We are a cooperative of healing professionals, dedicated to the psycho-spiritual development and personal transformation of our clients. We are trained in the Helix tradition, a rigorous four year program aimed at teaching its future practitioners to understand the roles that our minds, our bodies and our spirits play in the path to wholeness.
We are highly trained, skilled and certified psycho-spiritual counselors. We work with clients one on one, with couples and with groups.
Working from a holistic perspective, our practitioners are trained to work in various modalities, both old and new, including Mindfulness Based Therapies, Body Oriented Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Work, Meditation, Reiki, Buddhist Psychology, Dream Analysis and more.
Lair Torrent His education at the Helix Training Program coupled with his License in Marriage & Family Therapy affords him the ability to work in many different disciplines and practices to effectively engage clients from diverse experiences and belief systems. Working from this blended and inclusive therapeutic model, Lair seeks to bring his clients closer to wholeness through psychological understanding, spiritual awareness and mindfulness practice, while looking at how these factors play in the body.
Lair is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice. He works with individuals and couples and couples workshops at Midtown MFT in NYC.
Ashley Torrent believes in the importance of the mind/body connection. In my work with individuals, couples and groups, I take a holistic approach; using a combination of Western clinical psychology and Eastern spiritual healing practices.
In session, I work to guide and support the client through their unique healing process which often reveals the unconscious ways they may be acting in their lives and their relationships. This knowledge can help them understand what drives them, giving way to a more conscious, intentional life.
I meet my clients where they are in their beliefs and in their process using what Carl Rogers called “unconditional positive regard”. My goal is to help my clients cultivate inner compassion for both self and for others. This understanding and compassion for self is the gate way to inner peace, health and happiness.
Areas of Focus include the following:
•Emotional Wounding •Trauma •Depression •Anxiety •Addictive Behaviors •Mindful Parenting •Relationship Issues •Family Dynamics
Ashley Torrent is in private practice in NYC. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development from The University of Texas at Austin and was ordained as a Psycho-Spiritual Counselor through the Helix Training Program; a rigorous 4 year training for therapists here in NYC. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner.
Mary Myers works with clients individually, in couples, and in groups. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy workshops, assisting people in finding ways to prepare for and avoid depression relapse, and deepening their capacity to be proactive in their own mental health. She integrates mindfulness practices into her healing work with clients, drawing on over 10 years of practicing and leading meditation as a Peace Circle leader and with the Community of Mindfulness, founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, her primary teacher. She received psychotherapeutic training through the Helix Healing Ministry and is an ordained pastoral counselor. She has been invited to present workshops at prestigious institutions including the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute, and the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art. Mary co-presents the Storms Can't Hurt the Sky workshop with Gabriel Cohen.
Jana Johnson has studied and trained with various healers and teachers, including renowned Ubud,Bali-based Clairvoyant White Star (Lino Alelyunas), NYC-based Astrologer and Channeler Julie Winter, Shaman Alberto Villoldo and the late Curandera Elena Avila. She also graduation from Helix, a 4-year therapy training program in New York City. All of this experience gives her a grounded foundation to work from in order to identify and diffuse spiritual and energetic blocks and to empower through the understanding of co-creation with the Universe. The information received is not intended to give you absolute direction towards a specific outcome, but rather to support your journey along your personal and spiritual path. Jana’s healing modalities include:
Channeling and Intuitive Guidance - A powerful approach to discover insights from the energies that are guiding our life path. Channeling and intuitive guidance rely on Jana's connections to the spiritual realm and the symbolic imagery that arises. This provides her with a deeper understanding of the questions being asked at the level of heart and soul.
Laying-on-of-Hands Energy Work - Jana uses learned hands-on techniques taken from traditions such as Buddhism, Curanderismo, Reiki, Shamanism and Cranialsacral Therapy. This allows her to work as a conduit between you and the Universe in order to balance and heal your energy field.
Since 1985, Caty Shannon has immersed herself in the study of many healing practices, including Jungian psychology, Self-relations psychotherapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis. Caty writes, "Anxiety and depression are signals for change. Even though difficult, these symptoms are also good news as they are a call for more life. My counseling work is very much a collaborative process of discovery. I explore with my clients the areas of their life where they would like to create changes, and support them in finding the inner resources to do so. This participation in the unfolding inner growth of another is both a gift and a blessing .”
As a Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Caty also works with clients on specific issues, such as insomnia, fear of flying, smoking cessation, weight management, pain relief and creative blocks in the arts.
Juno Üjiié is a NY State licensed massage therapist. She offers therapeutic massage sessions integrating intuitive energy work drawn from the indigenous spirituality of Japan with a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Believing that no single modality works for every body, she accompanies clients on their journey to find their individual way for well-being through somatic awareness. Providing a client a safe space to release the history of their experiences held in the form of chronic muscular tension is her utmost priority. She will tailor her session to the client’s needs and comfort level, utilizing techniques and principles from both Eastern and Western traditions.
Juno is a certified Helix Practitioner and certified teacher of Body DynamicsTM. Originally developed for actors, Body Dynamics TM is a form of bodywork and movement to free ones body to its full range of emotional experience. Juno has an Associate in Occupational Studies degree from Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. She also earned B.A, M.A. and her doctorate candidacy from Tsuda College in Tokyo before she moved to NYC in late 1980’s.