HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WELLNESS

Integrative medicine is a cross-discipline approach which encompasses emotion, mind, body and spirituality. This whole person approach includes other specialists as need be, to help develop an optimal, healthy person who is spontaneous toward self-care. There develops a natural motivation and spirit toward life’s endeavors: motivation, ambition, inner peace, confidence and security.
Systemic study of the psychological forces that underly your current behavior, emotion and thoughts and how they relate to your early experiences.
Includes bodily experiences and specific body techniques to help create an awareness and dialogue between body to mind and mind to body. Jana is trained in CRM/Comprehensive Inner Resource Method – a somatic approach to healing.

Therapy that is open to the exploration of the subtle, unconscious, and transpersonal aspects of human experience. In my practice, I draw upon the work of Jungian theory and integrate with somatic and guided visualization interventions.

“……the more withered the reality…the more gigantic the dream….”

If you are using substances they are somehow serving you. Let’s try to understand how and a way for you to accept and begin to unravel the mystery of how to pull toward an authentic and organic life where there is more joy, less harm, improved quality of life and longer life span.
Clients requesting DBT work exclusively are invited to discuss this interest as it is possible to work form the Marsha Linehan’s work books or to strategically incorporate tools in a more general CBT framework.

Emotional regulation tools from the DBT model are excellent to draw upon during extreme affective states.

Life is finite. To draw upon this theory is absolutely necessary for dealing with life: coming to value the present, embracing spontaneity — accepting loss, exploring one’s own views garnered from life about the meaning of it all.

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.” ~ Nietzsche

Holistic Approach to Wellness

COMMON ISSUES

What About Mood

WHAT ABOUT MOOD?

Are stress, anxious and depressive symptoms, taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective?

If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. When it comes to treating stress, anxiety, and depression, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option.

That’s because therapy – as opposed to medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.

Possible symptoms:

  • Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
  • Feelings of danger, panic or dread
  • Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
  • Increased or heavy sweating
  • Trembling or muscle twitching
  • Weakness or lethargy
  • Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.

HEALING FROM TRAUMA

Comprehensive Resource Method/CRM is a practice that I draw upon for trauma processing toward healing. Trauma is a very personal issue. It requires sensitivity, time, trust and a desire to grow. Healing is possible. Important conversations…dialogue and somatic work for lasting psychic and physical changes toward quality of life occur through dedicated work within the therapy.

Surgery preparation; learning how to create a positive, inner calm to survive, sustain, maintain and thrive during serious illness. Learn inner tools to re-train your mind away from pain pathways. Use cognitive tools and emotional support to ease into pharmaceutical-free living.

Healing From Trauma
Men & Stress

MEN & STRESS

Gender matters. In our culture, men tend to be touch-deprived and they can also be discouraged from understanding their inner lives, including emotional pain. (Brush it off? Act like a man)

When there is an emotional barrier in relating authentically and deeply with partners, children and friends old and new — psychic numbing and externalizing emotions can manifest in various sequelae. Without awareness, one is prone to emotional flooding and feelings of being overwhelmed. Sometimes men stuff their feelings, withdraw and shut down —depression, anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, excessive anger, great inner suffering or numbness show up.

Men and Porn: Turning to outside stimulation — which can be an effective solution for psychic pain, can be better understood. Turning towards porn is one. At times men turn to sex because it is a place where they can drop their emotional armor and attempt to feel fully seen, accepted and loved. Men turn towards porn without the pressures of norms and roles.

Generally speaking, the sensual pleasure of sex can lead men to turn to sex to feel emotional vulnerability and relational connection in a safe context.

We will have important conversations about how these dynamics and others play out in your life. Insight and in-situ management of feelings within the therapy hour create potential for personal growth.

FAMILY CONNECTION

Finding time to nurture the relationship you have with your family members, i.e. adult children can improve closeness. Sometimes this process involves outside support. If left untreated, family members may experience depression, anxiety, and at times separation. My aim is to help you regain connections, cope, and feel better about yourself as an individual and family.

Every behavior caused by stress is an effort at communication. Together we’ll translate your and your child’s emotional language into a refined tool to help you rebuild loving bonds. Adult children and parent relationships are welcome to treatment.

Family Connection
Couples Therapy

COUPLES THERAPY

I really believe in marriage: a supportive, nourishing partnership. We focus on exploring people’s vulnerabilities and lean away from blaming.

Are you choosing the wrong person?

Are you in a relationship that you want to make better?

Let me help you develop the ability to grow, commit and sustain a satisfying relationship.

Couples therapy requires a systems approach. We focus on exploring people’s vulnerabilities and away from blaming. What does each person bring to the union? What are the unspoken agreements? How do we not personalize our wounds but rather work toward living as differentiated, full dimensional individuals with our partner.

ADDICTION

Treatment focus is on the resolution of worries and unresolved issues that are causing symptoms. Through insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral therapy, education, and emotional support – a better understanding and appropriate treatment is developed to help you make in-roads.

Our goal is harm reduction and then you decide how best to proceed.

Addiction