When we struggle with anxiety, feeling down, or are faced with any other difficult time of life, the effects reach many parts of our lives, including our physical well-being. Felling run down, unmotivated, tense, restless, achy and having trouble sleeping are often nearly as bothersome as the persistent negative or worried thoughts, relationship trouble, or the feelings of worthlessness or directionless that accompany many of our mental health struggles.
Sometimes, making changes in our lives and improving our coping skills are enough to make us feel more balanced and back on track. Often, however, the effects are temporary as we fall fail to take care of the physical side of mental health.
Our bodies have a way of making themselves heard -- what message are you getting?
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience. Through our work together, we can help you discover the source of imbalance, regain the power of choice in your life, and recover motivation to do the things you care most about.
High levels of stress, over time, can leave you feeling run down, directionless, and can add to the severity of health problems like headaches and other chronic pain conditions. Through therapy that addresses both body and mind, you can achieve better stress management and often a lessening of bothersome or painful symptoms.
Insomnia is a condition in which your sleep is chronically out of balance, leaving you feeling fatigued and upset, and can increase the severity of other conditions such as depression, anxiety, and related health problems. Mind and body therapies can help reduce bothersome daytime sleepiness and improve sleep quality in as few as 8 sessions.
Our belief is that the mind and body are united in both health and suffering and that lasting healing requires attention to both. We only practice evidence-based therapies that are tailored to your own healing needs including psychotherapy, meditation, biofeedback, and yoga.
We offer state-of-the-art, computer-assisted therapy that measures the bodies own signals of stress and tension. Through this tool you can learn what happens in your own body during stress and what works for you to restore physiological balance. You can grow skills for managing stress, anxiety, and even lessen the severity of some chronic pain conditions, such as headache, long after leaving the office.
We offer empirically-supported, mindfulness-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) groups. Appropriate therapeutic approches are determined and discussed at the time of an intake interview and initial meeting.