“The integrative approach is built on the understanding that our physical, mental and emotional bodies are all reflections of each other and that the experience occurring in each are intimately interlinked.”
– Michael Brown, The Presence Process
Integrative counseling uses a holistic approach that goes beyond conventional therapy. The body, mind, and heart are integral and cannot be separated in order for a person to be healthy. Integrative counseling is a unifying therapy that responds to each individual at the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning and relationships, taking spirituality into account as well.
Each integrative therapist should practice in their own authentic way, drawing on their own experience and understanding of the various approaches. Integrative counseling doesn’t simply pick and choose from various approaches, but studies and understands each, and applies those which resonate with each therapist and prove to be effective in practice. Integrative counseling brings the best of theoretical perspectives and treatment modalities to the table. It seeks to address causes, not just symptoms.
My approach is collaborative and experiential, incorporating a variety of therapeutic modalities including but not limited to EMDR, EFT, Prepare/Enrich, and mindfulness. Being a licensed and experienced physical therapist provides me a unique qualification to provide a holistic approach, connecting the mind and body.