Holistic Psychotherapy provides an empathetic, nurturing, and accepting environment where we maintain confidentiality and proceed at your pace. We help you to understand how you have come to relate to the world based on experiences from your family of origin. Just having this understanding alone can provide relief. We then provide you with many tools to help you take control of your life and break negative patterns that may have existed for years. We also help you to process any difficult emotions that remain inside you from painful experiences. Through understanding, developing tools, and processing painful emotions, everlasting change is achieved.
Most of what we want to be, we already are... We just need to go within, so that we can become, who we were meant to be.
"The couples that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that's designed to tear them apart and come out even stronger."
All couples enter marriage deeply in love and hopeful to live happily ever after, but it often doesn’t seem to work that way. When we meet and fall in love, our hearts are open, we put our best foot forward, having nothing to lose, so it is easy. As we get closer, fear creeps in, we have more to lose and the dream begins to fade. The divorce rate in The United States is approximately 50% and even higher for second marriages. Most couples that remain together are unhappy. Why is this? It is because in our intimate relationships, especially once we are married, we unconsciously transfer all of our emotions about our unmet needs from our childhood onto our spouse and grow to resent them for not making it better.
When working with you, Holistic Psychotherapy helps you and your partner to understand how you have come to relate to each other based on your experience from your family of origin. All couples have a cycle of relating. We help you to identify your cycle of relating. Once it is identified it is much easier to work on resolving the problems in your marriage. We also provide you with many tools to break the negative cycle and rekindle the loving feelings you once had for each other.
We all dream of creating a happy family. We put so much time and effort into creating a happy family and we may feel so confused, frustrated, and at a loss when our reality isn't what we had hoped. The hardest job on earth is being a parent! Our template for parenting comes from our own family of origin and how we interpreted our experiences as small children.
When working with your family, Holistic Psychotherapy helps you to identify patterns and themes from your family of origin and how they are influencing the dynamics in your current family. Once these patterns and themes are identified it helps you to look at the presenting problem in a different light. Through understanding, you become centered, hope is restored, and you are better able to work on the problem at hand so that peace and harmony can be established within your family.
When asked to meet with a child or adolescent, we determine where the problem may be stemming from and how best to proceed. It may be best to work with your child, you and your spouse, your entire family, or some combination to promote change. No matter where the problem lies once it is identified and understood negative patterns of thinking, feeling and relating can be broken.
"You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
~ Desmond Tutu