Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood. . . .

Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.

Mary Oliver

Cape Cod Photo by Jeff Hawk

What do I mean by this phrase? Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and other forms of distress that emerge in our lives today are met here with a careful appraisal to determine together what form of therapy would best suit your needs. My training includes psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and internal family systems modalities. What sets spiritually integrative psychotherapy apart is the recognition that we are spiritual beings – whether ‘spiritual but not religious,’ affiliated with one of the world’s religious traditions, or a nonbeliever.

Simply put, nearly all psychological models of human development and the mind ignore the spiritual aspect of our lives. Reconnection of our human psyche to the more-than-human earth, and to the Holy that threads through All (consider the phrases Buddha Nature, or Cosmic Christ or Wisdom Self) — this is the larger context of spiritually integrative psychotherapy. There is no attempt to push you towards a particular tradition, but instead to help you clarify your own image of the Divine and the ways your relationship with that “something more, something bigger” helps you to find meaning and purpose in your unique life unfolding.

In this primarily psychological work, billing can be thru your private in-state insurance (Blue Cross, Allegiance, Pacific Source), Medicare, or by private pay.