As a therapist, I aim to come alongside people wanting to restore meaning and hope in life by providing opportunities for healing. Over the last decade in the field, I have come to value therapy that is mindful, holistic, and practical.
Intentionally being here now with curiosity and gratitude
Mindfulness is a practice in which we get to enter our present-tense life and relate positively to it. Often, disruptions to mental health come from putting out-of-balance focus on the past or the future. By learning practices that connect us mindfully to the present, we can live more purposefully, orienting to our lives with more wisdom and kindness. The research backing mindfulness therapies is astounding, boasting significant results and even showing changes in brain structure.
Considering the mind in its context of body and environment
Holistic psychology addresses mental health by treating the whole person. Working from a holistic perspective, I consider each individual’s mind, body, and soul in providing care. Our brains do not function in isolation; therefore, in order to bring real change, we must consider the whole. I want you to gain understanding of the many factors impacting your mental health, so that you can purposefully make choices for immediate change and long-term mental health. Holistic therapy includes not just the mind, but also lifestyle, physical well-being, and social context. Furthermore, research shows that incorporating one’s spirituality into the therapeutic process increases positive results. I welcome clients to discuss their spirituality, as they feel comfortable, within the holistic counseling process.
Discovering the knowledge and choice available to you to bring change
Therapy should be an empowering process where you discover simple, applicable practices that bring significant relief and change. Most sessions should leave you with practical opportunities to incorporate new information and understanding into your daily life. A part of being practical in therapy is utilizing insights from neuroscience to ensure the work being done is targeted and most likely to be effective. When we begin to understand our brains, we can begin to interpret the messages our symptoms may be sending us, and we can then respond with positive, proactive intention.
- Anxiety and panic
- Grief and loss
- Depression and mood
- Domestic violence
- Stress and adjustment
- Adjustment to chronic illness
- Maintenance of long term mental health