As a holistic therapist, I practice from an integrative, whole-person approach. This is sometimes called the bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. So, while I am interested in the concerns that bring you to my office, I am concerned about you in a more global sense as well.
During the counseling assessment, I will ask you about your eating habits, your sleep habits, what you do for fun and relaxation, what you do for exercise, what you do to nurture yourself. While I am not a medical doctor or a dietician, I have found in my work as a holistic therapist, in my studies, and in my personal life that factors such as diet and exercise can enhance or detract from your overall well-being. These various components work together synergistically so it is important to address each of them as needed.
Often I will suggest a physical examination by your physician, especially if you haven’t had one in awhile. This helps broaden my understanding and helps me help you. Mood disorders, like depression, can often be a symptom of a medical condition. Hypothyroidism is an example of this.
Learning to care for yourself is very important and this is something I like to address. Encouraging and supporting self-care is a great adjuvant to therapy. Beginning therapy is a bold step and I want to make sure that as your holistic therapist, we do everything possible to help you feel and function better.
Contact my office today to make an appointment with me to assess and aid your holistic health.