Somatic Therapy

Looking for a therapist for trauma healing, grief counseling, somatic therapy for depression and anxiety, support for chronic pain or illness, or to reconnect with yourself during a life transition? Honouring the whole person while listening to the wisdom of the body, Lori Clarke and associates offer holistic Body Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing ™, counselling and Art Therapy in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador, and online.

Lori Clarke

Director and Clinical Lead

Lori Clarke (she/her) is a trusted body psychotherapist for trauma healing, grief counselling, anxiety, and depression, developing a healthy relationship to anger, and cultivating creativity. Lori’s somatic therapy integrates a variety of body-centred approaches pulling from 4 decades of study and practice. This includes the trauma healing modality of Somatic Experiencing ™ (SE).  Lori creatively employs other somatic therapies and holistic approaches, including NeuroAffective Touch™ and psycho-dynamic work exploring the embodiment of personal, cultural, and social narratives.

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Louisa Iannaci Art Therapist

Louisa Iannaci


Associate, Counselling Therapist, Creative-Arts Therapist

Through the development of mutual trust and collaboration, Louisa (she/her) enjoys creating a trauma healing space, where people feel free from judgment and expectations. She believes that everyone is on their own spiritual journey. For some, participating in therapy can encourage deeper understanding and help to unearth meaning in their lives.

Louisa has delivered therapeutic services to diverse client populations and has offered person-centered holistic approaches to children, youth and adults with psychological, emotional, cognitive and developmental challenges. Louisa believes that clients are the experts of their own lives, who at times become stuck with internal conflict, ways of being.

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Renee Pilgrim Acupuncturist

Renee Pilgrim


Associate, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Renee Pilgrim is a cisgender, Queer-oriented, she/they identified, seventh generation settler from the Great Northern Peninsula (GNP), of Newfoundland. Renee has practiced Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for 14 years. She graduated from the Acupuncture Diploma Program at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto (2009), starting her practice while continuing formal studies as a TCM Herbalist. Renee helped to build Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine, joining the staff at the Academy in 2011. Renee established a practice in downtown Toronto as well as in Etobicoke before returning to NL in August of 2020. Since then Renee has grown GNP Health and Wellness which serves the West Coast and Great Northern Peninsula, with locums in Grates Cove and St. John’s. Renee joins Resonance to co-facilitate workshops for practitioners and to offer acupuncture and TCM to St. John’s clients as part of a quarterly locum.


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