"We don't get wounded alone and we don't heal alone."
~ Carl Jung
Are you looking for support, change, healing?
People come to therapy because they want to feel better.
They want to experience changes in their life.
Effective therapy is a healing art:
Step 1: Pain, trauma and resistance need to be acknowledged, witnessed and validated in a very real way.
Step 2: Then you can begin the work of letting go, moving forward. EMDR is very effective here.
Its important not to get STUCK in Step 1, and its also important not to skip or rush the first step!
After almost 15 years of being a therapist, I think the biggest problem with therapy is that it often gets stuck in Step 1 – where the client feels all they are doing is talking about the problem.
It is most important to me that you find the path to actually, truly feeling better.
Therapy is not self improvement, it is self understanding. It often is about being able to see things in new ways. We can’t change the past – but you can change your future.
Integrative therapy – is therapy for the whole person: body, mind, emotions and spirit.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, master’s level Nutritionist and EMDR practitioner, I offer a unique, blended approach that fosters change on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Talk therapy alone is insufficient- the physical body (including the nervous system and subconscious brain) must be included for there to be a felt, lasting change.
THERAPY FOR THE INNER CRITIC & SELF ESTEEM
You are designed to be a feeling, evolving, growing being.
There is a war raging within many people. A war between the shadow and the light. The parts we show the world and the parts we are ashamed of and keep hidden.
Many people are molded and shaped into being “good little girls and boys.” Nobody told you “just be yourself.” JUST BE YOURSELF is part of the medicine. Not good or bad – but WHOLE. REAL. AUTHENTIC.
Compassion and self-acceptance is missing. A touch of compassion brings healing to our darkest places.
Self-acceptance does not mean resignation or stagnation.
In fact, acceptance is the required first ingredient in precipitating true change and transformation. As you accept yourself as you are, more things are possible.
Self-compassion exists inside. If you are not experiencing it, it is locked away inside of you. The key to freeing self-compassion is to remove the blockages of judgment, shame, guilt and limiting beliefs. It is essential to acknowledge the complexity of this in the face of cultural oppressions, prejudice and privilege.