I follow what is called an Integrative Medicine Approach. This approach is one in which the Whole Person is focused on rather than only mental health symptoms. At any given time, multiple aspects of a person are either supporting or impairing his or her mental health as well as their overall health and wellbeing.
My treatment philosophy is centered on the idea that all aspects of a person should be taken into consideration in the healing and treatment process. This means that during your initial interview a full history is taken. As I look at both your background and your current circumstances, I am looking for insight about who you are on many levels. Some of the pieces I am gathering information about include your physical health, your emotional and mental wellbeing, your support systems and relationships, how much vital energy you have access to, and how you perceive yourself spirituality.
Additionally, Integrative Medicine is an approach that combines Evidenced-Based Treatments (those proven effective based on scientific research) in combination with alternative and complementary medicines that have also been proven to have a positive effect on symptom relief and overall health. The idea is to pull together multiple tools to help support each part of you that needs support at this time.
Alternative Healing Sessions are offered as a supplemental service to traditional therapy and address the following four levels of healing:
The Physical Body
~Facilitating the release of acute tension and tissue immobility in the physical body
The Emotional Body
~Opening and relaxing contractions in the body that have been caused by emotional aspects of holding
The Mental Body
~Accessing the subconscious mind in order to clarify and make conscious what is being held in the body
~Replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones
The Energy Body
~Working with your body’s Chakra System to open, clear, balance and activate each major energy center
~Relaxing contractions in specific areas of the body to facilitate greater energy flow through them
~Releasing emotional blocks from your energy system
Sessions utilize the following Therapies:
Crainio-Sacral Therapy, Somato-Emoional Release Therapy, Pranic Healing & other energy balancing techniques, Acupressure, and advanced visualization techniques designed to facilitate the healing process.
Most clients describe me as having a style that is more direct and interactive than many other therapists they’ve seen. I attribute this to having a higher than average level of engagement during sessions and an honest and direct approach. I strive to guide clients towards getting to the heart of the matter so that real progress can be made, and I love helping people do this.
My style is also more relaxed and you might see a bit more of “Me” in the room than you would with other practitioners. I think my style, along with the unique insights and tools I offer, extend from my diverse background in the healing arts prior to becoming a licensed therapist. This background has given me multiple and varied lenses with which to view a person and some non-traditional tools to offer to them as they address the challenges they are facing.
Some may find my office more relaxed than others as well. My practice is located in a beautiful old home that has been converted into office space, and it has a cozy feel to it. I offer tea, coffee, a snack if you need one, and if you've just gotten off work or are squeezing me in during your lunch break, you can bring food with you so you can take care of your physical needs along with your emotional ones.