Understanding that the body and mind are one, Karuna House strives to artfully create a collaborative approach for each individual. By integrating mental health counseling with other wellness practices, Karuna House partners with each individual to create a meaningful path toward healing. When things feel better, we have a greater freedom within ourselves, our relationships, and the world.
Mental Health Counseling
The Karuna concept of compassion is at the core of our actions as providers to collaboratively work with you. Attuning to your entirety allows us to address the choices, perceptions, experiences, and resources available in the therapeutic process. This process is ultimately about tapping into your inherent capacity to heal. Therapy involves letting go and resolving, adapting and adjusting, accepting and integrating as you evolve along your journey. Our clinically trained and certified staff offers expertise in a variety of modalities to help you engage in meaningful change in your life.
We offer Individual, marriage, family, couples, and group sessions. Sessions can be scheduled for 30, 50, or 90 minutes in length, based on your needs.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET)
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Yoga Therapy at Karuna House combines the ancient wisdom practices of various Yoga lineages. Yoga therapy encourages clients to take an active role in their mental, emotional, and physical health to empower their own healing process. By methodically weaving prescribed yoga postures, meditation, and chakra cleansing, clients can develop the tools they need to address issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, and fear. We offer individual and group Yoga Therapy sessions.
Individual and Group sessions available to Karuna House and Karuna North clients.
Individual and Group sessions available.
Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku in Japanese) is as simple as it sounds and is centered on being in nature, around trees, and very present. This is a simple, refreshing, and easy practice that allows you to reboot, clear the air, and feel.
In today’s fast-paced world, many of us search for ways to relax, rejuvenate, and tune-in. Forest Bathing is a simple, inexpensive, and proven method to relax and soothe your Spirit, Mind & Body.
Forest bathing has been proven to strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure, and decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. The practice has also been shown to increase the activity of natural killer cells, which are associated with cancer prevention. Studies also show that forest bathing can increase concentration and memory, help you lose weight, and improve cardiovascular and metabolic health. Incredibly, these benefits can even last a whole month after a visit to the forest!
It may seem strange to merely meander a forest in order to reap its health benefits, but as our global society becomes more urbanized, the need to reconnect to nature and absorb its serenity, biodiversity, healing potential, and vitality increases.
So how does one forest bath?
Qing Li, author of Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness explains “It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world. Allowing yourself to connect with your intuition; letting your body lead you; and move aimlessly, trusting your internal guide. Saviour every sight, sound, and smell; touch the soil, dip your feet into a stream, and let the forest permeate your senses”
Group walks: $10/hr
Private walks: $15/hr
Walks range from 2.5-3.5 hrs.
To Learn more about Forest Bathing, check out Julie Daugherty at www.facebook.com/juliedtoledo