Psychotherapy and Counseling

Imagine being in the care of an experienced mental health practitioner who genuinely relates to you and strives to understand and accept you just as you are. In his unconditional presence, you will not be judged and pushed, but nurtured and trusted to confront at your own pace the obstacles that prevent you from realizing your innate healing capacities, natural well-being, and full potential.

WELCOME to a way of being with Curtis Graf!

Curtis Blends Humanistic and Buddhist Psychologies:

By the 1950s Carl Rogers's person-centered approach was formulated in terms of the three "core conditions" - authenticity, empathy, and unconditional acceptance - that promote constructive change when provided by an experienced practitioner. The core conditions give rise to a vital presence that creates the space for being, transforming, and healing. Unconditional presence is a unifying field of conscious connection that can be thought of as a spiritual dimension.

Curtis has been committed to the application of the person-centered approach for 30 years. As a meditating psychotherapist he has integrated the psychologies of Rogers's approach and Buddhism as complementary ways of being. (For his qualifications read About Curtis)

Curtis works with individuals of all ages, couples, families, and groups to provide:

Psychotherapy: For people needing to cope with specific and persistent issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional addiction, relationship issues, and stress.

Counseling: For those wanting to improve their motivation, self-confidence, and achieve personal and professional goals.

Living With Life-Threatening Illness: For people diagnosed with an illness such as cancer who need to reassess life's meaning and direction and cope with difficult feelings such as shock, denial, worry, anxiety, blame, depression, and so on.

Conscious Aging: For those in mid- and late-life who want to face with greater awareness, acceptance, and grace the necessary losses and limitations that aging brings.

People from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexuality are welcome. If insurance reimbursement is not an option for you, sliding scale fees can be negotiated to accommodate those with limited resources.

What clients have said about their experience with Curtis Graf:

"You got me through divorce, graduate school, and launching a career. Miracles Do Happen!"
-Rita, Long Island, NY

"My work with you was crucial in helping me to no longer see myself as a victim and successfully complete my doctorate. I thank you."
-Jocelyn, Albuquerque, NM

"My wife had to drag me to see you. But with your caring listening I realized that I needed to meet with you in order to meet my self."
-Douglas, Albuquerque, NM

"Life continues to get better and better. Thank you so much for helping that to happen"
-Robert, Brattleboro, VT

"Unlike my previous therapists, you actually talked to me and sincerely cared about me. Because of my work with you, I have made many changes in my life. I am eternally grateful."
-Jane, Santa Fe, NM