My Approach to Helping
I believe that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have and sometimes get stuck. This can look like anxieties, raising thoughts, or difficulty following through with tasks. I utilize a Natural Processing approach to EMDR in order to get you through these stuck places. Natural processing allows the natural, animal based reactions to be used in order to get through the hard times. This can be effective if your symptoms are due to past stressors or if they do not feel linked to anything at all.
I can be a little geeky about this stuff and I am happy to share the how and why to what I am doing.
I am able to provide several different modes of therapy including traditional weekly, extended 90 minute sessions, or intensive ( 4-6 hour sessions)
More Info About My Practice
I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This can be confusing to some but my schooling and expertise gives me the knowledge to be an effective therapist.
I am also certified in EMDR. In order to maintain my certification I am required ( I prefer to) continued extended education in the field and practice.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Let me start by saying not everyone can say they like their job. I am pretty happy I can confidently say I like what I do. I love holding hope for people when they can't seem to find it and giving them the power to feel this hope themselves when they are ready. I love to watch the transformation that can occur through the therapeutic process so that people can be happier, more confident, and their best selves. I love to watch people become the person they weren't sure they could ever be. I have to say I have a pretty cool job and get to interact with some pretty cool people.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
It can be pretty weird to go to therapy and I am talking about some therapy modalities that are weird to some. You can forget about therapy. This weird stuff can get you out of the stuck places in your life and lead you toward thriving in a way that is difficult and many times impossible to do on your own.