About US

Rebecca Stone, LCSW, CHT

Brooklyn Somatic Therapy Founder, Clinical Director, and Psychotherapist

I am a psychotherapist, coach and trainer in New York City, having taught and facilitated workshops across the country to various audiences, including at Microsoft Headquarters, on emotional intelligence and business psychology, trauma first aid, and the psychology of groups. I have also spent time as a consultant and leadership coach to corporate and non-profit organizations.  I am trained in The Hakomi Method, Somatic Experiencing therapy, and Emotion-focused Couple therapy. I also currently serve as a teacher-in-training for The Hakomi Institute's comprehensive somatic psychotherapy training.

Claire Nitze, MA, LMSW


I am a Brooklyn-based mother of three, a former teacher, and a devoted learning support advocate who recently shifted from clinic-based psychotherapy at the Jewish Board for Children and Family Services to private practice with individuals.  I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University and a masters of science from Columbia University School of Social Work. My post-graduate training includes coursework at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and trauma-based experiential work with Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk from the Trauma Research Foundation at Boston University School of Medicine, and I have facilitated workshops with Dr. Mark Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.  In addition, I am a certified Pilates instructor who appreciates the connection between wellness of mind and body. Apart from my affiliations, I am a person who runs deep, and I bring to my work with clients an experienced, thoughtful, nuanced, and compassionate lens.