Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy
Dr. Hooper treats people with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and other disorders of mood or thought. These concerns often manifest in the midst of other broader relational, philosophical, and life challenging situations.
He utilizes a psycho-spiritual approach. Which means, he draws upon the precepts of clinical and counseling psychology with the insights of spiritual wisdom to help minimize suffering and maximize wholeness and wellbeing.
Dr. Hooper places an emphasis on assisting his patients to be awake to what is going on within themselves, around themselves, and between themselves and others, to be thought-full about what they observe, to act with reason and not be reactive, and to be “response-able” in their choices – all truly spiritual qualities. He invites his patients to learn from ancient archetypal patterns and symbols in myths and sacred writings.
With the devout, he sometimes prays. With the agnostic, he invites wonder, awe, and appreciation for all that is life affirming. With Christians, he engages in theological discussion so long as it supports personal transformation and integration to become their truest self.