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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
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HOW CAN THERAPY HELP YOU?

Especially if you've never been in therapy, it's a bit of a mystery to consider what happens in a session or figure out how to decide if being in therapy is right for you. Some of the reasons people might begin therapy are:

  • anxiety; feelings of nervousness or fear

  • difficulty with parenting

  • depression

  • a general interest in self-exploration

  • difficulty in relationships

  • self-criticism and insecurity

  • feelings of disconnection from the body

  • high stress

  • poor emotional regulation

  • difficulty with feeling identification

  • communication

  • addiction

  • phase of life issues

  • body-image struggles

  • gender explorations

  • job stress or career confusion

  • intrusive thoughts

  • passivity and/or chronic indecision

  • phobias

  • inability to cry

  • difficulty sleeping

  • a general feeling of dissatisfaction with no explainable reason

  • explosive anger

  • impulsivity

  • medical illnesses

  • grief and loss

  • domestic violence 

  • issues/explorations around sexuality and sexual expression

 

As you can see, anything that might be troubling can bring someone to therapy. 

Through listening, through sensitive tracking and asking questions, I work with my clients to help them identify the areas of their lives where they feel a need for support and/or would like to see change. Together, using your strengths and my background and training, we move forward. The frequency of your visits depends on your needs, your schedule and budget and we will figure that out together. 

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AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT GROUPS
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AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT:

Allowing the Body to Speak it’s Mind 

 

We are fortunately living in a time when there is growing recognition that anchoring ourselves and our attention in the body processes can facilitate greater presence, lowered stress responses and general regulation of our emotional reactivity. Authentic Movement (AM) takes this mindful attention and uses it in service of discovery and processing of

emotional experience.

AM is a therapeutic movement and self-awareness form in which we give ourselves over to the unconscious processes, through deep listening and with our eyes closed, allowing them to be expressed through the body in motion. Through sensitive tracking of our inner impulses toward movement we surrender to these 'callings' and find expression for them in our movement. 

What is there to gain from such a process? For some of the benefits of this form, followed by a more specific description of the form itself, CONTINUE READING.

SOMATIC PSYCHOLOGY and MINDFULNESS
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SOMATIC PSYCHOLOGY

and MINDFULNESS

 The Art of Conscious Embodiment

 

"The mind is like the wind and the body is like the sand; if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand.”

               Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen

 

What does it mean to be consciously embodied? What does this have to do with our ability to manage ourselves during stressful times? How is it related to our sense of personal identity and self-esteem? What effects does it have on our relationships, our connection to others, our experience of aliveness and capacity for healthy response to the often challenging experiences that life offers us? How does conscious embodiment relate to joy, contentedness, to cultivating presence,  and to the ability to self-soothe?

 

I’ve chosen to describe somatic awareness and mindfulness together as they are, from my perspective and experience, inextricably linked and overlapping. To become consciously embodied, both of these processes must be engaged in the context of what we call 'direct experience.' In this essay, it is my intention to describe these two foundational tenets of my work and how they are helpful.

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