For individuals, couples, and families
Therapeutic, gentle, sensitive, and non-judgmental healing
I believe that individuals are shaped by external socio-cultural influences, but they also have a considerable amount of human agency to make choices and create their own reality. In order to assist clients in their individual healing and empowerment process, I utilize an integral approach, which involves the fusion of different schools of psychotherapy. The word ‘integrative’ in integrative psychotherapy also refers to integrating the personality and making it cohesive by addressing the affective (heart), cognitive (mind), physiological (body), and spiritual dimensions (soul) of the person.
Therapeutic approaches and healing modalities:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Empowerment Theory, Strengths Based Approach
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (includes mindfulness meditation practices)
Bowen Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Life Span Human Development
Conscious Relationship: I have passionately studied numerous teachers in the field that have been doing couples counseling for years, such as; Robert Masters PhD, John Gottman PhD, Sidra Stone and Hall Stone (both PhD’s, John Welwood, PhD..
Transpersonal Psychology: I have years of scholarly research in Karl Jung, Ken Wilber, June Singer, Anne Baring, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Wayne Teasdall, Carol Christ, Carol Pearson, Elinor Gadon, Gary Zukav, and Eric Fromm.
Somatic Therapy: implement authentic movement for trauma, depression, and anxiety
Eco-Psychology: nature and mindfulness based eco-therapy practices, with includes Gaian Wisdoms.
Expressive Art Therapy: specializing in improvisational dance, painting, mandala’s, and vision boards.
reflective and empathetic listening
somatic experiencing (gentle trauma relief)
My specialties include:
grief and loss
elder and geriatric concerns
artists and identity conflicts
Highly Sensitive Persons (More info. at Elaine Aron’s website).