Sylvie Eyral, LCSW, SEP

Sylvie Eyral, LCSW, SEP

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 06178
Office 1
914 Baca Street ~ Suite C
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 - United States
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Since stress and trauma are part of daily life, I like to think of therapy as helping you develop life skills focusing on your strengths and resources.

It is my firm belief that the most important element of effective therapy is a genuine connection between you and me and together developing a safe container for your work. My approach is invitational, empathic, gentle and supportive.

People who consult with me may suffer from symptoms like anxiety or depression. Their suffering may be connected to a specific event or a crisis (i.e.: loss, accident, illness). Often it is the result of an overwhelmed or dysregulated nervous system.

Nervous system dysregulation can happen after "ordinary" events like car accidents, falls, or a medical intervention, or after "extraordinary" events such as natural disasters. Our nervous systems can become overwhelmed when we live through something that happens too fast or last too long, or perceived as "life-threatening." Even though our nervous systems are similar, our perception of the same event varies based on our history and life experiences.

Somatic Psychotherapy draws from training in, and practice of Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Art and Play therapy and mindfulness. Combining creative modalities, somatic and mind-body approaches help treat and resolve the fight-flight-freeze/fear cycles in the present moment, move toward resiliency, self- and co-regulation.

Email or Call Sylvie Eyral, LCSW, SEP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06178

More Info About My Practice

My practice is devoted to working with adults, teaching self-regulation, building capacity while focusing on strengths and resources.
One of the key principles that changed my practice from a psychoanalytic perspective to a body-centered approach is that "Trauma is in the nervous system not in the event." (Peter Levine, "Waking the Tiger")

Neurological research suggesting "plasticity" implies that the brain is constantly creating and expanding new neural pathways. It means that all areas of the brain are "plastic" well beyond childhood, and throughout adult life. It supports evidence that with proper therapeutic guidance the human spirit-mind-body system has an inherent capacity to heal itself since the brain changes throughout the lifespan in response to new experiences.

To engage in therapy takes courage. The benefits of allowing yourself to be open to your own experience can be immense. The rewards can range from a feeling of wellbeing, to a greater capacity to relax, a sense of freedom, abundance, creativity and self-expression.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Trauma Recovery Specialist: Developmental, Attachment and Shock Trauma. It is so lovely to witness people's recovery, the restoration of their wholeness, their greater sense of self and new ways of enjoying being alive.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • French

Groups I Work With

    Developmental Trauma. Medical/Surgical Trauma. Grief, and Depression. Anxiety/Phobia/Panic Attacks. Stress/Traumatic Stress. Auto accidents. Shock Trauma. Sexual Abuse/Emotional Abuse. Spirituality and Trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bipolar Disorder. Transition Preparation.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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