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Janice Geller, MA, LPC, LMBT, BC-DMT

Integrative Psychotherapy

I call my work Integrative Psychotherapy, which is a therapeutic and educational approach to psychological and physical health. I have been in private practice for twenty-five years working with adults, families, adolescents, children and infants. My interest is in guiding people through challenging body-mind states and assisting them in making an internal shift in perspective, which can contribute to mood and behavioral changes. My work is informed by Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Jungian Dream Work, Meditation, Body-Mind Centering, CranioSacral Therapy, Yoga and Movement, Drama, Art and Sand Tray Therapy. I take most mental health insurance plans, and I am in network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. I will negotiate fees according to a sliding scale, when financial constraints or managed care limitations, make it unmanageable to afford counseling.

Integrative Psychotherapy offers several treatment options that share a basic premise: Inhabiting our body with awareness and mindfulness leads to aliveness and happiness in our life. Integrative Counseling offers several pathways to awareness, change, and genuine acceptance: verbal and emotional processing, meditation, movement, and touch. I draw from all these modalities in my work with people, creating a style that is attuned to the needs of each individual and they’re given situation. My work is an organic process based on the interaction, which emerges between us.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, License No. 4125), and Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT, License No. 1025). I am also a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and have completed advance training with Janet Adler, PhD, BC-DMT, in Authentic Movement. I trained and taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, OTR, Director of the School for Body-Mind Centering (BMC), since 1979. I am certified as both a practitioner and teacher of this pioneering method of self-discovery. I am also a Body-Mind Centering Infant Developmental Movement Educator. I am a mother of two children and specialize in infant development, and parent and child relationships. My years as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer have added an emphatic understanding of the body and its knowledge.

Presently I work at The Center for Integrative Therapy, Durham, NC; Chapel Hill Doctor/ Integrative Health Center, Chapel Hill, NC; and Turning Point Family Care, Durham, NC. I teach at Duke University, and have taught at the University of North Carolina, Smith College, University of California-Hayward, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, and several other colleges and universities throughout the United States and Europe. Presently I teach in the Body-Mind Centering – North Carolina program, and the BMC program in France. I have worked at the Turner Family Therapy Services, Siler City, NC, with children with reactive attachment disorder, and at The Children’s Complimentary Therapy Clinic, Chapel Hill, NC. with infants and children. I have also worked at Hospice of Chatham County, Pittsboro, NC. I co-founded and co-directed, Open Pathways, a Diagnostic and Therapy Clinic for abled and disabled children in Northampton, MA. I have presented at the “Beyond the Threshold” 2008, Conference at Duke University, NC, the Licensed Professional Counselor 2010, conference in Cary, NC, and The American Academy of Psychotherapist 2009, conference in Sarasota, FL.

Body-Mind Integration

Body-Mind Integration includes the workshops, trainings and classes I teach. As a teacher I provide a safe, often fun, nurturing atmosphere for people to express emotions, and find ease, playfulness and awareness in their bodies.

A Teacher and Client Write:

“Janice is respectful and supportive of people’s different learning styles and is sensitive to group dynamics and individual needs. Janice has a clear, assured and Imaginative way of working with people.”
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, O.T.R. Founder
The School for Body-Mind Centering

“Janice is one of the most loving, gentle and intuitive people I’ve ever known, and her ability to use these qualities to affect change is brilliant. I first began working with Janice because of an ankle injury, but I ended up healing in so many more ways than physically. With Janice’s guidance, I have worked through several issues, including those involving sexual abuse and body image. The emotional and spiritual changes I see in myself as a result of the work are amazing to me.”
Research Scientist