Are you drawn to holistic and alternative approaches to health care?

Are you searching to find meaning and purpose in your life as you work to decrease negativity, depression or anxiety? Do you know there is an unlimited source of insight and wisdom within you – and wish you could find a therapist who can help you tap into it? Do you use yoga, acupuncture, homeopathy or other natural healing techniques and want your therapist to be knowledgeable about them and able to incorporate the benefits of them into your therapy?

A Holistic Approach

If you are looking for a new way to navigate your life, the mainstream medical approach of psychiatric medications and diagnosis-centered therapy might not be the best match for you. You may have tried them or are using them now with some improvement, but find you’re still suffering and want more for yourself. Working with a therapist who is knowledgeable about both the conventional and alternative treatment options for depression, anxiety or excessive stress can help you make the best decisions for your unique situation – and feel supported when you do.

An Empowering Approach

Many quantum physicists, scientists, spiritual leaders and scholars are communicating one consistent idea throughout time. Their message? Our thoughts affect our lives. What you think about, what you focus on – that’s what comes into your life. And, what you ignore and think is impossible, very rarely comes into your life.

People can sometimes feel held back by the deep-seated beliefs that crop up again and again to derail us; feelings and outcomes can seem immovable, inevitable or out-of-control. In therapy, we’ll explore ways in which you can learn to affect your own reality and truly change the course of your life.

I incorporate a body-centered approach called Hakomi into my practice. This means gently using mindfulness in the therapy session, which can help you become more aware of and curious about the present moment, rather than feeling stuck in the past or worrying about the future. It helps you to find clarity and methods to release old ways of being that are no longer serving you.

How have others made these changes for the better?

A client of mine had been dealing with a traumatic event from his childhood. The people involved in the event were still in his life and he often felt trapped in sadness and paranoia. When he came to me, he explained there was nothing that could be done because he had tried everything to change the people who had been involved in the upsetting event.

By exploring his thoughts and beliefs about the event and these people, he was able to find a new perspective and release old patterns that kept tearing him down. He said the approach we took was instrumental in his ability to move past the pain and into a new, healthier place. No, he couldn’t control the others in his life, but he discovered he could control his own feelings and his own reactions. Harnessing the power we have in ourselves, instead of reaching for that which we can never control, is the key.

Can this work for me? Other forms of therapy haven’t helped.

Have you had a therapist before, for months or even years, and feel like things haven’t really changed in your life? Of course, you are ultimately responsible for your own progress in therapy. However, it can really make a difference when you chose a therapist who addresses your past memories, traumas and disappointments completely and respectfully, then moves on! Focusing on what you want rather than focusing on your problems can be a dramatically different experience, especially with the guidance of an experienced therapist.

This sounds good. What’s the next step?

You might be ready to life your best possible life. If so, choosing a therapist is a big deal. I understand that. I want you to feel comfortable and confident with your choice. To make that possible, I offer a free 10-minute phone consultation. This offers you the chance to ask any questions you have about my fees, my credentials, your needs or my approach. You can call me directly at 651-797-4359. I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have over email. You can use the form on the Contact page or the blue Contact button in the bottom right corner of this page.

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