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Our Approach

When you join Tula, you can have confidence that we will view you as a whole being- not just the ailment you are currently working through. Using a heal-centered lens, we strive to provide holistic mental health care that incorporates knowledge about your physical body, spiritual self, and social experiences.

Your treatment may include a combination of the approaches listed below. We believe strongly that the best way to heal is to find the combination that best fits you, your needs, and your desires.

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The Flow

While everyone's treatment in therapy will look a little different, we strive to follow a similar flow for the structure of your time with us.

  1. Initial Inquiry- Reach out by phone or message today and let us know what you are hoping to gain from therapy! 

  2. We will schedule a free consultation with you to learn more and to make sure you feel comfortable with us and our practice.

  3. You will then receive intake paper to complete that will include consent forms to sign and symptom list.

  4. This is followed by a thorough assessment and goal planning.

  5. We meet for as few or as many sessions as you feel comfortable attending! Some individuals prefer a "tune up" approach, while others are ready to dive deeply into their challenges. We will of course provide a treatment recommendation, but your input is vital in this process.

  6. The final step in your therapy is to schedule a closing, or celebration, session to reflect on your growth and celebrate the amazing human that you are!

Where We Meet

Office: We are happy to meet you at our main office in Chico or our satellite office in Redding. Our offices can provide you with the utmost confidentiality for your therapeutic sessions.

Online: For many, virtual therapy can be more convenient and also allow you to meet with us from anywhere in the State of California. All you need is an internet location and a private space of your choosing.

Community/School:  For other clients, especially those working through behavioral change, having a therapist meet you in the community -such as a park- or at school can not only make sessions more feasible, but also allow for the therapist to work with challenging behaviors in the moment. You will have a guide with you and someone to process with in real time.

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Somatic Psychotherapy & Mindfulness-Based Psychology

Somatic work is a form of body-centered therapy that looks at the connection of mind and body and uses both psychotherapy and physical therapies for holistic healing.

Is it effective?


Somatic Psychotherapy has effectively helped many people suffering from a wide range of ailments, including:

  • Trauma and post-trauma

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Addiction

  • Sexual function

Treatment techniques can include breathwork, relaxation exercises, meditation, dance, exercise, yoga, vocal work, “bodywork” akin to massage or physical therapy.


Your comfort and trust in your therapist will guide your work.


We also incorporate mindfulness-based psychology, as we believe that living in a loving, mindful awareness can ease much of the daily suffering we experience. Incorporating mindfulness education and practice into your therapeutic treatment can enhance your experience and also support you in learning more about your mind and ways in which to address distressing emotions and experiences, while also learning to be present for the possibilities of happiness and joy.

Traditional Therapy

In talk therapy, conversation is the main mode for change. Your therapist will use interventions from evidence-based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, gestalt therapy, among other practices to guide you in discovering the answers you already hold within.  This approach can be very helpful in supporting you through many of life's common challenges, including:

  • Life transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Obsessive Tendencies

  • Grief and Loss

  • and so much more.

Our therapists at Tula are educated and experienced in providing thoughtful psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults.

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Play Therapy

We know that children learn the best through play. What is less spoken about is that children also express themselves best through play- whether it is self-directed or guided by an adult. When working with our younger clients, play is an essential piece of our work and we have experience and documented success in helping children work through many mental health and behavioral health challenges through the language of play. Depending on the challenges presented, we will either direct the play, allow the child to be more in charge and we work to analyze the play, or incorporate the parents in a modality called Filial Therapy. Some of the many reasons we work with children include:

  • Attention challenges

  • Behavioral challenges at home and at school

  • Grief and loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-esteem development

  • Family transitions, such as a move or divorce

And much more!

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