Integrative Therapy

holistic healingResearch continues to demonstrate that therapeutic approaches connecting mind, body, and spirit and facilitating integration of the complete brain (including right and left hemispheres, as well as prefrontal cortex, limbic system, and spine) allow for more comprehensive long-lasting healing at a subconscious level.

While some find talk therapy beneficial, others may continue to feel “stuck.”  Talking, talking, and talking from a problem-oriented mindset can perpetuate the issue and leave some feeling overwhelmed and helpless.  Expressive therapies including art therapy, play therapy, sand tray therapy, psychodrama, music therapy can help clients move beyond the left cognitive brain into integration.  Yoga, meditation, and breathwork further access the whole brain and facilitate connection of all parts of the healing puzzle.

No one approach is the cure-all for everyone and everyone responds differently to various interventions…having a variety of services available allows individuals and families to choose services that feel most comfortable.



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About Kimberly Rodgers, LCSW, RPT-S

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy. She also supervises clinical social work interns pursuing licensure. She has worked as a psychotherapist for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida.

Her experience includes foster care, adoption, youth shelter, youth related research, school-based counseling, and sexual assault crisis center settings prior to private practice. She specializes in counseling children, families, and adults struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life transitions. Kimberly is a current Board member of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida and former Vice-President of the Southwest Florida chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and EMDR International Association.

Kimberly is founder of Monarch Wellness (originally Monarch Therapy), an integrative center focused on empowering individuals and families through emotional and behavioral metamorphosis. In addition to counseling and play therapy, the center offers other supportive modalities to further enhance emotional healing and stress management including support groups, yoga, laughter yoga, breathwork, integrative relaxation, and sound therapy. Monarch Wellness' sister site offers health related information and inspiration for everyday families to live healthier every day. The center is also involved with House of Gaia community center and other community and service focused organizations. More information about Kimberly and her practice can be found online:

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