Are you drawn to holistic and alternative approaches to health care?
Are you searching to find meaning and purpose in your life? Do you work to decrease negativity, depression or anxiety? Do you sense there is a bountiful source of insight and wisdom within you – and just wish you could find a therapist who could help you tap into it? Do you use yoga, acupuncture, meditation or other natural healing techniques and want a therapist who’s knowledgeable about them and able to incorporate their benefits into your therapy?
A Holistic Approach
If you are looking for a new way to navigate your life, the mainstream medical approach of psychiatric medications and diagnosis-centered therapy might not be the best match for you. You may have tried them, or are using them now with some improvement, but find you’re still suffering and want more progress for yourself. I offer knowledge about both conventional and alternative treatment options for depression, anxiety or excessive stress, and can help you make the best decisions for your unique situation. You will feel supported in your journey.
An Empowering Approach
Many spiritual leaders and scholars, quantum physicists and scientists continue to return to a central notion: that our thoughts affect our lives. What we think about, what we focus on – that shapes who we are and the dimensions our lives will take. And, what you ignore and think is impossible, very rarely comes into your life.
Our preoccupations can manifest in ugly ways. We get held back and boxed in by deep-seated beliefs that crop up again and again; feelings and outcomes can seem immovable, inevitable or out-of-control. In therapy, we’ll explore ways to overcome those barriers. We’ll find the tools you can learn to shape your own reality and truly change the course of your life.
I incorporate a body-centered approach called Hakomi into my practice. Hakomi encourages gentle mindfulness, helping you become more aware of and curious about the present moment, rather than feeling stuck in the past or worrying about the future. These sessions help you to find clarity and methods to release old ways of being that no longer serve you. In addition, I have advanced certification as an Accelerated Resolution Therapist (A.R.T.) . This approach is evidence based and can bring deep and lasting change in a very short time.
How have others made these changes for the better?
A client of mine had been dealing with a traumatic event from his childhood. The people involved in the event were still part of his life and he often felt trapped in sadness and paranoia. When my client came to me, he explained nothing that could be done; he said he had tried everything to change the people involved.
By mindfully exploring his thoughts and beliefs about the event and these people, my client was able to find a new perspective and release old patterns that kept tearing him down. He said the approach we took was instrumental in his ability to move past the pain and into a new, healthier place. No, he couldn’t control the others in his life, and – turns out — that’s not even the goal. But he discovered he could control his own feelings and his own reactions. Harnessing the power we have in ourselves, instead of reaching for that which we can never control, is the key.
Can this work for me? Other forms of therapy haven’t helped.
Have you had a therapist before, for months or even years, and felt like things didn’t really change in your life? Of course, we are ultimately responsible for our own progress in therapy. However, imagine the difference when you chose a therapist who addresses your past memories, traumas and disappointments completely and respectfully, then moves on! You can have a dramatically different experience when you focus on what you want, rather than on your problems; and all the more so with the guidance of an experienced therapist.
This sounds good. What’s the next step?
You might be ready to live your best possible life. If so, take your choice of therapist seriously. I want you to feel comfortable and confident in our work together. To make that possible, I offer a free 10-minute phone consultation. You will have the chance to ask any questions you have about my fees, my credentials, your needs or my approach. You can call me directly at 651-797-4359. I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have over email. You can use the form on the Contact page or the blue Contact tab in the bottom right corner of this page.