My Approach to Helping
Do you identify as LGBTQ or Heterosexual? Do you experience frequent memories and flashbacks of sexual, physical, and or emotional abuse? Do you often experience nightmares? Do you feel anxious when confronted with the traumatic events? Do you have a loss of interest in pleasurable activities? Do you react instead of responding? It can feel like you've been punched in the gut when flashbacks occur so unexpectedly. You know when you go to a dentist and they scrape the unwanted plaque? I heal the brain by scraping the emotional trauma's you've been holding onto for so long. I want to help you process the roots of your traumas.
Did you feel emptiness as a child? Do you struggle with asking loved ones for help when you need it? Do you lack compassion for yourself, yet you have a ton of it for other people in your life? Do you feel ashamed of things that most people would never be ashamed of? Like having needs, making mistakes, or having feelings?
Did you feel emptiness as a child? Do you struggle with asking loved ones for help when you need it? Do you lack compassion for yourself, yet you have a ton of it for other people in your life? Do you feel ashamed of things that most people would never be ashamed of? Like having needs, making mistakes, or having feelings? Do you have a limited vocabulary of emotions due to not being allowed to use emotions growing up? Do you often feel confused about why people (including yourself) feel or act the way they do? Do you often need validation and approval from other people because of a lack of trust within yourself? Oftentimes adults who have grown up in homes where parents tell them to "suck it up" or tell them to "stop crying" and "toughen up" will find later in life that it might be uncomfortable and unnatural to speak about feelings and emotions to people. You may have had a great childhood, but your parents could have made you feel emotionally unsafe to express your feelings.
My practice caters to adult survivors of sexual, emotional, and or physical abuse. I use Brainspotting as a trauma-focused healing tool. Brainspotting locates the source of the trauma and helps gets rid of the emotional trigger it has over you.
Did you have loved ones leave your life unexpectedly as a child? Did your parents separate or pass on? Were your parents absent in your life and made you feel like you had to be your own parent? Did your parents ever engage in abrasive verbal fights or violent physical altercations in front of you?
What if the gloomy clouds taking over your life were gone? Imagine being fearless for a second. How does that feel for you? What if emotional triggers vanished from your body? What if life got better? Let's work together to heal the deeper parts of your brain and heal childhood traumas, so you don't have to when you're on your own.