"Permission to live one's life is not something one is given; it is to be seized" James Hollis
Sarah McKelvey, MA, LPC
Therapy invites mindful awareness and provides a protected, nurturing space to work through our personal issues. The experience of therapy fosters thriving rather than merely surviving, and helps open a greater capacity to choose our life rather than be dictated by circumstances.
Drawing from the collected wisdom traditions originating in Western and Eastern psychology, philosophy, and spiritual orientations, this style of therapy tends to be contemplative and insight-oriented, as well as collaborative and creative in nature.
Therapy functions as a container that progressively builds awareness and deeper connections into problematic areas of life. Together, through therapeutic dialogue and our shared experience of the therapeutic hour, we will seek more comprehensive and adequate understanding of your personal experience which can facilitate relief/release from troublesome patterns, attitudes, and psychological difficulty.
Learn more about three primary traditions informing this counseling approach, each in their own way seeking to understand human experience, the ways we suffer, and the means to heal:
Mindfulness & Contemplative Traditions
“Both psychotherapy and sacred tradition provide the 'guided search' for the deeper, spiritual significance to life”