Individual sessions are an invaluable support for personal inquiry and investigation, clearing and unwinding holding patterns in the body, clarifying purpose and path, and addressing life and relationship challenges. Following many years in a traditional therapy context, evolution has been increasingly toward embodied approaches for healing and spiritual path work, with traditional psychotherapy elements interwoven with mindfulness and meditation.
Mindful awareness is a personal practice which provides rich resources for moving through the layers of conditioning, limiting beliefs, and judgment that prevent us from being truly connected to others. Mindfulness allows us to be present in each moment and fully experience our own thoughts and feelings. When we bring awareness into the body, we discover that we are holding pain and self beliefs that have been accumulating throughout our lives. By creating the space and stability to allow emotions safely to emerge and move through, these old patterns begin to unwind and release. Tapping into the body’s wisdom, we discover the freedom and riches of the true self that has been hidden beneath the layers.
Often the first step on this path is developing an attitude of compassion for ourselves. When we are relating to ourselves with criticism and harsh judgments, our current patterns are held in place. When we understand the conditioning and experiences that created our patterns of responding, and see them as the survival mechanisms they are, we can be more gentle with ourselves. Carl Rogers wisely said, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
Telephone or videoconference (via Zoom) consultations can be scheduled by going to the Online Scheduling tab. Please be sure to indicate your time zone when you schedule!!
For those who live in Colorado where I am licensed as a psychologist, we can classify our work as psychotherapy and I can provide a receipt to submit for insurance for reimbursement. I am not a participating provider with any insurance companies, but if you have out of network benefits, insurance generally reimburses a portion of the fee, after your deductible. Please indicate in your inquiry if you are interested in submitting to insurance. Because I am licensed only in Colorado, consultations with clients outside of Colorado are considered telephone consultation or coaching, and fall outside of the structures of licensure, which precludes submitting to insurance.
If there is significant struggle in coping with the challenges of living the human life, and/or there is occasionally a need for emergency support, it is important to have a local therapist who can be accessible. I am glad to collaborate with a local therapist in such circumstances, providing support for your meditation and mindfulness practice. If you are unsure whether working remotely is appropriate for you, we can arrange a phone call to discuss and decide together.
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