I am excited to announce that I am fully certified and trained to offer the Safe and Sound Protocol!

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a research-based therapy designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement. This auditory intervention includes 5-hours of filtered music aimed to tone the vagal nerve, which calms the physiological and emotional state, allowing for improved communication, calmer nervous system, and more successful therapy.

  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Inattention / ADHD
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD
  • Misphonia
  • Motion Sickness
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Remote SSP for ADULTS

$400-$550* Fee Includes

  • Remote Support
  • 1-month Access to adult SSP subscription
  • Encrypted account to record your progress
  • Assessments to determine if Remote SSP is appropriate for you
  • Individualized Plan
  • Daily Support Guide / Check-In
  • 3 live video sessions
  • Remote Support
  • Pre-/Post-Tests
  • Skills to use with your children!
  • *Remote Therapeutic Support

Session 1: Assessment & Preparation
Our first virtual session is the Intake Assessment. We will talk about your assessment results, create an initial individualized plan, and review the Support Guide / Check-In. If we determine remote SSP delivery is appropriate, we will schedule session 2. If we determine that remote SSP delivery is not suitable, we will discuss Supported SSP Listening options.

Session 2: Therapeutically Supported SSP Listening
Our second virtual session is a Therapeutically Supported SSP Listening Session. We will use the individualized plan we created in our first session, along with the Support Guide while you engage in your first SSP listening session. You will tune in to your body's signals, and I will support you in noticing signals as they arise; I may prompt you to move, breathe, pause the music, or some other way to support your nervous system. This process allows us to support your nervous system with cues of safety and capability, allowing it to replace old memories of danger or threat with new experiences of safety. After your listening, we will explore your experience, make changes to your individualized plan, and discuss your personal tool box for your remote listening sessions.

SSP Remote Listening
After our second session, you will access the app to listen to a portion of the 5-hours of filtered music each day, either on your own or with your support person, while applying the support tools we identified together. The amount you listen each day depends on your nervous system. The app will record your listening progress, and the Support Guide / Check-In will track your experience. We will also use the app and guide / check-in during our final review session.

Review Session
In our third virtual session we will discuss your experience with the SSP, review your app and Support Guides, and talk about what you can expect in the next 6 weeks as your nervous system integrates it’s new learning. While many people have an immediate response to the SSP treatment, the effects also build over time, especially during the first 4-6 weeks. The review session allows us to explore your experience and discuss additional activities and therapies that will continue to support your system.

Remote Support
In addition to the 3 virtual sessions, individualized plan, and guide, you will have remote support via the app that tracks your progress. I will also check in on your app progress in case you get stuck.

*Therapeutic Remote Support  (additional $150)
In addition to the support above, you can sign up for remote support via email or text. Each day that you send me your Support Guide / Check-in, I will review your experience and questions, and provide you with additional ideas to personalize your use of the SSP.

You can sign up for additional sessions with me as needed at my hourly rate ($150). After completing the initial SSP treatment with me, you can return to the healing process as needed via SSP subscription for $150/month. Some people return to the SSP every 4-6 months, depending on their goals, challenges, and needs.

SSP for Children: $150, Includes Child SSP Subscription and Child Guide / Check-In
Once you've completed the SSP, you will be prepared to support your child through the protocol because you will know what to look for and how to support them as they listen...and your nervous system will be too! You will be their daily listening support person.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please email: amy@wildchildcounseling.com

Remote SSP for CHILDREN

Children respond best to the SSP when their supportive adult has used the SSP themselves; however this is not a requirement. This is for children whose adults do not participate in their own SSP.

$500-$650 Fee Includes

  • Remote Support
  • 1-month Access to Child SSP subscription
  • Assessments to determine if Remote SSP is appropriate for your child
  • Individualized Plan
  • Daily Support Guide / Check-In
  • 3 live video sessions
  •  Encrypted account to record your child's progress
  • Remote Support
  • Pre-/Post-Tests
  • *Remote Therapeutic Support (additional $150)

Remote SSP with children is similar to adults (above), except I will meet with the child's adult support person during the three sessions, rather than with the child. After completing the SSP treatment, you can continue the healing process with your child as needed via SSP subscription for $150/month. Some families return every 4-6 months, depending on the challenges they face.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please email: amy@wildchildcounseling.com

What types of changes might I notice?

 

 

  • Less noise sensitivity
  • Increased attention
  • Better sleep
  • More able to relax
  • Increased emotional regulation
  • Greater tolerance for conversation
  • Greater tolerance for noise
  • More eye contact
  • Increased singing and laughter
  • Greater awareness of hunger and satiety
  • More likely to seek physical touch and comfort
  • Less sensory seeking behaviors
  • More likely to express feelings
  • Better able to engage in play with others