The therapies and theories included in our integrative psychotherapy approach are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Humanistic-Existential, Black Psychology, Mindfulness/Meditation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Trauma Informed.
Integrated Psychotherapeutic Approach
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy is utilized to support your understanding of your unconscious motivations and drives. With Psychodynamic Therapy we will explore your early experiences with your primary caregivers and identify the ways those relationships impacted your development of self. By becoming more aware of your motivations, drives and self concept, you are able to liberate your mind-body-spirit. You can detach from conditioned ways of being that may no longer serve you. With Psychodynamic Therapy we will deepen your understanding of your unconscious to provide you with the awareness of choice in every moment.
Humanistic-Existential Therapy is utilized to support you in honoring your humanness and meaning of life. With Humanistic-Existential Theory we will explore your potential to achieve and maintain a healthy and meaningful wellbeing. We will discover how you relate to fundamental aspects of living such as your identity, being in existence, freedom, responsibility, and isolation. In this discovery you will be able to deepen your awareness of your own life’s meaning and become more aligned within it.
Black Psychology supports your healing journey in identifying your strengths as a Spirit forward person of the African Diaspora. Spirit is defined as the notion that everything in the universe is interconnected; the value that the collective is the most salient element of existence; and the idea that communal self knowledge is the key to mental health. Through Black Psychology we will explore the role of racism to better understand your self concept as a Black Indigenous or Person of Color (BIPOC). With Black Psychology we will explore the interconnectedness of spirit, body, culture, and your mental health. With Black Psychology you will be offered recommendations into other forms of healing such as dance, community engagement, ritual, or ceremony.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness/Meditation is a practice that will be learned to support your healing process. It is a form of mental, spiritual, and emotional training that has been supported in historical tradition and current science. Mindfulness/Meditation will support your healing journey with practical strategies to support increased awareness into your consciousness and your power of choice. Meditation/Mindfulness involves the breath and attunement to the: mind, sensations, feelings, and mental contents. With Meditation/Mindfulness you will develop a practice that can support your in the moment relief and over all wellbeing.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT will support you in becoming the observer of your mind for access to the present moment. ACT requires your commitment to flexible thinking and will allow you to live a value oriented life. In ACT you will gain the skills to minimize avoidance, denial, and challenge with your inner experience. You will explore your capacity to accept your feelings as appropriate responses to life circumstance that do not have to interfere with your life progress and growth. In ACT you will learn to accept your concerns in living, their associated distress, and consciously choose responses that foster relief and more supportive living.
Trauma Informed is defined as my understanding of the prevalence of trauma in our society. When trauma occurs, it affects our cognitions, emotions, central nervous system, and behaviors. We support you in curating a therapeutic space that is grounded in safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment. Through a Trauma Informed lense, your healing journey will be encountered with cultural competence, radical acceptance, unconditional positive regard, warmth, and empathy.