© 2017 by Gina Minardi 

Life is wild 

The Unknown

Scary

Magical

Mysterious

Painful

Moments of Joy

Past Regret

Big and Little (T)rauma

Scars

Surrender

Current Struggles

Questions

Comparison to others

Perfection

Attachment

Just 

Wanting To Be Happy

Feel More Free

Passionate

Present

And

Whole 

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean  -Alan Watts

My  —  

HOLISTIC PRACTICE

PHILOSOPHY

There is a wholeness and knowing that exists within you.  Therapy is the incredibly special process of cracking that open. It is a space where you can show up and be authentically you, which is hard for most of us to do.  Many of us have been deeply hurt, disappointed, or even traumatized by our families, close relationships, and experiences in life. In turn we become "wounded" and are living from that space of pain or unconsciously reacting to those around us.  But often through societal pressures, we walk around smiling and pretending to be happy, when internally we are battling self- criticism, perfectionism, depression, numbness, or anxiety. It ends up being exhausting to walk through life, careers, and relationships - not knowing how to share our true needs, communicate honest feelings, or heal those areas of past pain. It ends up keeping most of us stuck in old ways of being, patterns, and habits.  

This is where I come in.  We will work together to pull back the layers of pain, or thoughts and behaviors that feel debilitating, so that you can begin to heal, which will help you shine more authentically.  To experience a deeper connection to yourself and others, while approaching your life with more overall vibrancy.  If drudging through past issues seems overwhelming or even irrelevant to issues you are currently struggling with, I will meet you lovingly and non-judgmentally exactly where you are.  Whether it's feeling stuck, unmotivated, passionless, without direction, or needing more purpose in your life.  

We will explore and integrate all parts of your mind, body, and spirit.  

I'm here to help guide you with the tools that are effective.  I honor the time, energy, and financial commitment of therapy.  I'm not the therapist who just nods their head in complacent validation.  I want to see change for you.  I will be gently and lovingly direct when challenging old ways of thinking or stories that are not serving you anymore.  We will collaboratively work together and check in on what's working in the therapy and what isn't.  

 

I have witnessed the amazing shifts in my clients and I'm honored to be part of the transformative process.  I've seen clients blossom into a full expression of themselves - finding their purpose, loving deeper and more fully, both in the relationship with themselves and others. Ultimately experiencing more calm, balance, abundance, and living the life that they want.

 

The foundation of my approach is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Buddhist Psychology, Breathwork, Ecotherapy, Art Therapy, and the unique relationship between you & I.  I feel privileged, passionate, and grateful to do what I do each day.  I'm honored that people share their life stories with me and I'd love to hear yours. 

"Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one's being, but by the integration of one's contraries."

- Carl Jung

 

GET IN TOUCH

Office spaces:

Mar Vista, CA 

Santa Monica, CA

Malibu, CA

Tel: 831-206-0345

 
 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Simply put: Gina is extraordinary. She's accessible and insightful, professional and creative, serious-minded and funny. I've had therapists in the past where I felt like we just talked but never got anywhere. Not only does Gina help me feel comfortable in her presence, she gives me practical ideas & tools to apply in my life. With her help, I feel I've been able to shift some patterns I've been stuck in. I highly recommend Gina!.”​  -JA

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