Traditional Mental Health Counseling with Dr. Y.

As in "Talk Therapy", Dr. Y offers traditional counseling for...

  • Anxiety: (stress, phobias, panic attacks, social phobias, performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, etc.)
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Addictions
  • Sexual abuse
  • Spiritual and Personal Growth

Dr Y uses--

An eclectic approach to talk therapy- integrateing psychobiology with classical counseling therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, humanistic-existential, and transpersonal approaches.

Ultimately, therapy is about personal and spiritual growth. It is about stepping out of your comfort zone to become more of the person you were meant to be or want to be.

Psychobiology is the study of  the mind-body connection and how mind, as our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, can affect the body.

Clinical psychobiology is the application of psychobiological principles to therapeutic issues. 

Examples are, how mind interacts with and influences our immune system (psychoneuroimmunology), our neuropeptides, neurohormones, hormones, and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Recently there has been an explosion in our understanding of psychobiology, brought on in large part through research from the Human Genome Project and in the area of neurobiology. See, for example, E. Rossi's book, The Psychobiology of Gene Expression (2002, W.W. Norton Co.).

It now appears that "healing" brought on by counseling, as well as many complimentary modalities (e.g. touch, massage, and energy therapies), may be operating through the same general mechanisms, which result in what is called neurogenesis. Neurogenesis is the growth of brain cells and the connections between brain cells. During therapy, new brain and nerve cell connections are developed or enhanced that result in new behavioral patterns.

In a broader sense, the “biology” of psychobiology also refers to our interactions with nature and environment—note next time how you feel after taking a walk out in nature. There are some very real psychobiological reasons getting out in nature can be healthy and healing.

By understanding the important relationships of the mind-body interconnections, Dr. Yardley can help you take advantage of your body's own natural healing mechanisms to accomplish your counseling goals. 

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