Coaching and Counseling services are offered through our owner Jessica Waters. Jessica has a master's in psychology with additional academic certificate work and a PhD in transpersonal counseling, additional certificates in positive psychology, social emotional learning, co-occurring disorders and the arts. She holds additional certificates and credentials in clinical trauma treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families, grief counseling, anxiety, stress, depression and mood disorders, ptsd and neuroscience. Jessica is a Integrative Medicine for Mental Health practitioner that combines mind, body holistic and alternative practices to create optimal healing and significant life change.
What is Integrated Medicine for Mental Health?
IMMH focuses on using holistic alternative medicine treatments and practices to enhance mental health and healing. It combines lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, movement, expressive arts, Heart Variability Training, neuroscience, body based practices, Ayurveda, mindfulness and meditation, affirmation and yoga. Jessica also uses the DaLian Method, HeartMath (HRV) and integrates traditional practices like cognitive based therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing and DBT, which she has extensive training in as well.
Our mission is to educate practitioners on how to help regain and enhance mental wellness through these methods. These methods can be used in conjunction with traditional medical approaches like psychotherapy. By focusing on an individual's unique needs in a whole body, mind, spirit practice, grounded in trauma informed practice and neuroscience she has successfully treated individuals with substance use issues, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, unresolved and unhealed trauma, unhealed grief and ADHD. Her certifications include:
-Clinical Trauma Specialist (Youth, Adults, Families, Addictions) -Mood Disorders -Grief -Co-occurring disorders in substance use -substance use treatment and prevention -neuroscience
-mindfulness and meditation certifications -trauma informed expressive arts therapy -ADHD specialist -somatic embodiment and self regulation -somatics -Accessible Yoga, Yoga for All, Body Positive Yoga -children's yoga, restorative and chair yoga - Primordial Breathwork -Ayurveda -Pranayama -Yoga Nidra -therapeutic art -mindful and meditative art and expressive arts -animism -shamanic art -life coaching -recovery coaching -medication assisted recovery -art in health -healing art for palliative care -CBT, DBT, SFT, MI, TF-CBT -end of life care and transition -DaLian Method -HeartMath -Dynamic Neural Retraining, -Biogenetics -grief yoga -sound healing
She hold psychotherapist credentials in Colorado and addictions counseling credentials in Colorado and Missouri and works with other mental health providers and holistic practitioners for client referral for specific concerns outside of her scope.
She offers Integrated Medicine for Mental Health and Therapeutic Arts Coaching to all states. Coaching may fit your need if you are outside of Colorado and Missouri.
If you are in a life threatening situation, do not use this site. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1-800-273-8255. Your call will be routed to the crisis center near you. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
I've never done yoga and it seems crazy with those positions. How does that work?
Yoga means union. Yoga itself is a system of 8 different branches that combines, breathing, meditation, mindfulness, poses (asana), readings, service, etc. Jessica is trained in Accessible Yoga, as well as, Body Positive, Yoga for All, Yoga for 12 Steps, Chair, children's and Restorative yoga. With this Jessica has learned about modifications for multiple body types, abilities (even bed ridden clients) and always incorporates breathwork (pranayama) and mindfulness. She doesn't teach advanced poses.
Yoga is about coming home to yourself. -Jivana Heyman, Accessible Yoga Creator
Yoga encompasses the practices of meditation, breath, chant, study, devotion and love, service, poses, social justice and so much more. Yoga is an inward journey, not gymnastics. Yoga is not religious. It's a philosophy like Buddhism. However yoga is embraced by some religions and it surely is spiritually energetic. Yoga is union with True Self--union between the ego and the mind and the spirit. Samadhi.
We help and invite anyone, regardless of health, body type, ability, race, sexual orientation, religion, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, residence or lack there of, sex, to use our services and welcome you into practice.
What is the DaLian Method?
DaLian Method is a process of guided, focused visualization and meditation that involves examining and letting go of unhealed trauma's or parts of the self. 1 session of DaLian method is typically 2 hours with 90 minutes belonging to the focused visualization and guided meditation process.
What is HeartMath?
HeartMath is a method of guided visualization and meditation that focuses on activation of the heart and synchronization of your brain waves with the energy output of the heart. It's energy frequency work from your brain and heart that impacts stress, anxiety, depression and for some, trauma ad grief.
What kind of meditation do you use or are you trained in?
Jessica is trained in MBSR, Tara Brach's RAIN method, Chopra's Primordial Sound Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Metta or Loving Kindness, Mindfulness Based MindFit Training, pranayama, to name a few. She uses a variety of different practices that tailor your experience to what works for you. She has received training from Bhakti Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, The Chopra Center, Terry Fralich, Jon Kabat Zinn's MBSR, Thich Nhat Hahn, Richard Rohr's Center for Contemplation and Action, Sean Fargo, Sharon Salzberg and many more.
What is Vedic and Ayurvedic Counseling/Psychology?
Vedic and Ayurvedic counseling and psychology is native to India and steeped in the traditional medicine of Ayurveda. In Vedic and Ayurvedic psychology, Ayurveda principles of wellness, body type (doshas) and practices are used to enhance mental wellness and dis-ease. It looks at your body constitution and traits, and formulates alternative medicine practice's including nutrition and yoga to assist in the mind/body connection to supporting mental health needs.
What is Dynamic Neural Retraining?
Dynamic Neural Retraining is a system of specific processes and meditations that work with rewiring your brain in order to help control pain and promote healing from things caused by chronic trauma: fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic pain, etc.
What kind of training do you have in trauma and grief?
Jessica has extensive training in trauma and grief. She has completed numerous clinical trauma trainings from the Arizona Trauma Institute, University of Buffalo School of Social Work, Dr. Janina Fischer, Dr. Bessel vander Kolk, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Cathy Malchiodi and Dr. Emily Watson. She also has training in neuroscience from many different organizations and practitioners that focuses on understanding the mind/body connection in trauma from that lens as well as from an esoteric body lens. Jessica not only has studied, been a practitioner and therapist leading clients through healing paths, but has also traveled that path herself in overcoming complex, chronic trauma. She completed training in complicated grief treatment from Columbia University in 2020 and is presently extending her neuroscience study at Harvard with a certification in Foundations of Neuroscience. All of these practices she offers have been used by her personally for her own healing. These practices assist with recovery from substance abuse as well.
Can you do anything to help the terminally ill or with end of life care?
Yes. Jessica has extensive training from the Cal State San Marcos Center for Palliative Care program as well as Hospice of America and Columbia University in Complicated Grief. She looks at end of life care as a sacred passage for both the dying and their families. The arts, bed/accessible yoga, nutrition, natural pain relief methods, spiritual ceremony, ritual creation, processing of grief, transition planning and family aftercare are all apart of she treats end of life and terminal illness.
What about Native and Indigenous Medicine in Mental Health?
Jessica's genealogy is Ojibwe/Ottawa, Choctaw, German and Irish/English. She grew up learning to tend to the land and it's inhabitants as well as how to live off it. Her tribe is not federally recognized and therefore traditional teachings had to come through seeking out elders to teach her. Through this path of the past 20 years, she has worked with Gemma Bennett, Jose Lucero, Joseph Rael and Kahontakwas Diane Longboat as well as Sandra Ingerman and Dr. Daniel Floor (animism) and Dr. Leslie Korn's Center for Indigenous and Traditional Medicine.
Serving counseling and therapy clients in Colorado and Missouri and coaching, wellness clients all over the world. Hours by appointment only, contact to schedule.