ABOUT ME. I am an Army Veteran, Martial artist, and Holistic Psychotherapist. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Point Loma Nazarene University and have experience working with adults suffering from complex psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and much more.
MY JOURNEY. My time in the military allowed me to grow in many ways that contribute to who I am today. My service as an Army Airborne Infantryman also impacted me in ways I wasn’t prepared for, which sent me on a quest for answers and further self-development. In my search for understanding, I found Martial Arts, Meditation, Breathwork, higher education, and the guidance from friends, teachers, and Shamans whose lessons helped me integrate my experiences, heal, and grow.
HOW I CAN HELP. I am passionate about helping veterans, athletes, and others undergoing a transformational journey. Whether that journey began through the military, athletics, plant medicines, shamanic rituals, or from other life experiences, I believe I can be a supportive guide to help you create meaning and integrate those and future experiences.
MY APPROACH. I combine my knowledge of holistic practices with an Internal Family Systems (IFS)-informed approach to therapy to help others find their own path and true Self. I believe that we all have an unbroken, compassionate, and whole part of ourselves that can be uncovered to lead us into a more fulfilling life. IFS calls this part Self, Buddhism calls it Buddha Nature, Christianity the Holy Spirit, Hinduism the Atman, and indigenous peoples of South America refer to it as Pachamama or Mother Earth. There are a multitude of ways this inner Self is referred to in a myriad of cultures and I intend to help you connect with it in a way that is meaningful to you.
Once we connect with your inner healing intelligence, I can support you in creating a balanced inner system with the Self at the front lines. With your inner Self as your guide, you will be able to identify the parts of you that have held you back despite their best intentions and take control of your life. It’s my honor to work with you on your journey.
There are a Multitude of Ways
“The Inner Self”
is referred to in
a myriad of Cultures,
and I intend
to Help You Connect with it,
In a Way That is Meaningful to You…
– Nicholas Badis MA, AMFT