Transpersonal Counseling Services In Los Gatos And San Jose, CA Area
When you are in need of family, marriage or personal counseling, June Steiner, PHD, CHT, is a trusted Transpersonal Psychotherapist in San Jose, CA. During her 30 years of private practice, she has integrated powerful skills into her practice that provide healing and growth in body, mind and spirit, assisting clients to find peace, balance and personal power in their lives.
June specializes in Transpersonal Psychology which focuses on healing body, mind and spirit. All issues that affect the psyche are interconnected with all three parts of ourselves and need to be addressed as a whole. She is a trusted listener, interactive guide and coach and gives clear feedback and helpful exercises to insure that positive changes in beliefs, behavior, emotions and goals remain integrated and strong over time.
Blending the skills of counseling and hypnotherapy allows for deeper exploration of client's issues and behavioral challenges and gives them a solid foundation for healing in the present and continuing personal growth in the future.
Cognitive Therapy is based on exploring the way clients feel and believe about life and themselves and how those feelings can produce stress, anxiety or fear if they are negative. Through talk therapy, clients examine their thought processes and learn to identify distorted or irrational thinking. Through client's use of exposure and desensitization in a deeply relaxed environment, they can change their thoughts and emotions to more positive ones. Often the client is asked to keep a journal to track their stress, thoughts, actions, dreams, anxiety and/or depression levels, so that they can more easily identify their issues.
The very nature of depression often leaves a person hopeless about ever feeling better, yet the condition responds to a variety of psychotherapies. One of the most effective is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and a recent American College of Physicians (ACP) evidence-based clinical practice guideline (Annals of Internal Medicine, Feb.9) recommends CBT both as a reasonable approach for initial treatment, and as an alternative to antidepressants.
“CBT helps you learn how to recognize and modify negative thoughts and behaviors, and your psychological and physical responses to these,” says Dr. Neugroschl. “The underlying idea is that by examining the way you think about yourself and the world around you, you can restructure your thinking in positive ways,” Dr. Neugroschl explains. “This, in turn will help you address specific situations more constructively.”
CBT techniques include cognitive reframing, which can help you manage negative thoughts by approaching events in a more neutral way. For example, if something happens that you don't like, you might think, “This should not have happened, and I can't handle it.” Reframing this into acceptance and realism (“this has happened, and now I'm going to deal with it”) is more constructive. CBT patients also learn breathing techniques to help them relax and focus, and are often given role-playing assignments during the sessions, and homework between appointments.
BioFeedBack, Imagery and Visualizations
Stress, anxiety, grief, negative self-talk and the feeling of powerlessness create most of the illness and paralysis in our lives and keep our environments scattered and unhealthy. When we learn how to identify and ground our energy, emotions and fear with powerful tools such as breathing techniques, HeartMath, bio-feedback, meditation, EMDR and EFT, we take charge of our lives and find solutions, becoming responsive to our issues rather than reactive. Quieting the mind and becoming aware of our inner environment and it's influence on our daily lives assists us in finding the truths, purposes and strengths to make the healthy, meaningful and joyful changes necessary to heal. Meditation and mindfulness practices create inner peace and clear thinking.
Conflict Resolution Services
Effective Conflict Resolution requires you to hear what someone else wants and values, while still holding to your own needs. Creating win/win situations keeps all relationships alive and strong. Carrying those skills into your family, relationships, schools and groups are essential for building trust and respect. Family, friends and work crisis grow out of unclear feelings, poor communication skills, and a need to win over someone else. The inability to set and keep appropriate limits and boundaries makes it difficult to keep agreements with yourself and others.
All outer violence begins with inner anger: when an individual or group will not use fair and honest means to find solutions, they begin the journey to anger, frustration and possibly danger to themselves and/or others.
June also mediates divorce and custody issues, creating healthy family structures for the children of divorced parents.
Listening and Communication Skills
Resolving conflict with positive solutions and agreements where everyone comes out feeling heard and seen creates safety, trust and a willingness to bring your issues forward. June has taught conflict resolution and been a family crisis mediator for 20 yrs.