Therapy may happen best in the outdoors, in your home, or in a special setting that supports a deeper intention to heal and live with authenticity. Sometimes the 50-minutes-per-week standard formula for therapy is not appropriate or sufficient. At key moments of crisis or readiness to change, we sometimes need to dig deep and keep digging in a sustained way for a chunk of time. Personal growth is not an event but a process, and healing sometimes best happens through a process, like taking a journey. For these reasons I offer personalized individual retreats, intensives and pilgrimage.
Intensives and retreats are fully customized to address the goals, needs and schedule of each client, including:
- Intensive support over several days for addressing challenges in depth and for accelerated growth and skill development
- Inspiring locations to support growth and wellness, including wellness-based retreat centers such as the Kripalu Center; nature-based locations such as mountain lodges to leverage the medicinal power of sustained time in natural settings; for some clients this supports a desire to deepen their personal spirituality
- A variety of issues including relationship crisis and conflict; addiction or habit cessation such as stopping smoking, drinking, pornography or media dependence, and other addictions
- A range of supportive services including yoga and meditation instruction; walking and hiking, cross-country skiing and other activities can be woven into the counseling process