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ABOUT OUR APPROACH

We believe every individual has the ability to transform pain into love and wisdom -To remember our wholeness, to see yourself from the lens of worthiness and grace and to fully love ourselves. Together we will incorporate holistic therapy techniques to release past trauma and rediscover your true self. 

HOLISTIC

Our psychotherapy philosophy is rooted in in mindful holistic strategies to bring you closer to your true self. We begin looking at all areas of your life that need to be brought into balance so you can feel your best and have the capacity to address the issues of concern. 

SOMATIC

Let us guess, like most of our clients you find yourself feeling disconnected from your body. It can feel like your my mind is racing all over the place and your breath is shallow. Our body-centric approach re-establishes this vital connection between mind and body. 

SUPPORTIVE

Often it can feel like you've been tolerating a problem for a long time, maybe even your whole life. We're here to prove to you that you don't have to do it alone anymore. We are here to be the guide in your healing. Together we will create a calmer place where your thoughts live. 

TREATMENT AREAS

Anxiety

Depression

Substance Abuse

Grief/ Loss

Relationship Issues

Trauma 

Self-Worth

Life Transitions

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REAP THE BENEFITS

  • Learn how to establish skills in interpersonal communication

  • Relationship satisfaction

  • Overcome reliances on substances or pharmaceuticals

  • Decrease symptoms and develop coping skills for anxiety and depression

  • Promote the ability to set boundaries and other forms of self-expression

  • Reduce conflict and manage anger 

  • Increase insight and understanding of self worth

  • Clarify behavioral contribution to wellbeing

  • Improve overall quality of life!

  • 15-minute free initial phone consultation to assess need and fit

  • 60 minute initial intake and assessment session

  • Creation of individualized recommended treatment plan

  • 60-90 minute follow up weekly sessions (in person or online) based on recommended plan 

  • $155 per 60 minute session and $120 per 90 minute session payment commitment 

  • A body-centered holistic approach that may include the use of breath work. gentle poses, and meditation

  • Non-judgmental, open, and safe space to express feelings

WHAT TO EXCPECT

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TECHNIQUES

Our supportive approach and personalized services are tailored to each client’s needs. Each treatment plan is discussed in a safe and comforting environment.  We may suggest integrating a mind-body therapy to connect your physical body to your emotional state in treatment. Discover the different types of therapies we may utilize in session so that you can get a more detailed picture of our theoretical approach. 

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COGNITIVE BEHAVORIAL THERAPY

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. CBT can be a very helpful tool , alone or in combination with other therapies,  in treating mental health disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or an eating disorder. But not everyone who benefits from CBT has a mental health condition. CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.

 

SOLUTION FOCUSED-BRIEF THERAPY

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. In the most basic sense, SFBT is a hope friendly, positive emotion eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change.

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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.   EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma as quickly and similarly  to the body recovering from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering in the same way.  Using detailed protocols clients can remove blockages and activate their natural healing processes.

 

SOMATIC THERAPY

Recent developments in neuroscience, somatic psychology and trauma research are opening the door for an exciting synthesis of Eastern and Western approaches to healing. We are experiencing a historical shift from the traditional cognitive (top down) approach to therapy to an approach more focused on body awareness and regulation (bottom up). Traditional cognitive approaches often prove ineffective due to a client feeling unsafe, being disembodied, hypersensitive or dissociated. Bottom up approaches allow clients to begin the therapeutic process with a focus on psychoeducation, awareness and self-regulation allowing for a greater capacity to heal. 

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SEE IF WE'RE A FIT

 
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