Holistic Therapy

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What Is Holistic Therapy?

Holistic therapy refers to a kind of therapy which focuses on all the different parts of ourselves — the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social.

At Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy, we approach any kind of treatment or therapy with our clients from a holistic perspective. It is at the very heart of our practice. Each one of our highly trained therapists uses this holistic approach in their work with clients. Regardless of the reasons you come to our office and enter into therapy, every client relationship begins with this holistic mindset.

We use this integrative process as a tool to help you heal by focusing on all the different aspects of you — all of which contribute in different ways to your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Ultimately, in holistic therapy, everything that makes you YOU is taken into consideration.

Holistic therapy is a defining characteristic of the approach we take with every client. We believe it’s the most effective way to healing and achieving mental and emotional wellbeing. But that doesn’t mean other kinds of treatments are not valuable. Certainly, they are. However, some clients come to us wanting only to change their behaviors without necessarily exploring all of the other components of the self which may be contributing to these behaviors.

For example, consider someone who struggles with substance abuse. Our approach — holistic — would explore all of the behaviors, emotional triggers, family history, lifestyle, etc., which may be contributing to the substance abuse. If the person is simply focused on changing their behavior without being willing to engage in all of the parts work, we would graciously decline because this would not be a good fit for our approach. If you’re not sure or if you have questions, please give us a call for a complimentary consultation.

This holistic approach is the framework or lens through which we look at every client. We get curious about our clients through this lens, which is also a trauma-informed lens.

In fact, we invite and welcome curiosity to our client’s life experiences. Because we know that many life experiences have some level of trauma, which may have left a negative impact. And, we know that in order to change the impact, we need to first process that trauma.

Our therapists are all trauma-informed, which means we are acutely aware of how past or present trauma can present in therapy sessions. In our gentle curiosity, we look at all the different ways past experiences and/or past traumas may show up in thoughts or behaviors. If the past is largely resolved, then we can examine it in a more fortifying, contextual manner in order to review and remember. If, however, these past traumas need to be healed, we will work through that together. We cannot change history, certainly; however, but we can change the way history impacts your present. This is what it means to be trauma-informed.

A Word On Trauma

Many people may not realize they have traumatic experiences. Most people think their past was normal and unremarkable. And perhaps it was. But there could still be trauma if there was a negative impact that still seems to have a hold on the person. Our job, as trauma-informed therapists, is to first identify past traumas and then work together to help heal those traumas.

In the holistic therapy approach, we explore any past traumas, we identify present or current troubles or issues, and then we focus on future aspirations. Because we believe that when you understand why and how something shows up in your life, you are better prepared to decide what you want to do about it. And this includes knowing how you want to resolve it or what coping strategies you’re willing to use to continue to live with it.

When we do these things, when we consider all of the parts of you, then we can begin to see a better picture of what you want your future to look like.

If you choose to enter into therapy with one of our therapists, you can expect an environment that is honest, open, and welcoming, with zero judgment and zero shame.

Our objective is to use every tool at our disposal to explore and engage with all of the parts of you. As a holistic, solutions-centered practice, our therapy is not solely analytical, nor is it solely focused on behavior change. Instead, all of our therapy includes your whole person — your thoughts, behaviors, body sensations, spirituality, emotions, etc.

We invite your entire self into therapy with the goal of integrating all of your parts — your whole self — as much as possible.

Holistic therapy invites and welcomes curiosity to all of the life experiences you’ve had so far, with particular focus on those experiences that may have left a negative impact.

Together with you we explore the mental, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional parts of you so we can focus on total healing rather than simply putting a bandage on a symptom.

COVID-19 UPDATE

During this unprecedented time, you may be experiencing increasing feelings of uncertainty, loss, anxiety, fear, grief or rage. We are all experiencing a different reality and it can and will affect everyone very differently.

Whether you’re performing an essential job that requires long hours and potential risk to your health, or you’re navigating school re-opening, returning to work or continuing to work from home and practicing social distancing, please know that you are not alone.

We are pleased to offer the same level of compassionate care through the convenience and confidentiality of TeleTherapy services, accessible on your computer, tablet, or phone. We are welcoming fully vaccinated clients to return to the office for in-person sessions on a case by case basis.

Please stay safe and know that we are with you.

Have Questions?

Payment can be cash, check or credit card. (Please note: there is a surcharge of $2.50 per invoice.) Payment is expected at the time of each session. We are an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies. On a monthly basis we will be happy to provide receipts and/or completed insurance forms for you to submit for out of network reimbursement.
We request that you provide no less than 3 days (72 hours) notification to cancel appointments. We will make every effort to reschedule cancelled sessions within the same week, at no additional fee. If you cancel within the 72 hour period, and we are not able to reschedule within that time frame, you will be responsible for paying the full amount of our session. Note: this cannot be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.
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