Therapy for Mind and Body
As a psychologist and acupuncturist based in Anchorage, Alaska, I offer psychotherapy & counseling and acupuncture & integrative health psychology for emotional, interpersonal, and stress-related concerns, trauma and addiction recovery, and chronic pain and chronic health conditions of all kinds–which in my experience always involve both psychological and physical components.
With years of training and practice in both professions, I am able to provide an array of methods and approaches in working with each person based on their unique circumstances and needs. For some the focus is more psychological; for others, the focus is more physical; for many, an integrative approach is the path to mind-body healing.
- Psychotherapy & counseling, incorporating Jungian, existential, somatic, relational, and transpersonal psychotherapies, mindfulness-based counseling approaches, and influences from a variety of traditional cultures, contemplative practices, and spiritual traditions.
- Acupuncture and other classical modalities of Chinese medicine such as herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, qigong, and others.
- Integrative health psychology with a focus on mind-body medicine for chronic pain, other chronic physical and mental health conditions, and addiction and trauma recovery, all of which typically involve complex interactions of psyche and body. This unique approach incorporates a variety of methods and techniques from the fields of clinical health psychology, psychotherapy and counseling, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition and diet, and mindfulness-based, somatic, and energy therapies.
- Meditation, medical qigong, and other mindfulness-based and energetic practices and methods from the contemplative and intuitive traditions within psychology and Chinese medicine; these can be incorporated in psychotherapy / counseling or acupuncture / integrative health psychology sessions.
The above methods can be undertaken separately or in a variety of combinations, depending on your needs and inclinations. Whether on their own or in an integrative approach, they each have the capacity to help relieve many forms of suffering in mind, body, and spirit, as well as the capacity to help us to live in deepening connection with our hearts—which is the truest form of medicine.
I would be happy to answer your questions, to explore your specific concerns, and to discuss ways in which my approach(es) might be helpful for you; to schedule an appointment, or for further information, please feel free to call.