About Tara CuskleY, PSy. D.
Welcome to Heal & Renew Therapy. I look forward to partnering with you on your healing path. I integrate cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, transpersonal psychology, positive psychology, and energy healing to target individuals' needs for personal growth and healing. My doctorate in psychology and psychotherapeutic background, along with training in the realms of shamanism, theta healing, reiki, and natural healing methods inform my healing and therapy work with clients.
My Healing Story
My own healing path began in 2010. In the middle of graduate school, the sudden onset of unexplainable physical symptoms ignited my own search for greater well-being and began my questioning of the Westernized medical paradigm.
I spent several years exploring a number of holistic healing modalities, including naturopathy, detox routines, herbal remedies, and a dietary changes. On the psychological side, I was receiving specialized post-doctoral training in cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for obsessive compulsive disorders and anxiety disorders, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness techniques.
In early 2014, I had a spontaneous kundalini awakening during a meditation session. The power of that experience made it so that my scientifically-trained mind could no longer deny the spiritual component to everyday life.
I began a journey of exploration through alternative and energy healing modalities such as Reiki, shamanism, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), kundalini yoga, and meditation practices. For the next several years, I took on personalized apprenticeships in shamanism and theta healing techniques, and became a Reiki Master in 2015 through the Omega Institute.
My own healing process deeply informs my work with others and my view of what personal growth and spiritual transformation requires. Given my psychology background, I understand the balance needed between the practical side of life and the spiritual; spiritual growth does not mean bypassing our human concerns and difficulties. It includes all of it, as our human challenges are often the things we learn the most from!
I look forward to working with you in your own unique journey. Please reach out to me via the contact form for more information on sessions.