Whole Being Psychotherapy
Most psychotherapy practices do not employ a truly integrative approach, which means that clients are being seen through a psychological lens that does not include their "whole being", nor their total uniqueness. This means that we end up acknowledging and developing certain areas of ourselves to the exclusion of others. Most of the time, this dynamic flies under the radar for both therapist and client.
For example, some therapies heavily emphasize the importance of changing our way of thinking, and believe that this is the most effective method of psychotherapy, while others focus more on the transformative impact of taking new and immediate, concrete actions. Still others utilize a model that favors emotional processing, or one that centers around understanding our past.
All of these ways of working in therapy are valid and can be very effective in and of themselves, and yet, there are still many more valid and effective perspectives that we need to consider if we are concerned with healing ourselves in our totality. There are many dimensions to us. We also need to look at the biological, physical, somatic, contextual, relational, cultural, existential, and spiritual components of our lives. We are a bundle of complexity, and therefore, we need to take time to deeply study the various ways we can support the healing and enhancement of our greatest well-being.
Integrative psychotherapy is based on the essential understanding that the most complete map of psychological knowledge will give us the greatest number of opportunities for healing and growth. In other words, the more we know about what determines our human psychology, the more we can tackle our challenges and goals from several angles at once. Why not work on all of the dimensions of our being that contribute to our wellness? This is a kind of healing and developmental vision that values maximum inclusion.
Above, I am addressing the theoretical understanding that guides my practice. On this website, you can see more about the techniques and modalities that I utilize the most. At the end of the day, however, what is even more important than scientific theory and technique, is that you feel seen for who you uniquely are, and that you feel deeply contacted on a personal level.
Whole Being Psychotherapy is dedicated to the integration of psychology, somatic work, neuroscience, and the study of human potential. I am a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado, and I received my Master's Degree in Counseling from Regis University, in Denver, Colorado. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Contemplative Psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology, from Naropa University.