As holistic psychotherapist, I offer traditional methods of psychotherapy along with non-traditional therapies of holistic healing to create fuller integration between the mind, body, and spirit and to accomplish the deepest level of healing possible. Besides psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and solution-focused psychotherapy, I use breath therapy, guided imagery, and lifestyle coaching in therapy, depending on the need of a client. My favorite approach in working with my clients is mindfulness, which has a lot of evidence-based support in therapeutic environment. As mindfulness therapist, I help clients establish a daily mindfulness practice. Together we work with client's situations and thoughts that are problematical with a view to helping them become much more mindful and aware in these situations. There is no attempt to change one's thinking, but simply to become more aware of the unhelpfulness of some thoughts. In addition, clients may be encouraged to stay with an upsetting emotion for some length of time to become more familiar with it and perhaps avoid the need to bring a lot of resources to fighting it off time after time. In essence the aim is to allow client to have a different, easier relationship with problematical thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations. The result of this is an increase in well-being, more control over your mind as you spend less time dealing with difficulties and find more resources for important activities. Often difficulties can disappear altogether.
- Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Spirituality, Stress, Women's Issues