Welcome to Four Aims Counseling and Center for Mind-Body healing, the integrative psychotherapy practice of Kat Allen. My intention as a counselor and teacher is to provide psychotherapy and couples counseling for my clients as they strive for clear, authentic interaction, positive change, personal growth, insight and shifts in behavior and thinking. Due to my extensive background with therapies that ground one in the the body and deepen emotional awareness, I specialize in three main areas: Relationship and Intimacy, Emotional Reactivity and Addiction. Using a multi-modal approach for the past two decades, I guide my clients in extremely effective work for: ~Grief and Loss ~Complex trauma and PTSD ~Emotional regulation ~Depression-anxiety ~Family of Origin issues ~Body issues, Eating disorders, Perfectionism, ~Addictions-Compulsion in any form ~Life Transitions or spiritual crisis ~and the impact of all the above on Relationship In addition to maintaining my private practice, I am a certified yoga therapist, and have taught regular group yoga classes and meditation continuously since 1987. Because of my teaching background, I am a huge fan of psycho-education, and rely on and share the most up-to-date studies from the the fields of psychology and neurobiology as they relate to human behavior, and the implications for relationships. In that regard, I consider my study and practice of Mindfulness a key modality and employ the following methods: ACT-Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Focusing technique (body-oriented), Emotionally-focused therapies, and Interpersonal Neurobiology. For Couples work, I utilize the work of John and Julie Gottman, Harville Hendrix (Imago Therapy), and the Psycho-biological approaches of Stan Tatkin, and Doug and Naomi Moseley (the Moseley Method). I hope you find a lot of useful information on this website, and hope to speak with you soon!
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Which is the way of nature.
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