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Welcome to the website for The Art of Communicating and Teresa A. Glatthorn, PsyD, Holistic Psychologist and Interfaith Minister. There is a good deal of information on this website and I invite you to take your time and browse at your leisure today. I also recommend that you revisit this website in the future to find up-to-date information regarding the practice, my activities and ministries, and publications.
Services through The Art of Communicating include psychotherapy (counseling), training in spiritually-based psychotherapy and other creative techniques in psychotherapy, training in alternative healing modalities compatible with counseling and psychotherapy, opportunities for personal and strong>herepiritual growth, and interfaith ministries, such as officiating at individualized weddings/unions, mother blessings, baby blessings and memorials. (More details can be found here).
I provide holistic psychotherapy services to a diverse group of people, with a variety of issues and goals. Most of the people who seek me out are looking for someone who provides psychotherapy within a holistic frame of reference, utilizing, and referring to, interventions that address the Mind-Body-Spirit connections and/or alternative healing techniques. I am also sought by those who want a therapist who uses Sand-Tray, or who is able to help them access their own spirituality as a resource in the healing journey. My clients are coping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parenting and/or relationship issues, and/or histories that include trauma. See my Psychotherapy page for more information about my approach to therapy.
Approach to Therapy
As a Psychologist and Interfaith Minister, I empower individuals and families coping with transitions, anxiety, depression, grief or other challenges, to access their own inner and external resources, sometimes including spirituality, as part of their healing process. For those who wish, I integrate alternative healing techniques and New Age Wisdom with traditional psychotherapy to encourage a natural healing process. For all my clients, I teach a variety of creative coping and healing skills, and assist clients in viewing their situation from a more empowering, holistic and/or spiritual stance from which they can find solutions more easily. Spirituality is as visible or invisible during the process as each client wishes.
I use an intuitively-informed, integrative approach to therapy in which the client takes the lead in determining the nature of the exploration and the direction of the work. I act as a guide and resource to help the client access and trust his/her own inner healing guide to find insights and answers. I also help clients develop the life skills, thinking styles and personal strengths they need to accomplish their goals. I will sometimes share Wisdom that arrives to me via my intuitive connection.
Training and Supervision
With over 25 years of experience in Psychotherapy, and as an Interfaith Minister and Chaplain, I am available for training and supervision in spiritually-based psychotherapy as well as more secular creative and non-traditional forms of psychotherapy, including energy healing techniques and play therapy. I am also able to share information about the personal benefits to males and females that arise from connecting with the Sacred Feminine.
Transformative Sand-Tray Experiences
One of the newer exciting services I provide is personal/spiritual exploration activities, which I have dubbed Transformative Sand-Tray sessions. This is not necessarily therapy. It is more of a personal growth experience. In this type of session, based on the spiritual/psychological work of Carl Jung, and the Sand-Tray technique developed by Margaret Lowenfeld, an individual's first step is to create a goal for the session. Examples of goals might be: a greater understanding of one's mission in life, hints about one's next steps in one's career or personal journey, understanding a current life challenge and how to turn it into a learning/growth experience and/or discovering the nature of one's own internal resources and gifts.
To begin this process, we center down, holding this intention, and from this deep space, the person allows his/her own Inner Wisdom to connect with the Collective Unconscious or external sources of Wisdom. This Wisdom then speaks to them through their intuition by guiding their selection of sand-tray miniatures from the large collection available. The person then arranges these items in the sand, moving the sand as desired, again according to their intuition, rather than their mind. Once finished, there is an option of discussing the messages or Wisdom gained by processing the tray with me and/or journaling about it to determine one's own meanings about the items chosen, the meaning of the location of the objects and messages based on placement of the objects, vis-a-vis other objects in the tray. A picture of the tray is taken to allow further exploration of messages in the tray at a later point, and to refer to when creating new trays in the future. This process is like wakeful dream-work.
There is no charge for a consultation by telephone or email about whether we would work well together. Choosing a psychologist for therapy, supervision, training and journeying is a very important and personal decision. I welcome the opportunity to answer your questions to assist you in making that decision. You may call me at 215-672-6627 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss your situation or schedule your free consultation, or to make your first appointment.
Note: A limited number of appointments are also available at
7848 Old York Rd, Suite 200, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
The Elkins Park office is handicapped accessible and the building has an elevator.
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