Christo Brehm, M.A., Professional Counselor Associate
Are you looking for a fresh approach to therapy that starts with honoring the innate wisdom of your body, mind, and spirit? Are you curious about mindful, contemplative, and body-based (somatic) therapies that restore balance and open up a deeper connection in your life?
Maybe you’ve experienced distress in relationships or feel depressed, anxious, or out of balance. Despite the ways you might be suffering, chances are you are a very resilient and creative human being. You’ve simply had to strategically adapt to life’s challenges and traumas, perhaps in ways you are unaware of. And now, you want to invite greater freedom, connection, and joy into your life. If this rings true for you, I can help you deepen the connection to your innate inner wisdom and resourcefulness, which is really the most important source of deep healing.
We might start a session with you briefly identifying key issues to focus on. Without losing focus on those issues, we shift our attention toward your present moment experience, starting with perception of the physical environment and internal or external body sensations, and later integrating emotions, images, thoughts, and memories. We will work step by step with what uniquely opens up and unfolds within each session.
Common responses that my clients have shared about our work include feeling deeply seen and met, increased self-appreciation and self-compassion, and feeling at ease at a deep level. As our work develops over time, people report feeling more and more empowered to be vulnerable and authentic in the therapy room but, most importantly, in their day-to-day lives. You might find that the most tender aspect of therapy is not necessarily working through your problems but re-establishing your felt connection to the amazing, creative, and inspired parts of yourself that may have been guarded and hidden away, perhaps for many years. There is a recognition and a grieving that comes with this work, and at the same time, a wonderful door opens that cannot or will not thereafter be closed.