Integrating Movement with Mental Health: Meet Dr. Jillian Simpson

As we step into the revitalizing energy of summer, it’s the perfect time to explore innovative approaches to mental health. At Healthwise, we recognize the profound impact of physical movement on psychological well-being. In this blog, we introduce you to Dr. Jillian Simpson, and how her work provides a holistic path to healing.

Dr. Jillian Simpson’s Professional Journey

Dr. Jillian Simpson, a Licensed Psychologist and Registered Yoga Teacher, brings over two decades of diverse clinical experience to Healthwise. With a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and specialized training in trauma-based healing practices, Dr. Simpson offers a unique blend of psychological and physical healing modalities. Her work is deeply rooted in an intersectional feminist approach, emphasizing a non-pathologizing, empowering, and warm interpersonal treatment style.

Overall Philosophy and Therapeutic Techniques

Dr. Jillian Simpson believes in the profound connection between the mind, body, and spirit, particularly in how trauma can disrupt these connections, leading to a sense of fragmentation. “Traumatic experiences create disconnects between our mind and body,” Dr. Simpson explains. “The process of recovery involves mending these disconnects, restoring a sense of wholeness within ourselves.” Her therapeutic approach seeks to rebuild these vital connections.

The Role of Movement in Mental Health

By engaging in daily activities that promote physical and mental health, you can significantly enhance your overall well being. Simple actions like mindful walking or participating in our community yoga classes at our Healthwise studio is a great way to start incorporating movement into your day to day life. “By integrating guided meditation and intentional movement into therapy, clients reclaim control of their lives in mind, body, and spirit,” Dr. Simpson notes.

Integrative Techniques Used by Dr. Jillian Simpson

Dr. Simpson’s approach includes techniques like EMDR and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, personalized to each client’s needs. “These practices are more than just treatments; they teach clients how to soothe their bodies and be present with their suffering,” she says, emphasizing the life-changing potential of integrating these techniques into therapy.

Empowering Your Healing Journey

The integration of movement into mental health care offers transformative benefits, bridging traditional therapy with innovative, body-oriented treatments. Dr. Jillian Simpson’s methods are not only about coping with trauma but fundamentally transforming how individuals experience their world.

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey that integrates mind, body, and spirit? Contact our team today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jillian Simpson or to attend one of her movement-based therapy sessions. 

Experience first-hand the benefits of this unique therapeutic approach and take the first step towards a healthier, more integrated you!