Integrative psychotherapy focuses on the whole person. It recognizes that each of us is a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual being, and it attempts to address each of these dimensions to help people reach goals and live healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives.
At AMAR Wellness, our work is informed by standard psychological intervention models such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and Humanistic Psychology. We complement these common approaches with movement, art, play, music, mindfulness, somatic, yoga, neurofeedback, and biofeedback therapies so that we can better address the complexities and promises of each person and their life.
Today's world provides each of us with many challenges and stressors. Indeed, the US National Institutes of Health estimate that 75 million Americans will suffer from anxiety or depression at some point in their lives. Many people can utilize integrative psychotherapy to better manage or overcome life's difficulties and/or to enhance health, relationships, and overall well-being.
At AMAR Wellness, we have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. We usually provide individual therapy, but we also work with couples, families, and groups. We have helped numerous clients overcome challenges involving:
We tailor our services to best serve each of our clients, yet we generally follow a basic process to assure quality, consistent service for all. Below are some experiences that you would encounter as one of our clients.
Initial Meeting/Relationship Building: Your first appoint at AMAR Wellness is designed for you and a therapist to get to know one another and begin a good working relationship. This appointment provides an opportunity for you to ask questions, to share your concerns and desires for therapy, and to determine if you would like to work with the therapist to reach your goals.
Comprehensive Assessment: The therapy process continues with development of a comprehensive assessment. This includes collecting information about your personal and family history and about your current social environment. As we discuss this information, we will strive to identify challenges and difficulties as well as strengths and resources that may be used to progress toward desired changes.
Therapy Goals: We will collaborate to clearly identify goals for our therapeutic relationship, plans to reach the goals, and ways to measure our progress toward the goals. These goals will guide our work together. Focusing on them will help our therapeutic relationship be as effective and efficient as possible.
Ongoing Collaboration: Both you and your therapist will work to help assure that your goals are reached. You are always in the driver's seat of this process. Therapy will end when you are ready to independently continue on your life's journey.