Person Centered Approach

The person-centered approach was founded by Carl Rogers (1940). The client is the pilot and therapist is the co-pilot and together they build trust, where the client can feel secure and safe to share feelings, thoughts, and explore emotions without judgment.

The Necessary Factors of a therapist in a Person-Centered approach are:

  1.  The therapist does not have a façade

  2. Unconditional Positive Regard 

  3. Empathy 


Mindful approaches can cultivate awareness and help combat stress, and positively impacts expressive arts therapy, helping to calm, maintain focus, and improve awareness. 

Mindful Modalities Offered:

  • yoga

  • meditation

  • breathwork

Expressive Arts Therapy

Creative interventions allow the therapy process to deepen and cultivate therapeutic resources towards healing.

Creative Modalities Offered:

  • movement and dance

  • drawing, painting, clay, and other art-making 

  • rituals to process grief and past healing trauma

  • collage and vision board

  • writing and poetry

  • play therapy

  • drama therapy


You do not need to be an artist to use expressive arts therapies it is used to purely to help expand the process. 

Walk and Talk

Therapy outside the office setting

Research shows that exercise and nature reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Walk and talk sessions take place outside, at your pace, and can be especially helpful for working through transitions, "stuckness", or severe stress or trauma.


 Contact Me


I offer a FREE 30-minute phone consultation to explore if we're a good fit before your first appointment!

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Institute of Mindful Therapy

1250 Pine Street 100/101

Walnut Creek, Ca 94596

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