Are you interested in a calmer, happier life?
Do you yearn for more peace or satisfaction in your relationships or in yourself?
Are you ready to reclaim your life and move foward towards your dreams or goals?
I provide an integrative, holistic approach to working with people who want to improve their health and sense of well-being. My approach is grounded in the idea that people are “whole,” interdependent beings, who have needs for acceptance, connection, productivity, creativity, movement, security, and feeling valued for their contributions to a community. When one (or more) of such needs are missing or not being met, it often results in the person being seen as “sick” (due to behavioral or emotional manifestations of the associated distress) and given a diagnosis that is “treatable.” Rather than focusing solely on one (or more) diagnosis, I consider not only the “whole” person, but also the context in which the “symptoms” arise and occur. It is often within this very context that clients find opportunities for healing and/or growth.
Central to my work is the belief that my clients are NOT victims. I believe in my clients’ heroic ability to “get moving” and re-design and re-create their internal experiences, their external environments, and the way in which they mediate between the two. There’s no better way to start this journey than to put on some walking shoes and get walking at a rythmical pace. Once you get moving, you don’t look back. Nature, rhythm, and movement have you. It’s not a treadmill. It’s outdoors (no matter the weather) and moving to the beat of your footsteps. Outdoors. It’s the “healing power of nature.” In our modern day world, humans no longer need to be outside (hunting, gathering, or farming) or travel by foot. Yet, this is exactly what our bodies need and crave. Exercise has been shown, in many studies now, to benefit both physical and mental health and Walk and Talk Therapy is one way to multi-task in our busy modern day world. Even during the colder months, in the darker times, it’s important to keep moving and find out that you can make it through the worst of the storms.
Regardless of whether you are seeking psychotherapy and healing for some struggle or symptom, or whether you are striving for self-development, personal growth, and a better sense of your life’s purpose/meaning, taking therapy out of the office and onto the trails means you are actively taking charge of your life, setting goals, and setting things in motion to fulfill those goals.. Moving forward both literally and figuratively is how we’ll “get there” (wherever that is for you). Movement is what propels people forward. Let’s get going!
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