I welcome clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. I value diversity for gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, ability, relationship status, and family or social/interpersonal context are never barriers to working with me. Similarly, clients generally find me open, kind, joyful and authentic. In essence, listening to clients’ personal stories is a privilege; and I believe that feeling heard and understood is often a first potent step towards meaning making and change. My counselling space is one of acceptance and safety. When weather permits, my "office" includes working out-of-doors, sit by the lake or take a gentle hike up the mountain.
Anni's approach is grounded in person-centered holistic integrative therapy based on psycho-synthesis which addresses the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental elements on each person's own Medicine Wheel. In contrast to traditional forms of therapy, Anni does not focus on pathologies but rather aim to gently investigate symptoms/conditions as doorways to solutions against the backdrop of strengths and potential.
As a form of healing, holistic psychotherapy aims to address the symptoms of psychological and emotional distress linked with anxiety, depression, addiction and other issues. Holistic therapy tends to not focus on behaviors and thoughts but rather concentrates its focus on the relationship clients have with their situation, themselves and interpersonal dynamics. In sum, this model aims to seek and create a balanced approach and find meaning for its current context of being, feeling, thinking and how that influences action and choice.
Mind/Body Psychotherapy is based on the premise that healing and creating positive life change takes time, patience, and gentleness. Indeed, the therapeutic process is not linear, but a dynamic process that interweaves and thus every session must be grounded in the client's present moment experience so that healing and positive change can occur naturally.
Anni embraces the contribution of multiple systems for treatment planning, her Integrative approach is guided by clients' needs, goals within her practice standards which include but are not limited to: