Igor Giusti PhD(c)
75 Manhattan Dr. Suite 302
Boulder, CO 80303

When looking for Boulder therapy counseling options, the number of choices and options available can be overwhelming. Perhaps you want a counselor who can address more than just a particular issue, who, instead, has more a “whole person” approach? My methodologies allow me to work with you and look deeper…to find not just therapeutic, but also spiritual answers to your struggles.

Using Transpersonal Psychology

Transpersonal psychology is a holistic approach that looks at therapeutic issues through the mind, body, and spirit. These are fundamental to the human experience, and should not be ignored when seeking treatment. They can be powerful resources to aid you with healing.

Transpersonal psychology can be helpful for treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD)

A part of transpersonal therapy is becoming Body Centered. This where we work to integrate the relationship between the mind and the body.

The Hakomi Method

The Hakomi Method is a form of experiential therapy that utilizes expresses principles of:

  • Mindfulness
  • Nonviolence
  • Unity
  • Organicity
  • Mind-Body Integration

It is a method taught by the Hakomi Institute here in Boulder, Colorado.

Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Also known as DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is another Boulder therapy counseling option. It is a therapeutic approach that helps clients identify what their strengths are and  build upon them in order to cope with weaknesses. For instance, if you struggle with depression, DBT might help you realize that being with animals helps improve your mood. This is a realization that you and your therapist could work together to find.

Practicing Meditation

Another aspect to my therapeutic practice includes meditation. Meditation is a powerful tool that allows us to slow down, focus on our breathing, and loosen the grip we have on our minds, allowing our thoughts to exist. As we experience thoughts, feelings, and emotions, we can acknowledge their existence, and return to the rhythm of our breathing. Mediation allows us to accept ourselves as we are in that moment, instead of having to create a façade for others.

Using Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a therapeutic process where a therapist works with the client to help them find the answers they seek. It is client-centered, so that your perspective, life experiences, and outlook can help with facilitating change. This is much more holistic than simply being told the “answer.”

Incorporating Spiritual Development

Many of the issues we face, such as anxiety and depression, may be rooted in a spiritual crisis. Questions such as “What should be the meaning of my life?” or “Am I living the life I want?” are existential ones that can distressing. A therapist can help with these issues by incorporating Personal Growth Therapy, which includes:

  • Spiritual Awakening: becoming aware of your spiritual nature.
  • Spiritual Growth: becoming more connected with your spiritual nature.
  • Spiritual Transformation: integrating your spiritual nature.

The Diamond Approach

Another way to blend psychology and spiritual teaching is the Diamond Approach. This technique, according to pioneer A.H. Almass, it is vital to look at the process of one’s understanding as a path by recognizing both psychology and the spiritual as two separate factors, or dimensions, in the same consciousness of a person. This can help a person discover the structure of reality and eternal truth.

As you may imagine, my therapeutic approach is meant to be collaborative. I want to work with you side-by-side on this path together so that you may find what is the root causes for what troubles you, and how to become whole again. I believe for this to occur we can incorporate traditional psychotherapy techniques with approaches that integrate the mind, body, and spirit. By using these Boulder therapy counseling options this can allow you to open yourself up to discovering your own truths, and find healing.