About me

Lia Feraren

I am a Somatic Experiencing trauma therapist and mindfulness practitioner. I coach companies in crisis and offer therapy to individual adults, couples, children and teens.

The tech wave of the ’90s brought me to the United States and Europe from Manila, Philippines, where I was born and raised. Involved in pastoral group work with communities since my teen years, I took formal psychology classes and retrained as a therapist after my children were born.

I offer therapy and coaching sessions in English and German and have a good listening fluency in French, Spanish and Tagalog.

I live in Munich with my two children. My resources are the sea, the mountains, my meditation practice, and the humor of my family. I enjoy modern art and science-fiction and like to ski, write and dance.


Alongside my coaching and therapy practice, I give workshops on mindfulness, stress and crises and hold the following engagements:

Community Advisor
We Rise Together
Munich English-speaking Trauma Support Group

Munich Project Head
Expressive Sandwork for Refugee Children
International Association for Expressive Sandwork
Projects 2017 and 2018. Do contact me if you would like to start a new project.


Somatic Experiencing (Dr. Peter Levine), cert. 2017, European Association for Somatic Experiencing. Member, Somatic Experiencing Deutschland e.V.

Sandplay Therapy (Dora Kalff and C. G. Jung), certification ongoing with the Deutsche Gesselschaft für Sandspieltherapie and International Society for Sandplay Therapy

Attachment-based Psychotherapy in pre-natal development and for children, adolescents and adults (Bowlby et al), cert. 2016, Dr. Karl-Heinz Brisch, Ludwig-Maximillians-University, München

Tune In To Children – Self-Regulation, Resilience and Somatic Experiencing for Children (Alé Duarte), cert. 2019, Alé Duarte

Somatic Experiencing For Children (Maggie Kline and Dr. Peter Levine), cert. 2016, Maggie Kline

Couples Therapy with Somatic Experiencing, 2021 under Beat and Nelli Eichl-Goetschel

Integrative Coaching and Humanistic Therapy, cert. 2013

State License to practice psychotherapy – Heilpraktikerin auf dem Gebiet der Psychotherapie, May 2013, Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt, Landeshauptstadt München

I hold a B.S. Computer Science honors degree from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and an MBA from INSEAD, France. My previous work experience includes IT and business consulting, tech start-ups, the United Nations and the academe.


My goal is to help you find clarity, heal patterns, mourn loss, facilitate transformation and cultivate goodness.

I am specialized in trauma, stress, crisis transformation and nervous system regulation. I work with your personal resources to release chronic or traumatic stress, integrate change, and restore healthy enjoyable functioning in relaxation, concentration, performance and relationships.

I work with individuals and companies to prevent burn-out and foster stability and nervous system health.

The therapy methods that I use are Somatic Experiencing, Sandplay Therapy, humanistic counseling, Attachment Therapy, and Buddhist psychology.

This combination helps me understand you as a whole across verbal narrative, body language, personal imagery, mental concepts, emotional expression, systemic structures and awareness.

This methods toolkit is unique. My personal background too.

Ultimately, my wish for these methods is that they and my person provide a safe and skilled place for you and your process.