Psychotherapy and Coaching Services​

Personal Growth In Your Hands...

805-368-9941


Heather Colligan, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Credentialed Coach

805-368-9941

Interventions Practiced


Transformat​ional Coaching

​​As a Professional Life Coach, I support you in unearthing your own answers and identifying blocks or challenges that hold you back. Next I help you formulate your vision, plan, and commitments. The coaching process is like a reality sandwich that we bot​h sink our teeth in to because it is a relationship based on partnership. I help you have a balanced, meaningful life because you designed it! It's like a home improvement make over show where you build your dream life from the inside out.​

Brainspotting (BSP)

Brainspotting (BSP) is an innovative process (discovered by David Grand, similar to EMDR) that allows us to tap the subcortical area of the brain and access our stress response system through our optical system. It allows a release from the primitive brain system in a way that  talk therapy cannot. Traumas and blocks from old wounds overwhelm the brain's processing leaving pieces of the unprocessed experiences frozen in primitive survival modes. This powerful form of mindfulness drops you in to body-brain. "What's in the body is in the brain, what's in the brain is in the body." BSP is used in athletic and creative enhancement as well by both alleviating anxiety while  increasing growth and resiliency. It is similar to what is now called the " I cloud" of storage, where you store pictures and images that you can access. Technology experts know the mechanics of how to store it, but I help you retrieve it by hitting the "spots" in the brain in a supportive and compassionate manner.

Interactive Imagery Process that Unfolds your Story in Pictures​

This powerful tool that resonates as a Jungian process (a father of psychology, Carl Jung, the originator of ideas for the widely used Meyers-Briggs Personality Test) uses symbolism and metaphor to access your inner wisdom and intuition. This is similar to the role of dreams as images are the language of the unconscious. Working with the images represents a collective mythology that reflects core human struggles and life stages. Carl Jung believed in this collective unconscious. This is why the creator of Tarotpy®, Lauren Schneider, LMFT named it such, as tarot cards historically depict such archetypes and mythologies, but any imagery works. There is no fortune-telling. Breaking though unconscious blocks that keep us stuck, aids us in tapping in to our authentic selves and innate healing abilities. Essentially we can rearrange the "cards" we were dealt in life. It allows us to see patterns, understand our own beliefs and core dynamics, thus creating the pattern you want in your life.

"We meet ourselves time and time again in a 1,000 disguises on the path of life." (Jung)

Traditional Psychotherapy

I use an eclectic group of interventions to help you cope with stress, create satisfying relationships, and to feel better. Cognitive Behavioral strategies and an affiinity for the 12 Step Process drive my work. Also folding in DBT skills and strategies to help with distress tolerance may be used. I tend to do a mix and match approach often combining some of the above interventions to give you an optimum experience.

Services

Traditional Psychotherapy With a Jungian Inspired Tarotpy Twist! AND Life Coaching with a Spiritual Nudge!

* Provided are intuitive, motivating coaching sessions that are supportive in nature AND more traditional psychotherapy services are offered to treat various relational or mental health concerns. This tool of using the metaphors in images can be a deep psychotherapy intervention or used as a spiritual, coaching nudge toward awareness and growth.

*When you call for a free 15 minute phone consult, we will see if we are a match to work together and depending on your needs and goals, we will decide if you are a psychotherapy or a coaching client.


*Sessions usually run for 50 minutes. Cost is $150. Cash or check accepted. Brainspotting sessions typically require a 90 minute session at the rate of $225. We can configure the time frame based on your personal needs.

*Current Availability: Mondays


Heather Colligan, M.A., LMFT #38820

805-368-9941


Service Name

Tarotpy "offers a mirror in which the deepest part of the Self sees its truth-its capacity for healing and wholeness reflected back." (Lauren Schneider)

Service Name

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." (Jung)

Service Name

"Your visions will become clear only when you can look in to your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams: he who looks inside, awakes." (Jung)

What my clients are saying

I would describe the imagery work as using visual imagery to start a conversation about deeper emotional issues and reflects what is going on in your life now...MP

This process with Heather is invaluable and she is so attuned to you and walks with you on a path of self-discovery and healing that feels really liberating ....BD

The Brainspotting experience opened up many channels that felt like releasing and connecting dots that hadn't made sense to me before....LV