Sandra M. Boozer, B.S., HTCP, RYT
My objective is to listen attentively in order to understand and explore your desires or identify specific goals you would like to achieve and accompany you on your journey towards integration. Our work together can also complement the work you are doing with your other treatment providers.
“Tending the temple of the soul is our life’s work. Tempio (Italian word for temple) is devoted to nurturing the inner and outer self through Healing Touch, Integrative Health Coaching, Yoga and Spiritual Direction. Combining these four complementary integrative practices is a care approach that provides further potential for transformation and wholeness. Journeying alongside others as they continue to seek further awareness, hope, peace, healing, love, and joy is a sacred undertaking.”
Integrative Health Coaching
As an Integrative Health Coach, I can help empower you to make long-term sustainable changes so that you may live a full, healthy life. I will support you in your discovery and focus to successfully implement healthy lifestyle behaviors. I will help you discover and develop your vision for a vibrant, healthy you with a personal health plan using your priorities and goals to achieve your vision.
Healing Touch / Energy Therapy
As a Healing Touch practitioner, I help activate your natural energy flow to enhance and support physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It is commonly used for pain relief, relaxation, and reducing anxiety/stress. It helps to promote overall health & wellness by balancing, opening, connecting, and energizing your energy system to promote your body’s own innate ability to heal and return to a state of overall wellbeing.
As a Spiritual Director, I will create and hold a sacred place for you to name and claim your personal and unique experience of the divine, however you name your higher power. Unpacking challenges of faith, exploring how experiences have impacted your spiritual life, integrating spirit and mind/body, and discerning what your soul longs for are among areas of examination. It is a place to experience generous listening and compassionate presencing to support you in recognizing, reconnecting, and re-igniting your sacred self and to explore barriers in your spiritual health.
The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram describes nine personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another.
As a Yoga Teacher, I can help you learn how to integrate mindful breathing techniques, postures, and meditation in order to promote physical and mental health. I enjoy working with a variety of clients ranging from athletes to those you have never rolled out a yoga mat. It is my goal to make yoga an approachable, safe, and enjoyable practice. Mindful Movement Yoga helps to reground into your body to feel centered, balanced, calm, connected, and comfortable. It is complemented by mindful breathing and meditation.
There are so many wonderful choices out there, right?! Please read more about us to get to know us a bit and to make sure our specialties align with your presenting concerns. You’ll also want to get a good feel for our personalities and styles since a good fit is a must, so feel free to contact us and we can do a free meet-and-greet. We don’t take it personally if it’s not the right match, so please be honest and we’ll help you find the right fit!
It can definitely feel intimidating to meet with a total stranger and let them in on your life story. It is our job to make you feel as comfortable as possible and keep confidentiality. You’re the expert in your life and we are there as the mental health experts to help facilitate growth and change. It is not just a job to us. We truly feel honored to walk alongside you in this journey and we wouldn’t do this work if we didn’t care deeply. We just ask that you commit to our work together, remain open and honest, and trust the process. This means that even though every session may not have an Oprah “aha!” moment, this work of processing, learning, and self discovery is all building towards something awesome!
That’s hard to say without knowing your story and meeting with you. We typically say when someone is motivated, let’s jump on that and meet weekly to gain traction. Our goal is to work ourselves out of a job! You will feel equipped to move to less frequently along the way and you and your therapist will continually assess this progress.
We therapists have very thoughtfully and intentionally chosen to be out of network with insurance companies. This allows us to avoid your insurance company’s involvement in your treatment (i.e. mandating a maximum amount of sessions, requiring we continually show them your treatment plan, rejecting certain treatment or diagnoses, etc.). We want to provide 100% confidential treatment with competitive pricing options. We want you to feel empowered to choose your provider, treatment length and approach, and not have insurance companies interfere with your unique goals and needs. And we want to be able to get creative with your treatment with evidence-based support that is sometimes not covered by insurance. Lastly, we prioritize spending our time beyond the 50 min session – between your sessions- conceptualizing your case, researching, and collaborating with other providers involved in your care.
Being out-of-network means that you self pay upfront at the time of service and then you can submit for reimbursement. Call your insurance company to determine if they have out-of-network benefits. We suggest you ask for your “outpatient office-visit mental health benefits.” If they do have out-of-network benefits, we can provide a Super Bill for you to submit (please note that this requires a diagnosis code.) We will also provide you a good faith estimate, and include in our informed consents, with all of our costs laid out so there are no surprises.
Lindsey, our dietitian, IS in-network with BCBS only and is otherwise self-pay. It is up to the client to determine benefits and coverage.
Our uptown clinicians have scholarships available for those who qualify.
See our fees on our policies page.
EMDR is hard to explain and understand, but having done it as a client and now as a clinician for several years, Juliet is a firm believer in its benefits! She likes to say that it’s like a system update for your brain — to send any negative memories/thoughts/sensations that are stuck to where they belong. It doesn’t erase memories or traumas, but it decreases their intensity and resolves negative beliefs by replacing them with more positive and adaptive ones. Clients will feel distress relief, healing, reduced physiological symptoms, and empowerment. EMDR is proven to help with grief & loss, abuse, traumas, phobias, low self-esteem, attachment issues, family disruptions, upsetting memories, PTSD, and food issues. Juliet, Jackie, and Andrea are trained in EMDR. Find more info here.
This is how all of us therapists start! A LCMHCA is provisionally licensed clinical mental health counselor associate who has completed a master’s level counseling program, passed necessary national examinations, and is currently working toward full licensure by completing a minimum of 3,000 supervised clinical counseling hours.
Our interns are in their graduate program and earning hours, all under the supervision of a graduate professor, as well as Juliet.
Our provisionally licensed therapists and interns all have the “it” factor you can’t teach therapists, on top of their training and full commitment to this work.
We are so thrilled to partner with First Presbyterian Church to be housed uptown and to be able to offer scholarships for all to be able to access therapy! While we are located within the church, we are not affiliated and are not Christian counselors. That said, anytime a client wants to bring religion/spirituality into session, we are equipped to do so!
Clients who come to our uptown location should expect the same vibe and values!
This happens to spell ACCESS. By definition, access is “a means of approaching or entering a place and the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use.” Our hope is for every person to find permission to tend to their wellness and to have the opportunity to do so.
Great questions! Click here for Britta’s brief description on these services.
If you experience “dis-ease”, these modalities are for you. If you want to enhance or supplement other forms of treatment for chronic or acute conditions, this is for you. If you just want general tune ups for improved immunity and mental health, this is ALSO FOR YOU!
Our practitioner will be able to discuss your goals and individual treatment plan to help
you attain your best state of health.