Adele works with adult individuals, couples, families, and adolescent/teen individuals
Simply stated, it is the intentionality for inclusion of mind, body, and spirit in the therapeutic process. It holds sacred the premise that for cathartic work to happen one cannot leave out the inner essence of a person, their soul, and how each client uniquely connects to a greater source such as Creator God or the Divine (*should the client choose). This often includes incorporating a client’s value system and faith tradition practices as elements of the therapeutic work. Forms of Spiritual Integration include meditation, prayer, body work, and dream work. Spiritual Integration has been at the foundation of psychology with Maslow's humanism, Carl Jung's shadow work, and transpersonal psychology. Research supports that the inclusion of spirituality increases the effectiveness of the client’s therapy experience while promoting healthy human development. I strive to help clients connect to their soul self and to their source of ultimate love and wisdom.
I was raised in the Christian faith tradition, yet, in a home where other faiths were respected with curiosity and reverence. This open and diverse paradigm has proven to be a solid foundation for fostering acceptance and inclusiveness.
Undoubtedly, one part effects the whole.
Many in the helping profession have known for much time that the health and healing of our clients can not solely rely on 45 minute sessions a week. Surely not when the power and benefits of addressing the mind, body, and spirit are so well documented and researched. Our brain and our bodies hold the memories of the trespasses against us. This is why I often approach trauma informed work with somatic interventions. Traditional talk therapy has to evolve. For one fact, it only targets the most sophisticated part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex. However, our memories and trauma response triggers are stored in a more primitive part called the limbic system. The limbic system, the central nervous system and the immune system are deeply connected. As a result trauma takes up whole person residence, wreaking havoc not only on a person's cognition, spirit, and relationships, but also in their physical health.
Collaboration is key! In my practice I strive to offer whole person healing education and collaborative resources to my client's. This often looks like connecting client's to other multi-disciplinary practitioners and services such as
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