Safe and Sound Therapy

In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I offer a therapeutic modality called Safe and Sound (SSP). The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music. As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience. The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.

How Safe and Sound Therapy Can Help with Anxiety: A Polyvagal Approach

Retraining your nervous system

What is safe and sound therapy?