"The privilege of a lifetime is to be who you are." Joseph Campbell
Most of us grew up learning who we were somehow wasn't quite okay. To adapt and survive we learned to adopt a false self in order to gain the love and approval of our peers and caregivers, to fit into our culture and to minimize the pain we were in. But wholeness and happiness are our birthrights. Healing is the process of recovering the true self, so that we can begin to live authentically and flourish, instead of just cope and survive. The therapeutic relationship allows for the development of a healing, trusting alliance where the hurts of the past can be worked through and resolved. Old, out-moded patterns of thought, feeling and behavior can then be released, new skills acquired, and the true self recovered and expressed. Together we explore the beliefs and patterns that hinder you from living fully, that keep you 'safe' and separate from self and others, and from fully experiencing, expressing and enjoying your unique self. As you become aware of and reclaim the parts of yourself that you have repressed, numbed or disowned, you are able to move toward a deeper sense of self-love, awareness, personal empowerment and integrity, internally, and in your relationships with others. This allows for an increased capacity to make more effective, self-honoring choices, so you are able to create a more authentic, fulfilling, joyful life-- a deeper sense of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual integration, which becomes the experience of Coming Home.
or Call Johanna Courtleigh, M.A., L.P.C. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00868
More Info About My Practice
I have been in private practice since 1991, and have been working in the helping professions for over twenty-five years. I have had a broad and varied background working with: * Depression * Low Self-Esteem * Relationship Problems * Separation and Divorce * Shame * Resilience * Addiction and Recovery * Adult Children of Alcoholics * Eating Disorders * Co-Dependence * Stress and Anger Management * Crisis Intervention * Grief and Loss * HIV, AIDS and Cancer * Transitions * Spiritual Issues * General Life Confusion Beyond my formal therapeutic training, I am also a Certified Confidence Coach, a Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified HypnoFertility Therapist. I am also an ordained Minister through the Association for the Intergration of the Whole Person, in California. In a private, respectful setting I offer: * Individual Therapy * Family Therapy with Adult Children and their Parents * Hypnosis for Fertility * "Creating Inner Peace" workshops * "Communication for Couples" workshops * "Diets Don't Work" groups and classes * Beginning Meditation classes * and a class called Loving Yourself and the Body You're In. I also offer a beautiful personal/spiritual growth workshop called the Oneness Awakening Course. Regression sessions based on the work of Brian Weiss, MD. Trained in The Daring Way with Brené Brown.