my background in music, movement, and knowledge of the nervous system to guide folks of all ages back to their innate sense of Self. Be it trauma resolution, embodiment, or finding your (singing or personal) voice, all these paths lead to the same place: a stronger and more peaceful sense of Self.

I specialize in Somatic Experiencing (SE), a creative modality for transforming trauma and building resiliency within the body. Read more about SE in the SE Session service description listed above or at my website.

Populations I currently specialize working with:
-teens/young adults
-BIPOC-, multiracial-, and white- bodied individuals navigating racial trauma
-families with young children navigating early childhood trauma
-LGBTQ+ individuals
-adults traumatized as children who want to rebuild a sense of Self
-Singing groups that utilize SE to work with trauma in the body and voice

Please visit my website at www.oliviamdejesus.com to learn more.

My Philosophy of Care

I have felt the most cared for by those who are patient with me, validate my experience, hold my hand when I need support, laugh and goof with me, genuinely rejoice with me when I overcome something, and mirror my strength back to me. I've learned to care for clients from a similar place.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

A first visit is a free 20 minute consultation where we get a feel for our rapport, discuss your needs, and how I'd approach supporting you. Please visit my website at www.oliviamdejesus.com/seandinquiry to learn more about services and pricing.

My Inspiration

Perhaps (definitely) a cliche, but I believe it strongly-- I do not see myself as a healer, but a guide. The healing power with SE lies within the relationship between client and practitioner as well as the client themselves. Other guides and practitioners I've worked with who empowered me as a client and encouraged a balanced, symbiotic relationship between us are those who have inspired me to do this work. Yoga teachers, SE practitioners, meditation teachers, and the like. Many thanks to them.


Practice Details

Works with
Individuals
Families
Group Sessions
Ages works with
Children
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors
Languages
English
Spanish

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Olivia Jesus Reviews

5.0 of 5 (5)
Olivia has been working with our 8-year-old daughter for about a year now. From day one, our daughter was able to connect with Olivia due to her compassion and ease. You can tell how intentional and dedicated Olivia is to her clients and families in her style of communication, professionalism, and how prepared she is for every session that makes each one so impactful. We have joked with her about how she is the modern Marry Poppins. Olivia has incorporated Somatic Experiencing and her years of experience in early childhood music education in such a fun and effortless way. We have witnessed our daughter’s transformation as Olivia has been able to teach us as parents how to better regulate our daughter’s nervous system through song, dance, and play. Olivia has helped us process our daughter’s birth trauma utilizing Somatic Experiencing in a safe and creative way. Our daughter went from almost daily angry outbursts to now normal anger. As parents, we feel more confident in our abilities to help our daughter regulate her body and emotions. We are so fortunate to have found Olivia as she has made a lasting impact on our family. The deeper emotional connection we have with our daughter because of Olivia’s work with her and us as parents is priceless.
Olivia is kind and empathic. As an Indigenous woman, I appreciate her grounding in anti-oppression in our work together. She is a gifted healer and I highly recommend her.
I’ve gone to conventional therapy for years, and after a while I stopped because I always felt like I had more tools in my bag that we’re more contextual to my needs than my therapist did. The feeling of leaving a session “empty-handed” was a common one. I had all but given up on therapy, that is until I met with Olivia. I’m not sure if it’s her voice, her aura, her empathy, SE skills, or a combination of all of those things, but I immediately felt like she unlocked something for me. Her ability to make you feel seen and safe is just… incredible. I can only describe the Somatic Experience session I had with her as being able to “feel” the therapy working in ever part of your body that needs to. I was struggling with inner child trauma and my polyamorous identify, and she was so loving and accepting of all of my mess. I legitimately cried during the session, and I left feeling like a huge weight had been effortlessly lifted from my soul. I absolutely cannot recommend Olivia more, and since then I’ve told partners, friends, and family that they should go to her.
Olivia is a tremendously gifted healer! She is one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever known. As a working mother and psychologist, I lead a very “full” and busy life, so I was very eager to join Olivia in an affinity group to promote connection and community healing. Olivia’s group focuses on processing collective and cultural trauma. Through these sessions, I have been able to find cultural and community support from others who identify as I do (Latina + White). I found it very easy to relax and feel more grounded during group sessions, and look forward to working more with Olivia in the future!
I've had several Somatic Experiencing sessions with Olivia & have been so highly impressed by her! She is a deeply thoughtful and caring somatic practitioner whose ability to hold space for clients while supporting them fully makes her a rare gem. As a fellow practitioner, I trust Olivia to guide me in my own somatic work/healing and have experienced great results. I leave our sessions feeling more complete, cared for, and with greater self-compassion for my growth journey. I HIGHLY recommend her and will surely continue to use her services in the future.





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