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Ms. Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold, MFT, CMT

Ms. Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold, MFT, CMT
John F. Kennedy University
(925) 969-3503

Somatic and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization

Ms. Fernandes-Osterhold is a core faculty in the Somatic Psychology program at JFK University and Adjunct faculty at CIIS. She has extensive training and clinical experience in body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy, using an integrative approach that is rooted in Gestalt Therapy and Family Systems. After starting her professional career in a psycho-somatic hospital setting in Rio de Janeiro, Gisele spent two years at Esalen Institute, deepening her knowledge and skills. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2001, she has been working with diverse clients in community mental health and private practice settings, being particularly involved in serving the Latino population. In her work with individuals and groups, Gisele draws from Yoga and dance as well as from her background in trauma treatment and EMDR. Her approach to healing is rooted in her commitment to spirituality and indigenous traditions of her native Brazil.


BA in Clinical Psychology, Pontificia
Universidade Catolica- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1993 -1997

MA in Somatic Psychology, California
Institute of integral Studies -San Francisco, CA, 2001-2004