The therapy approaches I use in my Integrative Practice are person centered, directed by you, the client, allowing you to lead the way while I take on the role of a guide and confidant. Think of yourself as the captain, and imagine that your psyche and personality, your internal system, is your ship and crew. While you decide the ship’s course heading and speed, with your compass pointing the way, I take on the role of your navigator, with the map and key.
I believe that a person’s personality type and character strengths can drive healthy ways of thinking, feeling, relating, and being. I believe that an individual with intellectual capacity and intact cognitive abilities can find solutions to problems and challenges, when given the right environment and emotionally safe space to explore their shadow, inner wisdom, strengths, and skills.
I believe that relationships, experiences, and events, can have lasting effects on a person’s emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health and wellbeing. I believe that a person’s biology, genetics, environment, culture, religion, community, nutrition, physical health, and mental wellbeing has a profound influence on their personality development.
I practice therapy from a Humanistic, Existential, and Integrated approach that considers multiple dimensions of philosophy and psychology. In therapy, I help you examine and process core beliefs, schemas, values, morals, narratives, assumptions, expectations, intentions, motivation, ethics, central nervous system functions, dissonance, reactive physical sensations, emotions, dysregulation, automatic thoughts, meaning making, processing events, reactions, and secondary emotions, sensations, and thought patterns.
I focus on what people do right for their health and wellness, rather than focus on what is “wrong with them.” My goal is not to “fix” people, instead I work with them to discover the best approach that “fits” them. I believe in a Strengths Based, Holistic Approach, grounded in Positive Psychology for improving people’s overall health and wellness, including integrated work with the cognitive and intellectual mind, physical brain and body, consciousness or spiritual aspect, and shadow, traumatic experiences and events, and/or suppressed memories.