My Approach to Helping
Discover Your Capacity for Healing, Meet Your True Self
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that much of the ongoing emotional and psychological distress we carry throughout life is rooted in traumatic underpinnings, which directly affects the central nervous system. In helping clients understand the neurological reasons behind their distress, and integrating techniques to support rewiring for well-being, individuals become more empowered and confident to creatively assume control for how they want to live their lives.
More Info About My Practice
My counseling style is integrated and flexible, blending trauma-informed care with strategies for mindfulness, focused attention, neurowellness, and emotional regulation to help clients understand and revisit their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Therapy sessions, like people, are unique and diverse. I value taking the time to understand my clients as individuals – with unique needs, stories, meanings, and beliefs – to cultivate a natural therapeutic environment that reflects how clients see themselves. With an established foundation of trust and unbiased acceptance, therapy allows clients to safely explore uncomfortable emotions, faulty beliefs, and the unhelpful behaviors that accompany them. By integrating insights with tools and techniques for neurowellness in therapy, clients can form a healthier sense of self, positively shaping the quality of their experiences and how they engage with their world.
My Therapy Focus
I approach therapy from a trauma-informed perspective, whereby any event or experience that has a lasting negative effect on the self or psyche is by nature traumatic. I am formally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a leading evidence-based method in the treatment of trauma and focus of my practice. In EMDR, by focusing on a specific problem or traumatic memory and adding a process called bilateral stimulation, the brain activates its natural problem-solving process, seeking resolution from old problems that keep surfacing in the present. EMDR can benefit anyone that finds themselves distressed by familiar triggers, unhelpful beliefs, and unwanted coping responses.