About Greg Kiper
I am a psychotherapist, holistic life coach, and substance use counselor. I am passionate about the juncture of metaphysics (energy work) and neuroscience (the science of our brains and nervous systems). These two schools of thought are no longer viewed as separate or contradictory – I research and combine these principles tirelessly in my practice.
I do have some spaghetti after my name, and while it does mean I am educated, trained, and certified to practice; what is most important to me, is that it allows me to be a constant companion and sometimes guide for my clients. I join others as they navigate unknown or unfamiliar areas of their psyche and spirit. I am there neither to provide all the answers, nor fix all the problems, rather I work to reconnect people with their authentic inner self so they can be their own healer, guide, and helper. It is a journey – and together we will approach it with a spirit of curiosity and adventure.
About My Approach
My education, training, work and life experience and much research have brought me to a place of knowing in my work. This knowing is a deep-seated belief that we can all change to be the person we want to be. The experiences of our past have molded us into who we are, and we unconsciously roam through our daily existence carrying the emotional load of all those experiences. Finding awareness of the illusions of our past and using this awareness to build our future – emotionally connected to our true selves and to others – is a key to a peaceful, balanced existence. I believe in a holistic approach to our time together – working with mind, body, and spirit to find this awareness. I use my knowledge of therapeutic techniques and interventions, my coaching skills, and my intuition and spiritual awareness to forge a partnership with my clients in reaching understanding around complex issues in life.
About My Qualifications
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (LH.60917633) and in the State of Arizona (LPC-21084). I hold a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Saybrook University – Leadership Institute of Seattle. I also am a certified Substance Use Disorder Professional. I have a private practice working with individuals, couples and families in Washington and Arizona. I work as a trauma-informed therapist.
About My Take On Therapy
I embrace a holistic approach to my life and with my practice and patients. Holistic Therapy is a process based on looking at ALL the parts of you, from that inner child hiding away to the parent, spouse, sibling, employee person you may be in the world. Traditional talk therapy is important, and I am educated and trained in the modalities and interventions it has to offer. My emphasis in those areas would be Family Systems and Attachment Theory, with a Jungian slant – so eclectic. A holistic approach involves going to a deeper level of work. Our minds, bodies, and spirits are in a constant complex dance of harmony and balance; if any part falls out of step, our physical and mental health suffers. That’s why learning skills such as mindfulness is so important. To be our best selves, balanced and vibrating, we must address the body, mind, and spirit. That is what Holistic Therapy does, it finds the balance that allows us to be all that we can be.