You deserve exceptional, personalized care held in a space of hope and compassion.
Your guide at Wholehearted is The Trauma Healing Expert who really "gets" it. No more wasting time and money in just talking about your problem. (You can do that with your aunt or cat for free.) Let's find a new healing path to tread on. Based on your particular needs and preferences, we can choose a path of a psychotherapy framework with a greater emphasis on dialogue and skills(top-down), EMDR, or of a yoga therapy perspective that emphasizes working with the body (bottom-up).
CURRENTLY there is a wait list for new clients-If you are a pastor or counselor, please contact me regardless of this.
Accepting Private Pay ($125-149) and the following insurances: Aetna, BCBS, BCN, UHC/UBH
My approach to therapy embraces the integration of traditional evidenced based practice (cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT informed skills), mindfulness, healthy coping skills, relationship and communication skills, compassion, neuroscience, somatic practices, and Biblical guidance and prayers as desired by a client.
How I Serve Best:
Child/adulthood trauma/disturbing life experiences
Military related trauma; military life stress and transition (registered Star Behavioral Health Provider)
Leadership/Executive mentoring and support
Care for pastors/first responders/ therapists/counselors/doctors/teachers/yoga teachers
Suicide survivors, grief/loss and support around mental illness and addiction in family
Suicidal thoughts and self harming
Life transitions and coaching
Parents with enstranged adult children
Insomnia, coping with physical pain and illness
Depression, panic attacks, anxiety
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION & REPROCESSING (EMDR)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.
If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy.
In successful EMDR therapy, the meaning of painful events is transformed on an emotional level. Unlike talk therapy, the insights clients gain in EMDR therapy result not so much from clinician interpretation, but from the client’s own accelerated intellectual and emotional processes. The net effect is that clients conclude EMDR therapy feeling empowered by the very experiences that once debased them. Their wounds have not just closed, they have transformed. As a natural outcome of the EMDR therapeutic process, the clients’ thoughts, feelings and behavior are all robust indicators of emotional health and resolution—all without speaking in detail or doing homework used in other therapies.
BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
At Wholehearted, you can choose a path of healing based on what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for you.
You will learn and remember who God is and who you are, based on the Biblical truth. You will participate in God's restoration work of your broken and hardened heart into the one that is soft and whole as you put your faith in Him who chose and loved you before the foundation of the world. We can address any life or psychological challenges with a combination of Biblical truth and clinical tools at Wholehearted.
PRIVATE YOGA THERAPY
Your Body is Talking. Are You Listening?
Private sessions are designed for the individual and combine movement and dialogue in a supportive setting, merging evidence-based body practices with psychotherapy in this trauma-effective, embodied mindfulness therapy process.
Much like traditional talk therapy asks the mind questions, in yoga therapy we ask the body.
Because the body is intelligent and wise, and stores our tensions and stresses and also wisdom, we get the answers.
Whether you want to address physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual issues, a private Yoga Therapy session will bring you right to the heart of the matter. You will be held with nonjudgemental, supportive, reflective and compassionate regard. No yoga experience is necessary.