Location and Scheduling
Ella Nacht’s practice location has moved to: 625 4th Ave. Suite 300, Kirkland, WA 98033. Please contact Ella Nacht at (425) 216-7223 to schedule an appointment.
Ella has been in private practice since 1993. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Seattle University and a license in massage therapy in the state of Washington. Her practice includes counseling and body-centered therapy. She follows a cognitive-behavioral orientation as well as energetic approaches to personal growth. She specializes in Craniosacral therapy and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) work. She also provides counseling with individuals, couples and groups.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It has a rhythm which enhances the vitality of the entire body and is reflected throughout as a gentle extension and flexion. When there are imbalances or restrictions within the system, it can potentially cause a number of sensory, motor or neurological symptoms. Some of the symptoms can include chronic pain and fatigue, neck and low back pain, stress and tension-related issues and headaches.
Craniosacral therapy is performed on a person fully clothed. By using a gentle touch, practitioners can release the restrictions in the craniosacral system and encourage one’s own natural healing process to move toward health and balance. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, you will benefit from better overall health and resistance to disease from have a craniosacral session. If you have any questions about how this might be helpful for you, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle technique that improves the functioning of the neuro-muscular system. It helps to release tension, strengthen the immune system and enhance overall health. It addresses many chronic issues such as headaches, neck and back pain, fatigue, depression, TMJ and many others. SER work expands on the principles of Craniosacral therapy by addressing the emotional component. It too is a very gentle process and can address the residual effects of trauma held in our bodies.
SomatoEmotional Release work addresses the emotional component that may be part of the restrictions. Have you ever had a physical injury that seems to plague you no matter what healing modalities you have tried? This may be because emotions are held in the affected tissue. Emotions can hold a restriction or imbalance in place until the trauma has fully been diffused or released from the tissue.
SomatoEmotional Release work is a hands-on approach that may include imaging and dialoguing techniques that gently guide a person through the release process. The person is fully clothed during the process. As the tissues release the emotional trauma, the practitioner can feel the body relax and soften back to a place of health and ease. If you have any questions about how this might be helpful for you, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Training, Credentialing and Experience:
Bachelors of Business Administration from National University in San Diego (1979). Ella has held various managerial/accounting type positions for twenty years in a variety of settings including a CPA firm, cable television, the insurance industry, a non-profit organization and a private university. Balancing Health Bothell Bellevue
Masters in Counseling from Seattle University (1996)
Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University in Graduate Counseling Program (1996-current)
Member of the American Counseling Association (1995-current)
Member of the Holographic Repatterning Association (2000-current)
Council Member of the Holographic Repatterning Association (2001-2004)
Vision Team Leader for Ethics & Research of HR Association (2001-2004)
Accredited Practitioner of Holographic Repatterning (2002-current)
Accredited Teacher of a one day training “Empower Yourself with HR” (2002-current)
Presented Therapeutic Interventions for Chronic Pain at Highline Mental Health (1997) Presented Deepening Your HR Practitioner Skills at the 7 th Annual HR Conference (2002)
Presented Embodying Compassion and Presence and Skills for the Healing Relationship at 8th Annual HR Conference (2003)
Seattle Massage School (1993)
Internship at Stevens Hospital in the maternity, oncology, & psych wards (1993)
Volunteer at Bailey-Boushay, a hospice for those with AIDS (1993)
Therapist for the North Coast Intensive Programs (1997-2000)
Member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (1995-current)
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (1993-current)
KOMO (ABC Affiliate) News Segment on CranioSacral Therapy (1998)
KOMO (ABC Affiliate) Northwest Afternoon Segment on CranioSacral Therapy (1998)
Nationally Certified in Biofeedback Training through BCIA Institute (1993-2002)
Secretary on the Executive Board for the Biofeedback Society of Washington (1993-95)
Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Biofeedback Society of Washington (1997-99)
Presented “What is Biofeedback?” – Evergreen Hospital Community Education (1998)