Create the life you want by empowering your authentic self
Learn how Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness & Yoga can dissolve stress and enhance your capacity to Change through Creative Choice...
Tired of talking about the problem and nothing changing? Have you exhausted the benefits of "talk therapy"? Do you want to explore active, somatic, expressive and transcendent approaches to healing without reliance on psychotropic medications?
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- Assessment, Treatment Recommendations & Referrals
- Short-term Psychotherapy using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training/Coaching for emotion regulation and behavior change, combined with Somatic Experiencing® (SE) for trauma renegotiation, stress load reduction and nervous system balance
- Yoga Therapy Diagnosis and Practice Prescription to increase mind-body coherence, self-regulation, mental focus and clarity
- Mindfulness & Meditation Training
- Clinical Case Consultations (SE, DBT, Eating Disorders, Other)
- Clinical Supervision (for licensing in Florida only)
- 3-day, 5-day and up to 10-day Summer Intensives in the Rockies
The blueprint for wellness and the impulse toward wholeness are intrinsically embedded in our physiology's DNA.Growing scientific understanding of brain science and the body-mind connection confirms that we are hard-wired for rhythmic coherence and balance. In his seminal work, Descarte's Error, neurologist Antonio Damasio alerted us to the fact that body awareness and emotional processing are crucial to rational decision-making, making integrative treatment models that incorporate awareness of both body and mind processes crucial to creating conscious change. Somatic psychotherapies that attend to organismic, implicit and sensory-motor messages are ideally suited to uncover and resolve disruptions to the natural state of balance in our being.
Therapy is an exploration of our conscious and unconscious patterns. Through the deliberate direction of our awareness, we can creatively make choices that enable lasting change. We have the creative choice to reinterpret the meaning of our experiences, rewrite the story of our lives, and become more effective agents of change in the present moment to positively influence the direction of our future. I provide training in mind-body skills to create mental and emotional balance as well as engage in skillful action toward stated life goals. Together we can identify your life's purpose through an open and curious exploration of your intrinsic, creative impulses. As part of your work with me, I can offer private yoga therapy, mindfulness and meditation training to support your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing and growth. I also have a network of multi-disciplinary specialists who can support your healing depending on your overall needs to achieve success in reducing your symptoms and restoring optimal functioning.
My philosophy is driven by a belief in your intrinsic wisdom and takes into account relational, social, cultural and transcendent aspects of your experience. I am committed to work with sensitivity and compassion to help you build on your strengths, become more resilient in the face of daily challenges, and live from your essential self. I use somatic awareness approaches to help your body complete and safely discharge the highly aroused survival energies from trauma (or chronic stress) that remain stuck in a conditioned autonomic response pattern. As the body releases accumulated stress, it returns to balance and coherent functioning, creating a sense of wholeness and unity to all life. I also specialize in the full spectrum of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating) using DBT and SE.
Because of their unintended harmful effects to your body and your psyche, and the fact that the often cause rather than cure chemical imbalances, I prefer to work with individuals who are not depending on psychotropic medications for change. If you wish to avoid the need for medications, I am willing to work with you, provided you are able to incorporate the suggested practices to function in your daily life and enable emotional balance. If you are on psychiatric medications, and you wish to discontinue their use safely, I can support you through the process and help you find a supportive medical professional who can guide you through a titrated withdrawal. I believe in empowering your intrinsic healing capacities as long as this is feasible to do without medication.
Welcome to the process of Change through Creative Choice. If my approach intrigues you, and you are ready to change...e-mail me for more information.