Healthier life through therapy
- means a balance is most
important and present in our relationships.
- Therapy can help by connecting
mind, body, spirit and our relationships with others. A change in one area
often ties to threads in another.
- Brokenness in our primary relationships can
disconnect family, work, community and culture.
- Together we can re-weave these
threads through our stories about ourselves, and people around us. We can
change the next chapter.
we do, who we are and what our relationships mean are all important.
- We need
space to be unique and we also need relationships that provide closeness.
- We sometimes talk about problem-knotted
stories of our past.
- We also need to make plans to change and grow.
- It is not
about blaming, shaming or controlling those we care about.
What I can do as a counselor
- be a listener, a curious and
caring researcher and co-writer.
- Together we find the strengths, successes and
supportive relationships that are often already in place. Together we add to
the stories, add supportive people.
- Help carefully understanding and
sometimes editing words and actions,
- Describing emotions and what they mean.
we grow our life story shifts from seeing only the knots and broken threads to
the other side of a greater interwoven tapestry.
- We seek through healing
relationships to re-member (connect) our families, faith communities and other
societies where positive changes and growth are celebrated.
The following are some theories that I have been
Behavioral Therapy (looks at thinking patterns and positive reinforcements)
- Motivational Interviewing (an intense
listening process that identifies your own goals and resources to meet them)
- Bowenian Family Systems (focus on
appropriate family roles, boundaries, responding instead of emotional
(identifies small attainable goals and the strengths that help you reach them)
- Narrative (integrating your
experiences and strengths into a story that helps shift from problems to solutions
and developing relationships that will witness the new changes)
- Interpersonal Neurobiology (paying attention to how our relationships influence our brain and vice versa)
Sample Areas of life that we can address:
- Major Loss
- Lack of motivation
- Healthy Conflict in relationships
Katrina Barnes ReachesVancouver WA