Sylvie Eyral


Sylvie Eyral


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Fees: $145 Open to work on sliding scale

Telehealth by appointment


914 Baca Street ~ Suite C
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

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My Approach to Helping

In a world riddled with uncertainties, stress and trauma seem to be part of daily life. The most devastating impact over time is the loss of connection with ourselves. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe and supportive container to gently renegotiate old emotional and physical strategies, practice new ways of being and help you reclaim that connection to yourself. It is my firm belief that the most important element of effective therapy is a genuine connection between you and me.

I utilize a variety of mind-body treatment modalities including Somatic Experiencing to treat and resolve the fight-flight-freeze and fear cycles in the present moment, to move toward resiliency, self- and co-regulation. I like to think of therapy as a collaboration to help you increase life skills focusing on your strengths and resources.

People who consult with me may present symptoms of anxiety or depression. Their suffering may be connected to a specific event or a crisis (loss, accident, illness), or be the result of an overwhelmed or dysregulated nervous system.

Nervous system dysregulation can happen after "ordinary" events such as car accidents, falls, 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, lasts too long, or is perceived as "life-threatening." That's because even though our nervous systems are similar, our perception of the same event varies based on our history and life experiences.

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")

I find it exciting to know that 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

Complex trauma, Developmental, Attachment and Shock trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
As a trauma specialist, I love witnessing people's recovery, the restoration of their wholeness, their greater sense of self with new ways of enjoying being alive.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • French

Groups I Work With

    Developmental and Complex Trauma. MedicalSurgical Trauma. Grief, and Depression. AnxietyPhobiaPanic Attacks. StressTraumatic Stress. Auto accidents. Shock Trauma. Sexual AbuseEmotional Abuse. Spirituality and Trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bipolar Disorder. Transition Preparation.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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