Integral therapy, similar to holistic therapy, is a therapeutic practice that takes an integrative approach and looks at the connections between a client’s mind, body and spirit. Like other types of mindfulness-based therapy, integral therapy is designed to help a client’s attention focus on the present moment and achieve clarity. Integral therapists use multiple approaches to addresses issues and encourage self-awareness and self-acceptance in clients.
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Integral Therapy is fundamentally oriented toward wholeness. The integral approach is also profoundly optimistic, as it affirms every person\'s capacity for transformation, healing, and growth. I received an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA, and integral philosophy forms the foundation of my therapeutic work with clients.
Integral psychotherapy draws heavily from the work of psychologist/philosopher, Ken Wilber, to understand the intricacies and interconnectedness of life. Integral psychotherapy can help individuals establish a larger, more balanced sense of self while also informing life practices that aim to cultivate growth in each aspect of the individual (i.e. body, mind, soul, and shadow).
I practice Integrative Counseling by applying the Eastern principles of Ayurvedic Psychology in psychodynamic psychotherapy to assess and treat underlying mental and emotional imbalances that interfere with the process of digesting and integrating life experiences. I also draw from other approaches, including Control Mastery Theory, neurobiology, and Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI).
I have found that integral therapy is one of the most effective forms of therapy to date as it combines raising self-awareness, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral approaches and psychosynthesis methods for maximizing self- and other- understanding that builds an authentic core identity.
Walt supports your integration or lifestyle balance of mindfulness, physical well-being, emotional balance, personal/collective meaning, and relations. He helps you to determine sustainable practices to make the changes that you want in your life. When counseling is utilized by clients to support their commitment to integration practices outside of weekly sessions change can happen quickly.
I take an integral approach to my work. This means that I draw upon a wide variety of philosophies and practices in order to provide a completely individualized therapuetic experience.