Our Values


This word stems from the Latin word, “integer” which means “whole and complete.” Integrity is so much more than just being honest. It is constant process of intentionally reflecting upon how/if our words and actions are reflective of our values/beliefs. It requires large and frequent doses of humility, authenticity and empathy.


Compassion literally means “to suffer together”. Emotion researchers define it as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to help relieve it. It requires presence and empathy. Through the practices and teachings of increased awareness and self-compassion (through impeccable self-care) we believe that suffering can be greatly reduced.


We believe that each one of us has something unique to contribute while simultaneously being part of a greater whole. In our experience, human beings are both fulfilled and successful when they can work cooperatively, as part of the fabric of a community. We view ourselves as an integral part of the wellness community and work closely with other exceptional practitioners including but not limited to: functional medicine doctors, nutritionists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, massage/somatic therapists, acupuncturists, yoga teachers, herbalists, religious and spiritual leaders and may others (who share our vision and values.)


Inclusion is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the act of including; the state of being included.” A very simple definition that becomes much more complicated upon implementation within our society. As psychologists, we deeply understand the critical importance of being included and valued in our family units, schools, private organizations, institutions, and within society at large, as we too often see the harmful effects of marginalization on individual and collective well-being. We value diversity in all dimensions; including but not limited to: ability level; race/ethnicity, sexual orientation; gender identity; religious/political affiliation and trips around the sun. We are better together.


The brilliant Yoga teacher and change maker, Adriene Mishler wisely asks, “How can the choices we make today, help us to take responsibility for our future, the future?” We think it’s a question worth reflecting upon. We value conscious choices that can help us to do just that—create a world that is sustainable, with clean water, air and ecologically (and psychologically) in balance. We value sustainability not just for future generations, but for our own well being, as we view ourselves as inextricably tied to the ecosystems in which we live and on which we depend.

(*this is why we have adopted ecologically sound practices such as: paperless digital record keeping and test administration, using recycled paper products, veganism and regularly giving back to local and national nonprofit organizations that forward this cause)


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