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 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).
Integral therapy focuses on exploring causes and conditions of past experiences for understanding and integrating what needs to be changed in one's personality in terms of work life, relationships and self-care.
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).
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.