What's holistic psychotherapy?
Good question! I've always felt that Western psychology fully understood how the brain worked and how trauma, loss and our early relationships greatly influence our current lives. But it seemed to be missing a few key ingredients for healing – such as connecting to one's spirituality, understanding the impacts of diet and exercise on mental health and attending to the physical experience of the body. That's why it only seemed natural for me to integrate these aspects of total health into my therapy practice.
Is a holistic approach right for me?
Well, let me ask you a few questions. Are you naturally drawn to or curious about healthy lifestyle choices such as eating well and exercising regularly? Are you interested in cultivating a greater spiritual connection? Do you see the value in living in the moment and practicing centering activities such as yoga and meditation? Are you more likely to seek a natural alternative as opposed to using medicines? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a holistic approach may be a great fit for you.
What does this look like in practice?
A holistic approach manifests in sessions in various ways. Sometimes I ask clients how they are feeling in their body and guide them through exploring body sensations associated with their emotional experience. Other times it looks like guiding a client through a short meditation. Often, it's asking how clients can incorporate more self-care into their routine – such as increasing their levels of exercise, improving their intake of healthy foods or spending more time in nature.
This sounds great!
If you're totally resonating, I'd love for you to give me a call or send me a note via email. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation that you can take advantage of to see if we'd be a good fit for working together before scheduling a session. I hope to hear from you soon.
Natalie Moore, M.A., MFT Intern #IMF77612
Employed and supervised by Chris Tickner, MFT #42576
Pasadena, CA | 323 558 2055