Dr. Elanah helped navigate me through a particularly difficult time. She helped me build a robust anxiety tool kit that I can now channel even in my most anxious moments. This work helped shift my negative thought patterns and put me in the driver seat of my anxiety.
E.A. – HR Consultant
With gentle voice and deep compassion, Elanah led me to calm when a crisis of panic had overtaken me. And then she taught me to do this for myself.
I learned to attend to my body, to check in to my sensations and gently modulate my feelings. I learned to tap into difficult memories, to experience them in a different key, so that they became sources of strength. Elanah made a real and lasting change in my life, for which I am grateful.
C.M.M., PhD Candidate
I contacted Dr. Naftali to address a specific concern. She responded quickly and was open about how she engages with those she works with. I found her to be warm, engaging, intuitive, skillful and effective. I successfully addressed and made significant progress on the concern I intended to address.
P.R., Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I have been working with Elanah for almost a year now and I can confidently say that it has been the best experience I have ever had with therapy. From even the first few sessions, I’ve noticed changes in my behavior and mindset that have helped me greatly in my life at home, as an athlete, and in my workplace. What I have found as the key to these changes is Elanah’s ability to tap into the root of my issues – and by extension – physical discomfort. She always figures out a way to discern how physical symptoms of my stress and trauma lead back to what my mind is processing, and challenges me to dig deep to find enlightenment in tackling my own issues.
I think therapy and self-discovery can be a lifelong process for everyone, but thanks to Elanah I am closer than ever to understanding how I myself tick as a person.
The therapy Elanah provides is not traditional talk therapy and that’s what makes it so powerful. Elanah creates a beautiful container in which you feel supported and encouraged to discover your true needs and find healing within that.
Elanah gently pushes you out of your comfort zone just far enough for you to find growth and then gently pulls you back to find your safety and stability once again.
She helps you begin to believe that you truly do have the answers within if you deeply listen to your body; your intuition is there and always has been, it’s simply been locked away by your past experiences, trauma, and conditioning.
A.Z., Mental Health Therapist
I would refer a person to Elanah because she was very compassionate and caring. She approaches “talk therapy” from many different angles. She also offers care for the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Through my meeting with Elanah, I discovered the depression I had previously been diagnosed with and taking antidepressants for over a decade as treatment was not the source of my uneasiness. My discomfort and insecurities were deeply imbedded in my sub-consciousness, which was not being cleared with pills.
We worked on the ways I thought about myself, including my younger self, my future self and my present self. I learned to listen, respond to, and work with, not against my body. While I don’t consider myself exceptionally religious, my sessions with Elanah, helped me to appreciate the spiritual connection to myself and the world around me.
Our sessions helped me realize the true sources of my anxiety about my (then) upcoming wedding, and I realized its wasn’t so much about the wedding as it was about acceptance of my true self and the changes I wanted and needed to make in my life.
Working with Elanah allowed me to express my thoughts and needs, to myself and the important people in my life. I was finally working in my best interest and was able to ask others for support… I decided to further my education and switch career paths to something that gave me a greater sense of purpose and self-worth which I had been lacking.
The results I have gained from my sessions with Elanah have ranged from understanding and forgiving my past self, while embracing who I am and learning who I want to become —healthier physically, mentally and spiritually.
I believe that the tools and skills I have gained from my time with Elanah be forever with me along with the energy and self-empowerment that flowed from her to me.
SR, Chemist, PhD Candidate
Review of Somatic Practitioner, Elanah Naftali:
I sought out a Somatic Practitioner because I sensed there was stuck energy in my body from past trauma that basically was keeping me small and fearful in some areas. I was low energy, uninspired and felt like I could not move forward. I wanted a safe space to find and metabolize the stuck energies and open up again to life and others.
I had some SE practice under my belt before working with Elanah. I believed deeply that doing my own work ahead of time would allow me and my practitioner to move swiftly and basically speak the same language. This was definitely true!
Elanah allowed me to lead our time together and bring to the table whatever was coming up for me. She is a seasoned practitioner and guide and has a vast repertoire of tools and techniques that she pulls from in order to meet the soul she is working with.
We traversed realms of: inner child healing, subconscious storytelling and imaging, tapping, somatic experiencing, repatterning old narratives into supportive ones, guided meditations and light hypnosis conversing with my higher and younger selves and memories in need of healing, managing stress responses in the body and so much more.
In the short time of 6 sessions over 2 months, I drastically shifted in my mindset and in my soma. I feel so much more capable and confident of moving forward, of handling stress, of reading my body cues and language. I have taken leaps in my life in alignment with my fullest version of me. I am not afraid to feel my physiology or emotions when they come, and I also am able to safely channel them in the moment, instead of reverting to old patterns of disassociation or intellectualizing
Elanah helped me integrate and land the Confident, Clear Visionary Soul that I know I am.
She helped me live Her more into being in my actual daily life, which is exactly what I was seeking in a practitioner.
I highly recommend working with Elanah – whether you’ve done SE before or not. This is not her first rodeo and she can guide a soul at any stage on the journey. She is a wise spirit, uber versatile, with a wealth of work behind her that she utilizes to support you in getting where you want to go, where you didn’t know you wanted to go, and more importantly in just Being Truly Here.
KellySue Fitzharris, Intuitive Reader of Souls & Spaces