My Approach to Helping
Are you struggling to overcome a traumatic experience? Are you trying to cope with the effects of childhood trauma such as physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect? Even when traumatic events are years behind you, you may find yourself struggling to make sense of how you're feeling and frustrated with your efforts to cope. Trauma can impact the most fundamental aspects of day to day living, leaving you more vulnerable to depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress. You may be engaging in destructive behaviors or catch yourself repeating painful patterns in your relationships.
I provide trauma informed psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for adults who are coping with a history of trauma and PTSD, including childhood abuse (sexual, physical and emotional) and neglect, sudden loss, and trauma/traumatic stress connected to pregnancy and postpartum.
My priority is to work with you to develop a safe, supportive relationship so that you can acknowledge your feelings and experiences, no matter what they are. Therapy offers a safe space to help you understand how trauma and abuse have impacted you and your relationships. Issues that are commonly addressed are learning coping skills/grounding techniques to manage overwhelming emotions and troublesome symptoms; examining how trauma is effecting your relationship with yourself and others; and exploring the meanings you connect to your trauma.
I regard you as the expert on you, and partner with you in deciding the best approach to take in your healing. My work always includes providing new coping skills and strengthening self care in order to support the deeper exploration of your experiences. To help you make meaningful changes and reach your goals, I offer traditional talk therapy as well as EMDR.