We all have a desire to live full, rich lives - yet sometimes there is something that stands in the way...
Together we work to create a safe space to begin exploring what's been happening in your life that is causing difficulties. When we become wrapped up in stuck patterns it is often connection with others that we need most, yet this is what is difficult to maintain.
At Integrating Insights we help people find freedom in their minds and lives again using a curated model grounded in mindfulness-based, Art, Wilderness, Group and EMDR-aided, trauma and attachment therapy. We firmly believe in each person's ability to heal from patterns and memories that cause so much pain. Our work focuses on helping people find more meaning, peace, and vibrancy in their lives.
If you are a Post 9/11 Veteran or a Veteran who has experienced military-related sexual assault, you qualify for confidential, unlimited, free services. Please explore the Veterans Services page to get started!
We believe that connecting with a therapist who speak your native language and understands the culture is very important! For that reason, we offer services in the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean.
We specialize in working with people who are experiencing:
feelings of abandonment
early childhood trauma
borderline personality disorder/traits
difficulty working with emotions
sexual assault and domestic assault survivors
adult children of alcoholic and addicted parent
grief and loss
auto-immune illness, including CIRS, Lyme Disease and Mold Illness
traumatic brain injury
highly sensitive people (HSP)
feeling checked out and dissociative disorders
Meet Our Therapists
Teresa Pavlasick, MA, LPC, LAC, EMDR-II
Teresa specializes in supporting adults who have struggled with high stress and traumatic events during the course of their life. She takes a customized and mindfulness-based approach to helping clients alleviate distress and meet achieve their aspirations for health and wellness.
Mark DuMars, MS, MA, LPCc, EMDR-II
Mark specializes in counseling and group services offered by a Veteran with over 45 years of experience helping veterans and civilians through major trauma, substance abuse, life transitions, spiritual inquiries, suicide attempts and natural disasters.
Jieun Gu, MA, RP
Jieun specializes in empowering clients from diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, spiritualities, and socio-economic backgrounds. As a Korea-born immigrant, she is culturally sensitive and respectful of clients’s diverse backgrounds. She has closely worked with clients who have been suffering from addictions and co-occurring mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety due to various trauma and PTSD.
Gertie Breffle MA, LPCc, MST
Gertie specializes in body-based movement, Wilderness Therapy, EFT Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and trauma resolution
Paula De Oliveira Santos, MA, RP
Paula specializes in art therapy to expand client's imaginal space, thus creating a space of healing beyond words. She applies Jungian art therapy into sessions, where shadow work and metaphor work is welcomed into the healing process.
Kaily Ritz, MA, LPCc
Kaily enjoys working with individuals of all ages and specializes in working with woman and children who have experienced trauma.
Kaily hopes to offer a creative option for individuals who want to resolve issues surrounding complex trauma, depression, anxiety, self-identity, chronic pain, grief, and other life challenges.
Lourdes Hernandez, MA Depth Psychology, Jungian Analyst Candidate, EMDR-II
I consider the therapeutic relationship a sacred trust where emotional healing and self-realization are cultivated through the exploration of dreams, artistic expression, and interactive reflection. In addition to depth psychological approaches, I provide mindfulness training, EMDR trauma work, and effective self-care practices for the management of anxiety, depression, and other emotional struggles.