“Tense minds think in terms of ‘always’ and ‘never’ as a quick summary opinion. Minds with equanimity in them think, ‘This’ and ‘Also, this.”
Sylvia Boorstein

Approach

The integrative approach is built on the understanding that our physical, mental and emotional bodies are all reflections of each other and that the experience occurring in each are intimately interlinked.” Michael Brown, The Presence Process

Whether you are an individual or couple, newly seeking guidance or a seasoned practitioner yourself, I will meet you where you are and offer you the resources that make the biggest difference for you personally. No cookie-cutter approach here. Sessions can be thirty minutes to two hours, one time only to twice-weekly, in person, by phone or Skype.

Principles and Practices:

I am committed to choosing the most powerful practices for your individual growth from a wide range of experience. The multi-disciplinary approach of Integrative Counseling is a blend of what I have learned and continue to live, including:

  • Somatic Counseling
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Emotional Freedom Technique

Somatic counseling engages the body’s wisdom as an internal compass and partner. Breath, sensation and subtle movement can open unexpected doors to insight and inspiration. This work is informed by Somatic Experiencing and Body NVC, as well as psychodynamic theory and practice.

Nonviolent communication (NVC) is a foundational set of principles and practices that are often mistakenly seen as “just communication techniques.” The capacity to shift from either/or to both/and thinking is a potent aspect of healing and thriving. Many spiritual traditions teach embracing life’s complexity through practices in non-duality . NVC is a very accessible pathway to this same destination – where we can experience vitality, connection, presence and peace.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and meditation practices and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) each offer additional entry points for increasing mental, emotional and physical resilience. See Resources for more information.

Applying the integrative approach to restore balance to the quality of our life experience is both simple and deeply complex. It involves common sense and paradox; it accomplishes its intentions in the moment but allows the passage of time for the consequences to filter through and manifest in our awareness. As an approach, it is observable on the surface of things and it is simultaneously active beneath the surface.” Michael Brown, The Presence Process