Shine Integrated Therapy: Holistic, Integrative, Supportive and Empowering Counseling and Coaching
I am here to help empower you with tools to improve your moods, increase your self-esteem, create balance in your life and find solutions. We will take a holistic approach because your mental, emotional and physical health are interconnected and each impacts your overall well being. We will approach your issues with that understanding so that you have a comprehensive set of tools to help yourself feel better and increase your satisfaction in life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
How you think about or perceive a situation will influence how you feel emotionally, how you react and behave. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches you specific skills to address problematic behaviors, thoughts and feelings so that you can manage your moods, increase your motivation, improve interactions with others, solve problems and change your behaviors. CBT is an evidence based approach with many studies showing it to be effective for depression, stress, anxiety and weight loss. Counseling or coaching will be collaborative with you actively taking a part in setting goals, practicing the skills between sessions and trying new behaviors to create change and improve moods.
One possible tool for your tool box is physical activity. Exercise has been proven to have many brain benefits in addition to the obvious physical health benefits. Studies show that exercise effectively reduces depression and anxiety symptoms. And, many people who maintained exercise were even shown to be in remission with no symptoms at all. Exercise is a powerful tool in improving your mood, increasing your focus and attention and improving your self-esteem. The best part about it is that you can be in charge of using exercise to maintain your physical and mental well being, with no negative side effects. I can help you figure out a physical activity that works for you, starting where you are and helping you to incorporate it into your life so you can feel better.