ABOUT WHOLE HOUSE
An integrative approach to healing
“There is an Indian proverb that everyone is a house with four rooms: a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual room. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete.”
-Rumer Goodin, Author
Whole House Counseling & Consultation started as an idea on a yoga mat in August 2017. After experiencing a personal trauma, Whole House founder Cinnamon Reiheld sought support from a trauma yogi to help her integrate and heal from her experience. Recognizing she needed her "whole house" to return to living a thriving life, she began to rethink the isolated approach of focusing on mental health in a silo, apart and away from the body.
Shortly after this experience, she was chosen to provide clinical support to a community of firefighters who were experiencing difficulties following a line of duty death. Recognizing the stigma around mental health in such a male-dominated, hyper-masculine occupation, Cinnamon chose to approach trauma from the way she felt would be most effective to this group: the body.
Out of these personal and professional experiences, Whole House Counseling & Consultation was born. Recognizing the importance of fully connecting to ourselves and to others, Whole House works with each client to create a path to wellness. Our objective is to decrease suffering, increase knowledge, and build empathy and a skill set to engage with others. We can disconnect from aspects of our bodies, lives, and environment to cope and survive, whether it be mental health, addiction or simply day-to-day stress.
To thrive, we acknowledge that the things we frequently avoid emotionally reside in the same place where healing and transformation occurs.