Integral Therapy for Individual Adults
A Holistic Approach
Integral Therapy for Individual Adults is a holistic approach that integrates mind, body, heart, and spirit by synthesizing practices from Western schools of psychology with Eastern spiritual traditions. “Integral" means whole, complete, and essential so I strive to provide an environment that honors all of you: your tender heartache, fierce anger, your deepest shame, your joy, worries and hopes, what feels dead in you, and what feels creative and alive.
Listening to your Unique Story
In order to feel safe and understood, it is essential that I deeply listen in order to really "get" you and what you're going through. Deep listening, on my part, also makes way for individualized treatment that is tailored to you and your specific needs.
Exploring the Past to Empower the Present
Together, we can allow unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to be made conscious. We can safely explore negative experiences from your past that shape beliefs and behaviors in your present life. With newfound understanding, you can become empowered to make healthy choices and reawaken parts of yourself that may have been forgotten.
Healing through Healthy Relationship
Besides providing safety and understanding, the therapeutic relationship can be a template for other relationships in your life. Interactions between you as the client and me the therapist can heal old attachment wounds from past relationships. More than just understanding, healing can be a felt experience.
Accessing the Wisdom of your Essential Self
I also incorporate Eastern practices like mindfulness meditation, somatic/body awareness, and breathing practices that facilitate awareness of the body as a gateway to the here and now, i.e. your underlying emotions, your core beliefs, your essential self, your spirit, etc. Connecting to yourself in the present moment can help you reduce anxious rumination, tolerate and soothe painful emotions, and access your intuition. Similarly, guided imagery can be a powerful tool for self-soothing and activating your inner wisdom.
Integral Therapy for Individuals is helpful for:
- Soothing anxiety
- Finding hope in the midst of depression
- Navigating life transitions
- Building nourishing relationships
- Finding your life's purpose
- Soothing painful emotions
- Developing a healthy body image
- Building self-esteem
- Feeling supported during grief & loss
- Finding presence and focus in the midst of ADHD
- Finding calm and contentment in the midst of OCD