Rama (Ray-ma) Gerig, LCSW, FSW, SEP is a graduate from University of Houston – Graduate College of Social Work. She comes to this profession with a great deal of life experience, and has spent most of her years helping others in some capacity. She believes in, and is devoted to, creating a safe and open space for clients to freely express themselves, and be curious about their thoughts, feelings, and challenges without judgment. Offering services that focus on healing the mind, body and spirit. She is passionate about helping individuals who are seeking support in changing maladaptive behaviors to effective and positive coping skills.
Rama utilizes an eclectic approach integrating several evidenced based interventions to help clients achieve their treatment goals. Areas of therapeutic strategies include, Somatic Experience Practice (SEP), Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Financial Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Strengths Based Therapy. The majority of Rama’s career has been working with young adults and professionals, ranging from trauma, addiction, general and social anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, and stage of life developmental issues, such as sudden changes in a family system, spiritual crises, financial crises, career changes, or relationship changes, to name a few.
Through Somatic Experience Practice (SEP, Rama is trained as a trauma resolution specialist integrating SEP with psychological principles of psychodynamic and attachment therapy, and somatic body work. SEP is a intervention that helps clients move through various physical symptoms of historical and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). SEP offers effective support and psychotherapy in sexual abuse, childhood trauma, automobile accidents, falls, high global impact, and other various forms of trauma.
Rama is also certified in Financial Social Work (FSW), helping others achieve long-term financial behavioral changes and security. She provides a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to work through their own money stories to find meaning of their values and spending behaviors. Clients gain insights that aid in financial conflict resolution while helping to discover ways maladaptive financial behaviors can be modified
Together we can work through trauma, addiction, interpersonal relationships, communication conflicts, and anxiety management, so that you can start living a happier, stress free, and more fulfilled life!