My Approach to Helping
I started early in my career in addiction counseling and moved toward complex trauma learning most maladaptive behaviors, thoughts and feelings have a trauma source, sometimes unknown, directly or indirectly related to the person experiencing these maladaptive events. Currently, I continue to deepen my understanding of creating and redesigning the neuron pathways from our senses (inputs) to the brain and return neuronal information out to the body and mind (outputs). This is termed neuroplasticity and early, in life, mirror neurons play a pivotal role in this process. The primary therapy frameworks, under the attachment & trauma-informed lens, include humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, psychoanalytic, somatic, and systemic treatment models.