Integrated Counseling combines psychotherapy, biopsychology,
behavioral change, and holistic practice to help people live better lives.
Areas of Specialization
Transition and Transformation
Hypervigilance & collapse
Injury or disease
Migraine & headache
Fibromyalgia & Auto-immune
Sleep & Insomnia
Psychotherapy is a general term that means the interaction between a trained professional and a client using a wide range of non-medical tools for the purpose of improving one’s experience of life. During psychotherapy, you learn about your feelings, thoughts, relationships, and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you experience life more fully and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.
EMDR is a research-based psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the effects of traumatic memories, process through unresolved emotion, and bring troubling experiences into resolution. It uses the existing processing system of the brain, focus on specific experience, combined with bilateral stimulation, which stimulates communication between the left and right hemisphere of the brain. For more information, please visit www.emdr.com, the official website of the EMDR institute.
Biopsychology studies the interaction between our physiology and our thoughts, feelings, behavior, and self-understanding. Within this field, neuro-psychology uses the structure and function of the brain and nervous system to understand specific psychological, emotional, physical, and behavioral processes.
Somatic Experiencing is a body-based treatment used to locate and release defensive responses of fight/flight/freeze that have become stuck in the body. S/E is a non-invasive process of noticing and experiencing based on the physiological and psychological understanding of how trauma is held in the body. For more information, please visit www.traumahealing.org, the official website of the Somatic Experiencing Institute.
Holistic Practice refers to a diverse field of alternative medicine in which the "whole person" is taken into consideration, not just the symptom or malady. In this view, the body, mind, spirit and emotions are considered intimately interconnected as a system and are treated as a whole in the quest for optimal health and wellness. Specifically, I use breath, meditation, visioning, and sound with clients to improve life functioning.