James (jim flip) San Filippo,
You will find me completely nonjudgmental and accepting. My acceptance of you and your 'internal frames of reference' is unconditional!
Time with me may be the safest place you've been since your mother's womb.
I've been doing psychotherapy and counseling for 17 years. I have earned a BA in psychology, and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. My thesis was about how spirituality (not religion) may effect forgivingness, and how both effect one's mental health and overall wellbeing.
Psychotherapy and counseling are my passion, and all I continue to study, near daily, voraciously. I am inspired by both Eastern and Western psychologies. Other spheres of influence for me include brain science, mindfulness, meditations, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), anger management (which I call Anger Transformation), the science of happiness, Positive Psychology and human kind's Character Strengths and Virtues, including yours...the one's you have that you may wish to strengthen, and the one's that may be lacking you may wish to cultivate.
I will help you develop better relationships with others, but more importantly, a better relationship with yourself, if you like. You can become your best friend.
Our brain is not always our best friend, for it's focus is on it's evolutionary desire for survival. Replicants and introjects parade in our brains posing as our thoughts. But they're not are thoughts. They are replicating memes, others voices, and conditionings from society and others. Our brain hijacks us and takes us where it wants go, causing cognitive distortions and emotional disturbances.
Perhaps the greatest gift I can give you is teaching you… through mindfulness, awareness, and other practices, that we can train our minds to go where we want to go (cognitively, emotionally, and relationally), rather than allowing our brains to hijack us and take us where it wants to go
Again, because I believe this is the holy grail of happiness and mental health…We can train our minds to go where we want to go, rather than allowing our brain to take us where it wants to go.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider joining me in a therapeutic relationship. I have no website, but there is more you can read about me by finding me on Psychology Today’s website.
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