Dawn Bhat

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant


Telehealth in WA, OR and NY

In my private psychotherapy practice, I integrate Somatic Experiencing and work with the body along with traditional approaches to psychotherapy. I have training in Eugene Gendlin's Focusing and have had ongoing Focusing partnerships since 2012. I may work spiritually with the bodymind, as I taught yoga for many years, or relationally within the present interactive, dynamic between you and me. I work with attachment and developmental trauma that is often underlying issues related to mental health. I trained with Diane Poole Heller in NYC (Module 1: Healing Early Attachment Wounds & Embracing the Authentic Self and Module 2: Creating Healthy Adult Relationships). I study Interpersonal Neurobiology with Bonnie Badenoch (Heart of Trauma, 2017; PNB year-long immersion, 2018; ongoing monthly study group) in my new home state of Washington. In addition, I have developed an interest in healing in indigenous cultures and shamanic practices of the Peruvian Andes.

I stepped into the SE community in 2010 and I have been studying somatic psychology and writing on the subject since. My publications have appeared in national and international conferences. I had a regular column in Somatic Psychotherapy Today, a magazine of the USABP, for five years. I coauthored a book chapter along with Jacqueline Carleton on the role of the autonomic nervous system in psychotherapy in the Handbook for Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology published in 2015. My latest service was as Guest Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy where we published a handful of graduate student papers.

I am a licensed mental heath clinician in three states and provide telehealth therapy to individuals located in WA, OR and NY states.


  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Native populations
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Certifications

National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher-500