Joy Lofstrand


Joy Lofstrand

Somatic Therapist • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist LMSW, SEP, LMT, RCST®

"Body-Centered Therapies", working primarily with trauma resolution both with SE practices & with Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy. The main focal point is to help mobilize the natural energy forces in the body so to self-regulate & correct from within. Through the use of dialogue & the wisdom of the body, traumatic forces can soften & release.

CranioSacral uses a gentle touch, and I always negotiate this with you so that you feel safely met. Our way of being, both with ourselves and others, can have a positive shift as we explore the right kind of support. Both practices aid in the release and completion of activation in the nervous system. Then, you can settle more deeply into your centered presence, your ground of being, while re-claiming more of your inherent energy, and the empowerment this can bring forth.

Joy has worked for over 36 years in the therapeutic field of social welfare both in hospital settings, teaching and in private practice. Building a bridge between the mind & body connection has been the focus of her work and trainings. She has a BSSW and LMSW in Social Work and a LMT trained in a variety of body  therapies. Her body-centered approach has been deeply enriched by her trainings in Somatic Experience, Hakomi, Biodynamic Craniosacral, and in her teaching/assisting experiences. Joy taught for 12 years at The Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She assists at both the SE trainings, as well as the DARe workshops on Developmental Attachment, created by Diane Poole-Heller, a senior staff teacher at SE Institute. Currently, Joy is approved to offer SE students sessions through the advance level.


  • Addiction
  • ADHA
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Depression
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Families of Veterans
  • Grief and Loss
  • Hospice
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Birth Trauma
  • Refugees
  • Relational/Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Intergeneration Trauma
  • Veterans
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mass Disaster
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Womens’ Issues
Joy Lofstrand - Body-Centered Therapies
Business Phone:
Mobile Phone:
41 West Union Square/17thSt Suite 531
New York, New York, 10003
United States of America
Available Sessions:
Teletherapy Sessions Available