More often than not, the path to wholeness requires that one navigate a difficult terrain of past trauma’s, shadow wounds, false social conditioning, learned patterns of fear and scarcity thinking, and other mental, emotional, physiological and spiritual blocks that keep one stuck in dysfunctional patterns and/or self destructive behaviors. Sometimes life situations can get worse before they get better. I am here to honor that process while we establish realistic goals and commitments that resonate with your personality and deeper soul longings.
I am aware of the various socio-cultural causes of oppression and the ways in which they have been internalized throughout the socialization process. As a result, I implement psycho-education as a liberating tool to deconstruct the internalization of oppression, poverty consciousness, and false beliefs in the human psyche that are limiting growth.
In order to assist in your 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.
I integrate a number of therapeutic approaches and healing modalities, that cater to the specific persons needs. I specialize in a therapeutic modalities that are evidence based.
Integrated modalities include:
Bowen Family Systems
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based practices
Trauma Informed Care
Transpersonal Psychology: Jungian Theory, Ken Wilber
Somatic Therapy: Dance and Authentic Movement
Eco-Psychology, Depth Psychology
Expressive Art Therapy:
My therapeutic approach is strengths based, gentle, sensitive, and non-judgmental. In our work together, I will combine a variety of therapeutic approaches designed to support and empower you such as: 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, and multigenerational family genograms.
It is important to note that depending on the severity of trauma, wounding, the internalization of false social conditioning, damage to the body, and existential despair, it could take months to several years of integral therapy to bring someone back to a state of health. And it could very well take a lifetime of devoted healing work to reach a state of complete state of wholeness and integration.