My Approach to Helping
I've been working to help others heal from their addiction, codependence and trauma since 2005. Treatment methods have changed over the years and I've been enthusiastic about keeping myself current with the most effective treatment methods. I embrace the fact that this area is still evolving and new methods are being practiced and developed constantly.
Working with clients individual needs and tailoring their treatment to their specific personality and issues has always been my approach. So much of my work is informed by my own healing from addiction, codependence and trauma. I know that I required to be seen as an individual and not a diagnosis and needed to be treated with the utmost care and respect. I work hard to ensure each person who comes to me is seen and respected for their individual characteristics.
More Info About My Practice
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process based on the relationship between the client and me. While it may seem that I am the "expert" in the room and the provider of answers, there can be little progress without the active participation and helpful input from the client. Together with my clients we build their pathway to happiness.
Prior to pursuing this career, I enjoyed a career working in Film Production in New York as a First AD and Line Producer. Prior to that, my first career was in Finance. I worked in the floor of the NYSE and also for an asset management company as a Quantitative Analyst. I believe this "real life" experience informs so much of how I relate to my clients.
My Therapy Focus
I work from a trauma informed perspective with my clients. In 2005 I trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocess (EMDR) which is one of the most proven methods of resolving trauma. I have completed training intensives with Bessel van der Kolk to learn about what causes trauma and the best proven methods of treatment. In addiction to this I use many of the Trauma Resiliency Model's (TRM) grounding and resourcing techniques to help my clients regulate their nervous systems.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
So much of my work is informed by my own healing from addiction, codependence and trauma. I know that I required to be seen as an individual and not a diagnosis and needed to be treated with the utmost care and respect. I work hard to ensure each person who comes to me is seen and respected for their individual characteristics.