Integrative Arts Psychotherapy

¨The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but to move through it to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites.¨

James Hollis

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist combining many approaches and techniques from the Psychoanalytic, Jungian, Humanistic, and Transpersonal fields of psychotherapy. Each person is a whole universe and unique in their experience of how they see/feel themselves in the world. 

The integrative approach means that we can look at ones life experience, difficulty, and strengths through many lenses to support growth and understanding in how one thinks, feels, about their relationship with themselves. 

The arts part of this psychotherapeutic approach places emphasis on the importance of imagination as central to our health and being well. When we can imagine into what we might need, to what’s missing, or needed. We can then begin to follow and trust ourselves in the direction that the psyche is pointing.

We can be curious about dreams or images that might be a source of information as we journey through life. Bodily sensations that can accompany symptoms such as anxiety or depression can be thought of with an imaginative lens. We may have an image come to us, or a felt sensation associated with our symptoms of anxiety or depression. By exploring and curiously attending these images we can gain further information as to where our energies might be blocked or what might be needed to support oneself.