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What is Holistic Therapy?

Hi, friend. My name is Ferny and I like to say I’m not a “regular” therapist.

My own style of therapy was birthed out of a growing need in my clients to heal in a deeper, more spiritual way. These women were clearly craving a type of therapy that went beyond just talking about their problems for an hour. So, my approach to therapy evolved with them.

I created a therapeutic style that moves away from only using the classic approach of verbal processing, and takes the whole human being into account — which means your physical, energetic, and emotional body. These modalities include Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, ancestral healing, inner child work, shadow work, as well as using tools I’ve gathered from my extensive yoga + meditation trainings, such as visualization, guided imagery, somatic (or in-body) exercises, and yogic principles of wellness. All of this is supported by several degrees in Psychology and Counseling, and hundreds of hours of continued education in psychotherapy training. The alchemy created by these different approaches allows the work to get really deep, really fast — creating a clear path towards healing and a life that is more aligned with your most authentic and highest self.

This collaborative journey together will involve not just investigating the root of your struggles, but also focus on the present manifestations of them, and what changes can be made to help you live a more productive and authentic life today.

I focus heavily on clarifying your own unique values, and figuring out what behaviors or thought patterns are blocking you from freely moving towards these values. Together, we will cultivate better coping strategies, recognizing areas in your life where you can begin to take back control from habitual or reactive behaviors -- all while heavily infusing the process with self-compassion and acceptance. Through guided imagery and visualization, we will also focus on in-body experiences, and feel what it's like to be fully present with what is going on internally. You’ll also receive homework and out-of-the-office practices to help deepen your work, and to appease the parts of us that want the therapy process to feel tangible and productive.

By working collaboratively to create true acceptance of your authentic self, you can drop the struggle with your "messy" parts, embrace your personal truths, and bravely step into a life that is deeply reflective of all that you wish to embody.

A life that feels full, free, and so very YOU.


 

I specialize in working with:

  • women / women-identifying (ages 18 and older)

  • the girl boss : the modern, DO-IT-ALL type. Kick-ass females who are seeking more balance, self-care, and wellness in their endlessly-packed schedules.

  • the spiritual seeker : the intuitive woman who dreams big, and doesn’t resonate with traditional roles or careers. She seeks connection to a higher vibration, and craves more spiritual healing, grounding, and direction in her life.

  • the novice : females fresh outta high school or college, who are facing the gritty real world for the first time. They are searching for answers around the direction of their life, and need help discovering their deepest purpose.

I also focus on:

  • relationship issues

  • anxiety + stress management

  • important life transitions

  • self-compassion + self-acceptance work

  • body image issues

  • spiritual + existential issues

  • creating healthy lifestyle habits

  • Latino cultural issues (se habla español)

 

Pricing & Location Info

50-minute sessions are $120

Online sessions available (Texas residents only)

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION CALL FOR MORE INFO!

I offer a sliding scale rate to currently enrolled students. To learn if you're eligible, please send me an email. I currently do not take any forms of insurance, but can provide superbills for insurance reimbursement.

My office is located at 1004 Mopac Circle, Suite #100, Austin, TX 78746

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