As an Integrative Therapist
, I utilize numerous theories of human functioning and psychotherapy based on developmental research. Integration in counseling refers to the bringing together the whole person- affective, cognitive, behavioral, physiological and the spiritual dimensions within each individual.
The Humanistic Approach
focuses on individual uniqueness and consciousness.The personality is studied and explored from your personal experience and worldview. The study of self, human potential and Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. "YOU" are the expert in your story, I am the facilitator.
Additionally, incorporating Logotherapy & Existentialism
, which has a philosophical approach seeking deeper meaning, exploring human capacities, helping you examine patterns, while shifting towards purpose and altruism.
Focusing on Strength-Based Therapy & Positive Psychology
, understanding one's core beliefs then bridging the gap between where you are today and your best self. Reduce and eliminate traumatic memories, automatic negative thoughts and rumination, patterns of self-defeating behaviors, and subconscious mechanisms.
I incorporate Brain-Based Therapy and Practical Neuroscience
to improve attachment, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindful practices which result in faster results than just traditional talk therapy.Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
is based on several principles: NLP Is influencing brain behavior "neuro," through the use of language, "linguistic," and non-verbal communication to enable a person to "recode" the way the brain responds to stimuli "programming."
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: focuses on the relationship between positive patterns and the subjective experiences increasing self-awareness, effective communication, and underlying subconscious mechanisms.Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
is an extensively researched integrative psychotherapy proven effective for trauma treatment. EMDR is a complex therapeutic process utilizing eye movements, bi-lateral sound or pulsations to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain.
Traumatic memories are stored in parts of the brain where they can’t be processed then images, sounds and emotions related to the memory become “frozen in time.” EMDR “unfreezes” these memories, As this occurs, the memory loses its emotional power and becomes less distressing.
EMDR is designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories. It allows clients to access and process memories, remove mental blocks healing through bi-lateral eye movement with a finger, light bar, utilizing taps, and or audio tones.Brainspotting
is known to harnesses the body’s innate self-scanning capacity using peripheral vision. It is known to release the maladaptive homeostasis modes more commonly known as the fight, flight, or freeze reactions.
By utilizing the location of the eye position, paired with externally observed and internally experienced reflexive responses, a "Brainspot" is actually a physiological subsystem holding emotional experience in memory form.The maintenance of that eye position/Brainspot within the attentional focus on the body’s “felt sense” of that issue or trauma stimulates a deep integrating and healing process within the brain.
Brainspotting can be useful as a complement to various body-based therapies including advanced bodywork, chiropractic, acupuncture, somatic therapies, physical therapy, nursing, medicine, and other specialized approaches to physical healing.