Mindfulness & Psychotherapy

Terry Jeanne Kerler, MA, LPC

Pocatello counseling and mindfulness for anxiety, stress, trauma and unresolved memories. Located next to Idaho State University in Pocatello. Call me 208-557-8603.

As a contemplative psychotherapist I invite you to work with the power of the present moment. Many of our challenges stem from unconscious habitual patterns and beliefs that we accumulate throughout life. These tendencies can be unraveled using mindfulness and awareness skills associated with contemplative counseling psychology. I can also use EMDR to facilitate the process.

I address life patterns such as anxiety, addiction and compulsion, and specialize in resolving unprocessed and traumatic memories. Let me be your guide, consultant or mentor for working with the complexities of living in the twenty first century.

Take stock of how things are going for you.

Be wholly present for your loved one.

As a human being you have a biological need for interconnection with those who love you and support you.

Do you wonder if there’s more to life than the problems that weigh you down? Perhaps you worry about the future or feel guilty about the past.  You want to be present when you are with those you love but instead you feel distracted by intrusive thoughts. Or you are surrounded by breathtaking beauty yet you can’t quite take it in. Instead it feels as if something is wrong. Something is missing. What happened to joy? This website is about exploring what is holding you back from living the life you deserve.  When you rediscover your natural wisdom and power, you can work through obstacles and move ahead. You can live life fully.

Contemplative psychotherapy is about discovering new perspectives and forming new relationships with your experience.

Counseling for living life fully

Experiencing awe clears away inner turmoil and can puts you in touch with that which is greater than you.

In general,  psychotherapy is a process whereby thoughts, beliefs, motivations, conflicts, and behaviors are explored to solve problems and improve emotional, social, or intellectual functioning.  Contemplative psychotherapy is an orientation towards these issues making use of both Eastern and Western psychology, mindfulness,  awareness, and body based practices. When you work with me you connect to your personal power to address your stress, anxiety or trauma. Whereas in other approaches there is an emphasis on changing thoughts or finding quick solutions, when you work with me, we work to identify the root causes of your issues and resolve them.

I specifically chose to be a Contemplative Psychotherapist because of my belief in the power of mindfulness and awareness in resolving difficult life patterns. I am convinced that everyone who comes into my office already possesses the inherent wisdom needed to resolve their issues.  This wisdom may be feel absent or obscured but it is always there and available. It is my job to make contact with your wisdom and help you access it, too.

Find the inherent wisdom of turning towards what you are experiencing.

Counseling for letting go

Letting go in the moment allows you to appreciate your life fully

When you engage in counseling with me you learn how to turn toward what you are experiencing in a way that brings out your empowerment. This can be a valuable lifelong skill.

Learn skills that will support you for the rest of your life.

Using mindfulness In psychotherapy strengthens your capacity to be fully present with your experience so that you can work with the patterns in your life.

Counseling for self-awareness and empathy

Mindfulness leads to an awareness of what happens within and around you.

When you are fully aware of how you are and what you do, you become whole.  You are then able to recognize, “Yes, this is what I am experiencing and, yes, this is a part of me.”  You can then choose a thoughtful response rather than a destructive knee-jerk reaction.  This can be an important first step in working with the issues you face.

Terry Kerler, LPC
South 6th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83201

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