Our problems are rarely located only in our heads. That’s why solutions rarely emerge solely from them.
The idea that we are our brains is an ancient one, emerging primarily from physicians and philosophers who sought to understand what makes us alive, and what makes us tick. It’s an old idea, and one that persists today.
But over the past twenty years the field of neuroscience has shown us that we are much more than our brains — that we are not a “ghost in a machine.” Instead, the brain is an extension of the body, and in turn the world, woven with and responsive to what happens inside us and around us.
That finding has led to significant changes in the field of therapy, and is the reason I focus my work here, at the intersection of four realms of human experience:
This is where the integrative aspect of my practice emerges. When these areas of our lives are attended to, we tend to do much better in the here-and-now. And just as importantly, we tend to be better equipped to handle what emerges down the road, too.