Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to continually witness human growth. Clients usually come in because something is happening in their lives that is stressful. Maybe they are going through a separation, having panic attacks, feeling sad, having trouble meeting their goals, etc. Suffering is a sign that it is time to release stored hurt and pain, heal, and make room for joy and gratitude.
This is done through a collaborative effort. Education is provided about how the brain and body work to create our thoughts and emotions. Skills are taught to help change thought patterns, shift emotions and replace negative self beliefs with much more empowering, self loving beliefs.
When we learn to embrace our struggles as opportunities for growth and learning, find our voice, and become more self-compassionate, we are on the road to emotional and mental freedom. Remember, the goal is not to be 'perfect'! We are human beings...We are supposed to experience a wide range of emotions, experiences, and opportunities in order to continually learn!
Each individual is his or her own expert, so while suggestions may be made, ultimately the healing plan is a collaborative creation.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
A trauma technique that fosters understanding of how your past informs your present, releasing old triggers on a nuerobiological level, healing wounds and creating space for kinder self thoughts and less emotional reactivity!
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Understanding how your thoughts impact your emotions which shapes behavior, and learning how to have more power over this process to create the behavior and life that you want!
Ego State Techniques such as Internal Family Systems work -
Meeting, embracing and nurturing all parts of your self (for example, your young vulnerable part, judgmental part, empowered self, etc), allowing for an integrating, self loving experience!
Mindfulness and Breath Work
Providing guided imagery, meditation and slight hypnotic work to allow for relaxation, stress management, and processing at deep levels of your consciousness!
Spiritual Development Work
In Western cultures we are often taught that all of our answers are in our head...that we can think and figure everything out. The reality, however, is that our being is a comprehensive system that wants to be balanced from the bottom of our feet to the crown of our head, and beyond. Often the answers we seek are found when we can learn how to listen to and hear our bodies (not just our heads).
The Chakra System allows us to understand our energetic bodies. Learning about our energy centers (what they are, how they work, how they contribute to wellness, etc) can empower us to make healthy changes on every level....Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual.
A major goal of energy work is to balance the flow of energy throughout the chakras, in order to achieve optimal well being. This would look like a life in which you feel safe, grounded, sensual, creative, proud, deserving, ready to give and receive love, expressive of your truth, wise, and lovingly connected to the universe. How amazing does that sound?!
Reiki (霊気?, /ˈreɪkiː/) is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing as a form of alternative medicine and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of qi (Japanese: ki) through the palms, which they believe allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium. -Wikipedia-
In sanatan/Hindu and tantric/yogic traditions and other belief systems chakras are energy points or knots in the subtle body. Chakras are part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels, called nadiis. Nadiis are channels in the subtle body through which the life force (prana), or vital energy moves. Various scriptural texts and teachings present a different number of chakras. There are many chakras in the subtle human body according to the tantric texts, but there are seven chakras that are considered to be the most important ones. Their name derives from the Sanskrit word for "wheel" or "turning", but in the yogic context a better translation of the word is 'vortex or whirlpool'.[note 1]-Wikipedia-
Spiritual Development Counseling
Spiritual Development Counseling involves interactive discussion about the following ideas: the role spirituality plays in your life, thoughts on the afterlife, connecting to spirit guides, balancing energy, past life regression hypnosis, learning your soul's purpose and plan for this lifetime, forgiveness, and approaching life challenges from a perspective of gratitude!