What Should I Expect?

WE WORK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

We work with you and your family to find out what’s stopping you from having the relationships that you want, whether it’s an easy-to-resolve issue or one that runs a little bit deeper. On average, we see patients 6 times before they feel like the situation has resolved (of course this varies, sometimes it’s more and sometimes it’s less).

Your initial session is short, designed to fill out necessary paperwork, get some background on what you need, and make a plan. We do conventional therapy sessions with individuals, couples, families, teens, and kids, however often times your initial session may be your only session with us… other times we may set up a plan for long-term management of behavior… every situation is different, and every situation needs to be looked at in that way. With evening and weekend hours, there are many possibilities.

Your first session at In One Peace is a little different than with other therapists.

Because there are no preconceived ideas about what will be best for you, this session is to find that out.

First there’s some paperwork (for legal reasons we have to do this, that’s why we don’t offer advice over the phone). Through the paperwork, though, we will be able to discuss your individual situation and come up with a plan that works for you. Being flexible will allow us to come up with how often and how long your sessions will be. Sometimes your first session is the only session you’ll need; in other situations you may need several weekly hour sessions. On average, we see clients 5-8 times before they feel ready to move on from counseling.

Whether it’s one extreme or in between, we will work together to find the right fit.

 

What is Integrated Behavioral Health?

As therapists in Tucson, AZ practicing psychotherapy and behavioral health care, we specialize in helping people work through problems, have better relationships, improve their communication skills, and increase their connections with their loved ones.

Our agency is unique, however, and approaches mental health as a whole body issue, often including alternative therapies such as meditation, art therapy, Qigong, massage (with our Licensed  Massage Therapist), or acupuncture (with our Licensed  Acupuncturist).

The entire body is affected by stress, and we believe in the importance of caring for the whole person.

Additionally, we provide therapeutic support to psychiatric medical interventions.

 

What Yoga Does For Your Body…

Yoga is a great exercise, but it can be a useful therapy tool too.

Emotional Benefits

  • yoga helps build awareness of emotional-physical connections, it reconnects to our bodies with our emotions to give us the ability to release trauma
  • Builds core coping strategies for anxiety and depression
  • Improves memory
  • Increases self-acceptance
  • Focuses on the present
  • Increases confidence
  • Neutralizes stress

 

Physical Benefits

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves digestion
  • Decreases pain and tension
  • Stimulates immune system

 

What Massage Does For Your Body…

Massage has many benefits that we don’t think about every day.

Mental Benefits

  • Promotes quality of sleep
  • Improves productivity
  • Induces relaxation
  • Improves concentration
  • Reduces stress

 

Emotional Benefits

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances self image
  • Increases oxytocin levels
  • Nurtures emotional stability and growth
  • Provides a source for emotional release when other coping skills are falling short.

 

Physical Benefits

  • Relaxes the body
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation
  • Reduces headaches
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins

 

What Acupuncture Does For Your Body…

Acupuncture can seem like magic, but it has many proven benefits.

  • Acupuncture has been proven to relieve migraines, and can help you with low energy levels.
  • 3 months of Acupuncture has been proven to treat symptoms of depression as well as 3 months of therapy… and together they work to complement each other.
  • Acupuncture is a useful tool to relieve anxiety and stress throughout the body, and where there has been injury.
  • Regular acupuncture can decrease markers for stress and lower blood pressure
  • Well-placed needles can boost the activity of immune cells that seek out and destroy infection.
  • Acupuncture revs up the production of neurotransmitters associated with relaxation and sleep.
  • Acupuncture has been proven to treat acid reflux better than increasing medication, and helps regulate digestion.
  • Acupuncture can ease the frequency and severity of hot flashes by helping regulate body temperature.