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Sometimes people hit a wall.

Things that used to be satisfying, like career, relationships, or hobbies, just don’t light them up the way they did when they were younger.

All the sleepless hours worrying about “why?” just lead to a useless cycle, something like this…

  • What’s wrong with me?
  • I’ve never really recovered from my last relationship.
  • I shouldn’t still be angry and sad over what happened all those years ago.
  • Maybe I’m more messed up than I realized.
  • What’s wrong with me?

Success Stories

"Paul, I'm enjoying the peace and happiness that I am feeling. No longer focusing on the negative aspects of the past, but seeing the gifts of this present life.  I am thankful for you and your work. Many Blessings."
"I don't know how you do it Paul, but you sure do give me the perfect support I need in the moment. Thank you. I’m really touched by how much you care, and the way you continue to be there Paul. It means a heck of a lot in this ...
"I really got a lot from the phone consultation with you the other day. I found that, in half an hour, I was able to get more benefit from noticing my body and following those sensations with compassion and curiosity than I’ve done in months of talk therapy!"
“You seem to be someone who really cares if they help their clients as opposed to just collecting a paycheck like some therapists I’ve dealt with.”
“Paul, I am so glad to be working with you. I have been in the healing and medical profession for over 25 years, and I find true ‘healers’ are rare. True healing comes from a place of deep compassion, caring, and kindness, which I see and experience from you.”

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Mid-life crises don’t wait till age 50!

When people in the middle years, aged 30-65, hit the wall of stuck-ness or discouragement in energy, attitude, health, relationships, or career, they are exhausted from repeating the same unsatisfying and unhealthy patterns, but they can’t seem to stop or change.

These mid-lifers feel stressed, ashamed, shut-down, or depressed and don’t feel nearly enough love, joy, optimism, passion, or creativity.

These people are not losers, though they sometimes feel that way. They’ve had some career and relationship satisfaction and other accomplishments to their credit. But lately, all that seems distant, elusive, and meaningless. They wonder, “Was I ever really happy or just busy distracting from my unhappiness?”

What do these people have in common?

  • They all suffered neglect, dysfunctional, or abusive experiences, often in childhood. This caused distress, often called PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
  • They were mostly unaware that past experiences were preventing them from getting what they wanted today.
  • They made big, positive changes in less than a year through Somatic Experiencing’s proven approach, which got to the core of their distress.

Talk is not cheap!

Most therapies rely on talk, theories, and good intentions. But our culture already encourages us to be too much “in our heads.” More words are not going to help change old trauma-based patterns.

The problem is not a psychological one and it isn’t because of a bad attitude. When a person has been emotionally wounded, traumatized, abandoned, or neglected, their symptoms are a physiological reaction of their nervous system to the shock of the trauma (PTSD).

Fear, anger, and self-protective armor are hidden deep in the body

Somatic Experiencing, a body-centered psychotherapy, is based on a new scientific understanding of how our nervous system works – how it stores trauma, and how it can release it.

I offer my clients a “map of the territory” gained not only from professional studies and 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, but also from my own healing journey from a very challenging childhood.

Using Somatic Experiencing, I help clients release grief, anger, shame, and frozenness from their bodies, so they can safely rediscover good feelings, instincts, and trust in their own wisdom.

What can you hope for?

Some human pain is inevitable, but years of suffering from unresolved trauma is not. Review my actual clients’ stories and statements.

You don’t have to spend years in therapy wondering what’s wrong with you. You’ll notice some relief from anxiety and hopelessness quickly. That will provide optimism and energy to stick to it long enough for the big, lasting changes.

Hello, I’m Paul Chubbuck

Psychotherapist, MS, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Many years ago, I realized I was in a repeating pattern of disappointment and hurt in intimate relationships. It was never what I wanted, but it kept happening anyway. I searched earnestly for answers — from self-help books, 12-step programs, therapy, mentors, mythology, poetry, and spirituality. What helped me the most to quit getting hurt and quit hurting others was Somatic Experiencing, the work I now offer.

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