Therapia (Greek for “healing”) integrates the spirituality of the Eastern Orthodox Tradition with conventional psychotherapy for the purpose of bringing growth and personal restoration to those who are seeking peace and healing. Emotional and psychic wholeness and wellness is approached with the conviction that every human person is created in the image and likeness of God, empowered with dignity and value.
Orthodox Christianity and psychotherapy both deal with the deepest and most basic issues of human behavior and well-being. The Orthodox Church has taught for millennia that the Church is a place for healing of body, mind and spirit. At the same time, contemporary psychotherapy has acquired a large body of knowledge about these same issues, based on the scientific methods of observation and analysis. Therapia believes that these two resources can be integrated during the course of personal therapy sessions, for the benefit of clients facing turmoil, stress, and dysfunction in their lives.
While Therapia draws from the Eastern Orthodox spiritual traditions, clients of other faiths are always welcome. All clients are invited and expected to be full participants in their own therapy, knowing that their spiritual values will not be undermined or disregarded.