About US

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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 Couples therapy. I also currently serve as a teacher-in-training for The Hakomi Institute's comprehensive somatic psychotherapy training. Click here to read testimonials of people who have worked with me.

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 to private practice with individuals.  I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University, an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU, and an MS from Columbia University School of Social Work. My post-graduate training includes coursework in family systems theory, trauma-based experiential work with Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk from the Trauma Research Foundation at Boston University School of Medicine, and somatic experiential psychotherapeutic training in the Hakomi Method. In addition, I have facilitated workshops with Dr. Mark Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. I am also 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.