Karin_Bustamante@MariaDroste.org | 303-867-4639
Bustamante Counseling at Maria Droste Counseling Center
1355 S. Colorado Blvd. Suite C-100
Denver, CO 80222-3305
Developing a therapeutic relationship can bring to the forefront those ways in which unacknowledged beliefs drive our interactions with family, intimate partners, colleagues and our community at large. While it is not necessary to be in crisis to enjoy the benefits of psychotherapy, it is not unusual to seek support during life transitions, like a change in marital status, family composition, career or address.
I help clients manage anxiety, depression and grief utilizing an integration of psychotherapy and mindfulness based practices. In particular I work with emotional and/or physical trauma. I make use of the wisdom derived from western and eastern approaches to work with mind, emotions and body. Specifically, I integrate the principals of Buddhist psychology, body centered psychotherapy and the rich tradition of Yoga. I hold the view that establishing a healthy therapeutic relationship awakens your innate orientation toward health and growth.
In addition to completing a Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University, I have studied, practiced and taught yoga/meditation for over 10 years in the Denver area. I am trained in the Hakomi Method, a body centered approach to psychotherapy. I work with clients using a holistic approach bringing attention to the soma (body) and employ a variety of interventions that emphasize mindfulness including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I use yoga based interventions to help clients, who are experiencing trauma symptoms, stabilize their nervous system.
I see adults and adolescents individually and in small groups (3-5 people) employing, as appropriate, therapeutic approaches, yoga or a combination of the two. I can help you find a way to reduce stress and reconnect with your inherent wisdom and resiliency.