Holistic Counseling & Wellness

 

 

My approach to consultation and counseling is holistic in scope. Rather than solely focusing on a client's symptoms, I seek to understand the "whole person" within the broader context of their overall health and wellness.

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My approach to consultation and counseling is holistic in scope. Rather than solely focusing on a client's symptoms, I seek to understand the "whole person" within the broader context of their overall health and wellness.

I specialize in a holistic therapeutic approach to health and wellness that recognizes the relationship between mind and body, and seeks to understand and address the ways issues in one realm of a person's life can lead to concerns in others. I am particularly interested in the role of lifestyle choices in our mental health and well-being.

Some people define counseling as a treatment for mental illness; others view it as a supportive resource to help us get through difficult patches in life. Holistic counseling is both of these things, and much, much more. Rather than focusing uniquely on a client's presenting problem (whether that be panic attacks, conflict with a family member, or feeling "stuck"), holistic counseling acknowledges the importance of the "whole person" and views a client's presenting problem within the broader context of their overall health and wellness.

For example, a client may come to me because she has been experiencing feelings of sadness and lethargy in recent weeks. My client may view the sadness and lethargy as "the problem." I view her sadness and lethargy as "symptoms"--warning signals from her body that are alerting her to the fact that something in her life is unbalanced, unresolved, or needing attended to. That "something" might be unresolved trauma, it might be a work conflict, it might be a physical ailment, etc. My focus in my work with clients is to attend to the whole person and, in doing so, identify root causes of problems; symptom alleviation is a byproduct of the process.