Combining traditional "talk therapy" with more experiential methods, my integrative approach takes advantage of what the latest research in psychology and neuroscience teaches us-- both about how we get stuck and, more importantly, how we get unstuck, develop new habits, and create a more vibrant, meaningful life. My training is grounded in Attachment Research, Nature-based Therapy, Gestalt, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Trauma Theory, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
The primary tenet of experiential therapy revolves around the notion of experiencing the here and now - this is regarded as the primary vehicle towards achieving therapeutic change.
Developed in the 1970s, experiential therapy is a therapeutic approach that encourages clients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through activities such as role-playing, guided imagery, the use of props, and a range of other active experiences. Experiential therapy is actually a category, rather than one specific type of therapy. Examples of experiential therapy include; expressive arts therapy, music therapy, wilderness therapy, and psychodrama. These activities aim to create opportunities to experience success, identify obstacles, improve self-esteem, encourage emotional growth, gain empowerment, and accept greater responsibility for one's actions.