Over this month. I want to provide you with information on counseling, different types of psychotherapists you might come across, integrative mental health, and more.

Today, let’s start at the beginning.  What is counseling?  Many of my followers may know the answer, for those who have never experienced counseling/psychotherapy, I will demystify the process.

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers clients, both individuals, and families, to accomplish mental health and wellness goals.  Together, the client and the counselor will identify problems that cause emotional pain and distress, gain insight into the sources of these problems, and develop goals and treatment options to elicit change and achieve successful results.

Counselors can practice from several types of psychotherapies and orientations, sometimes combining multiple approaches to best fit the needs of their clients.  Traditional and common psychotherapy types include: psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral.

When working with clients, I practice integrative mental health.  Through this approach I merge insight-oriented therapies along with wellness-based approaches to understand the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, honoring the whole person. This approach may incorporate integrative health, which utilizes the fields of medicine and nutritional sciences to complement traditional psychotherapy. 

For more information about my work, visit the Counseling & Wellness Services page.