Studies have shown that quality of therapeutic alliance is directly correlated with therapeutic outcomes. We believe that the strength of the therapeutic bond is the foundation upon which we build, so we offer a client-centered and strengths-based approach to meet you where you are and join with you in the journey forward.
As we begin our work together and get to know each other, we collaborate to create goals and a plan to pave your road to health and healing.
We work from your strengths to explore what works for you, where opportunities may lie, and build skills to carry with you into the future.
An integral piece of our work will be based in experiential activities which will challenge you to move beyond simply talking about issues.
We are passionate about using an experiential movement based approach with our clients. While traditional talk therapy is still a component of our work, we weave in experiential activities throughout our work with our clients. We believe in this modality because of the effect movement has on the brain. Emerging research suggests that movement may be one of our most powerful tools in supporting our mental and emotional health.
More and more studies are being done on the benefits of experiential and movement based modalities used in a therapeutic alliance. We’ve included some articles and papers that provide more insight into the research being done that supports this growing movement.
Take some time to explore. We are passionate about movement based work because of the change we see in our clients, and the results found in research confirms what we’ve learned in our years of working with clients.
By connecting to our bodies we more fully connect to the experience of our thoughts and emotions and their impact upon our lives. Clients recognize the feeling of butterflies in their stomach when they are nervous and how those butterflies turn to knots when the nerves become anxiety. By understanding our somatic symptoms of emotional strain clients can more readily employ a tool to support themselves in the moment. The activation of our body allows us to embody the new ways of being that are learned throughout our therapy sessions together. Some examples of the activities we may do together are walking outdoors, hiking, rock climbing, activities/games that challenge us, biking, fishing, and more. The activity and level of intensity is determined by what we are working on and what will be most supportive of growth.