Mental Health Counseling

“Your mind is a reservoir of potential; your heart an ocean of strength; your soul a well of talents; and your body a vessel of power.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

As a therapist, I will be fully present and engaged, listening and responding to you in a curious, nonjudgmental manner. I will create an environment that enables you to feel safe, so that you may develop trust and can feel heard and seen. I will help you discover your unique strengths, and express yourself in authentic ways on your path to who you want to become.

I consider myself a therapist who integrates mind, body, spirit, soul approaches. Some of these include: Jungian psychology, mindfulness and Buddhist psychology, somatic approaches, internal family systems theory, expressive arts therapy, EMDR, shamanic techniques, and reiki energy healing.

IMG_5201-2Somatic approaches will assist you in deepening your connection to your body so that you can sense and understand the various sensations that the body experiences in different situations, as well as teach you techniques to interpret these sensations so you can ground and center the body releasing any distress it feels. Jungian psychology, expressive arts therapy, and internal family systems theory will assist you in understanding the different parts of yourself that hold various coping skills that affect how you interact with people in your life and engage with the world at large.  These approaches not only deepen your understanding of yourself, but they will also assist you in understanding the impact of your childhood experiences and how this led to the coping skills you utilize. EMDR, mindfulness, Buddhist psychology, internal family systems theory, shamanic techniques, and reiki will assist you in integrating your past experiences, as well as integrate your parts so that you can access Self energy (the aspect of yourself that is calm, capable, confident, creative, compassionate, joyful, able to discern without judgment) and heal. This enables you to step into your authentic self with more agency. The goal is to help you feel balanced, whole, and have greater understanding about how you engage in the world. By delving into the deeper elements of your mind, body, spirit and soul, you will find acceptance and self-love for who you are. You will feel more satisfied with your life and your relationships will improve.

Types of Issues Treated

  • Anxiety/Managing Life Stresses
  • Highly Sensitive Individuals/Empathic Individuals
  • Individuals seeking tools for Self-Awareness
  • Individuals seeking tools for Self Compassion
  • Individuals seeking tools for Somatic Body Awareness
  • Individuals seeking to explore their Spirituality and connection to their higher Self
  • Trauma Integration

Treatment Tools

  • Buddhist Psychology
  • EMDR for trauma processing
  • Expressive Arts Exploration
  • Internal Family Systems Theory
  • Journaling
  • Journeying
  • Jungian Psychology
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness tools for Stress Reduction and Self Awareness
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self Compassion Practices
  • Somatic Practices/Body Oriented Therapy
  • Yoga

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about my services, please email allison@blossomingheartcounseling.com or 503-880-7190