Therapy that's not all talk.
Sometimes called mind-body medicine, this approach incorporates the fundamental principles of traditional psychotherapy with holistic approaches (complimentary, alternative, somatic, energetic, and functional therapies), to promote healing on all levels.
Our focus isn't on solving a "problem," but rather seeks to enhance your wellbeing across all six dimensions of wellness: mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, relational, and vocational.
Integrative psychotherapy is so much more than the combining of treatment modalities. As an integrative psychotherapist, I believe that no single form of therapy is best, or even adequate, in all situations. You can trust that our work together will be designed expressly to meet your specific, individualized needs.
Philosophical values are integral to the work and include:
The client and practitioner are partners in the healing process. Whatever happens in session is co-created
The practitioner trusts in the body-mind's innate orientation towards health and wellbeing
All factors that influence health and wellness are taken into consideration, including body, mind, spirit and community
Both conventional and holistic methods are carefully considered and critically examined with each client
Emphasis is placed on health promotion and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of dis-ease
Integrative practitioners commit themselves to the ongoing process of self-exploration, self-development, and self-care
Not every integrative psychotherapist holds the same credentials, as each practitioner develops expertise within their own areas of interest and specialization.
For me, rigorous study in a wide range of traditions means that in addition to talk therapy, I am certified to incorporate massage therapy, yoga therapy, craniosacral therapy, dance/movement therapy, energy work and more as part of my comprehensive treatment approach.
My commitment to the principles of client-centered care means that, should we decided that you could benefit from exploring a technique that I am unable to provide, I will happily recommend you to someone who is.
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I have synthesized lessons learned in settings ranging from major New York City teaching hospitals to remote ashrams, retreat centers, and intentional communities. Prior to entering into full-time private practice, I spent several years providing health coaching and mental health counseling to members of the Freelancer's Union as part of an integrative primary care practice powered by Iora Health. There, I was fortunate to work alongside functional medicine doctors, holistic nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, and other healthcare providers to serve our patients within an interdisciplinary model.
I continue to consult regularly with, and learn from, colleagues and mentors from a range of backgrounds, as well as attend industry conferences in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field.