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 Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (includes mindfulness practices)

  • Bowen Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Life Span Human Development

  • Conscious Relationship: Influenced by Robert Masters, John Gottman, Sidra Stone and Hall Stone, John Welwood.

  • Transpersonal Psychology: Jungian Psychology, Ken Wilber, Eric Fromm.

  • Somatic Therapy: authentic movement for trauma and depression

  • Eco-Psychology: nature and mindfulness focused therapy practices.

  • Expressive Art Therapy: specializing in painting, mandala’s, and vision boards.

Therapeutic approaches:

  • psycho-education

  • reflective and empathetic listening

  • compassionate communication

  • sound therapy

  • dream analysis

  • mindfulness practices

  • guided meditations

  • somatic experiencing (gentle trauma relief)

  • light therapy

  • art therapy

  • earthing practices

  • the Enneagram

  • family genograms.

My specialties include:

  • spirituality

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • trauma

  • relationship issues

  • family dynamics

  • life transitions

  • grief and loss

  • substance abuse

  • addiction

  • life coaching

  • women’s issues

  • lesbian issues

  • elder and geriatric concerns

  • self esteem

  • coping skills

  • dual diagnosis

  • eating disorders

  • artists and identity conflicts

  • introverts

  • Highly Sensitive Persons (More info. at Elaine Aron’s website).

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