Philosophy

As Ernest Hemingway wrote in his novel, A Farewell to Arms, "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places." The process of psychotherapy makes use of these fractures by helping the patient understand his or her struggles in a way that enables insight and growth as part of a healing process.

Psychotherapy can help the individual regain a sense of balance and peace of mind, build more satisfying relationships, develop more effective communication, and find the sense of direction and meaning that allows one to thrive.

Dr. Mager is influenced by the perspective of Integral Psychology. An integral approach to mental health is built upon the recognition that human life consists of numerous interrelated facets, each of which plays a key role in the individual's well being. Consideration of these many interrelated parts of the human being (biological, emotional, cognitive, relational, cultural and spiritual) allows for a more complete understanding of the individual and his or her unique life circumstances. In addition to the many different schools of psychology, Dr. Mager integrates insights from neuroscience, mind/body approaches, nutrition, spiritual/religious traditions (Western and Eastern), and alternative health practices.