Psychology matters on the most primal level simply because you are a human being with a nervous system.


Evolutionarily, your nervous system plays an important role in both your survival and livelihood by serving three main functions: gathering, synthesizing, and responding to stimuli. How your nervous system operates determines how your mind, body, and heart respond to all stimuli, both threatening and non-threatening stimuli. It is your nervous system that is in constant command of how your body reacts—the automatic, patterned way a stimulus affects you—and responds—the thoughtful way you can choose to behave in reaction to a stimulus—with thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors.

Threatening stimuli include things inside of you like symptoms and outside of you like natural disasters. It especially includes the behavior of other people. Most of the threats we encounter in our lives our in reaction to other people. Therefore, it’s important to understand how our nervous system works in our relationships, specifically in relation to our physiological symptoms.


While you do not have conscious control of your symptoms, you have the ability to change how you engage with and respond to your symptoms. You also have the ability to how the nervous system works in general and more specifically how your individual nervous system works. Understanding your unique nervous system gives you the knowledge, empowerment, and tools to work with, not against, your body, helping you to better cope with your symptoms and gain new insight into what your mind and body are doing so you can develop treatment plan that heals your body.


Many patients find themselves asking, “Why do I have this physiological problem?” Attempting to answer a why question brings you into your intellect or the frontal lobe of our brain. This part of our brain is capable of forming logical and rational analyses and explanations for phenomena of which we are aware but does not increase our awareness itself. Working more directly with the nervous system cultivates insight, widening your scope so that you can be aware of that which you are not yet aware. When you widen your scope, new information becomes available. You can then use this information to seek out and have new experiences that promote healing.


Albert Einstein famously stated, “Problems cannot be solved on the level on which they were created.” Healing your functional medical problem occurs by deepening your level of understanding. The problem may be happening within your body, but it cannot be understood purely physically. The problem is a function of a complex interaction between your nervous system and other parts of your body. The fact that your nervous system is involved in the perpetuation of symptoms means that your psychology matters. Deepening your understanding of your nervous system and therefore of yourself is of great importance and benefit to your health.

“Problems cannot be solved on the level on which they were created.”
-Albert Einstein

You regularly access various parts of your nervous system and other parts of your body for information. You know what you know by relying on these same channels for information over time. By learning to access and bring consciousness to other parts of your nervous system and other parts of your body, you can experience perhaps, for example, new sensations and different emotions that lead to different outcomes. Stimulating the parts of you that you’re not used to accessing naturally generates new knowledge and new experiences. That’s where the healing is.

The therapy I offer promotes real healing for your body and how you can take steps over time toward a full recovery.