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 feelings, 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 have the potential to 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 include 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.
Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) for Trauma
CRM is a heart-centered neuro-biologically based trauma treatment model, incorporating and expanding upon the foremost trauma therapies and healing practices of our day. Elements of CRM include bilateral stimulation, breathwork, connection to your body/soma, connection to the natural world, attunement from me the therapist, attunement from yourself and others, eye positions that anchor resources, sound/toning, ego state/parts work, among other attributes. CRM is not only a robust treatment for clearing trauma, it can also facilitate access to your intuition, wisdom, and higher consciousness, ultimately healing your relationship to yourself and others.
Integral Therapy for Individuals is helpful for:
- Soothing anxiety
- Finding hope in the midst of depression
- Healing and thriving after trauma
- 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