My Approach to Helping
I use a whole-person, client-focused approach to work with clients to regain a sense of self and autonomy in the healing process. I begin by creating a safe environment and identifying the areas that bring the most suffering or conflict. I help teens, families, and adults who are struggling with trauma and other difficult life circumstances. This comes in many forms including complex, generational, and acute trauma. I believe that trauma can present itself in myriad of distressing symptoms including but not limited to outbursts, isolation, dissociation, depression, difficulty in relationships, anxiety and fear, and loss of self. I want to be able to work together with my clients to help relive what can often be a life long struggle with the symptoms of traumatic events. My foundational theories include attachment theory, Trauma Systems Therapy, and existential. I use a variety of evidence-based practices including EMDR, ego-states, CBT, mindfulness, and body-based interventions.
More Info About My Practice
I am LGBTQ inclusive and gender affirming.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based practice that uses bilateral stimulation of the brain through eye movements, sound, or touch, in order to promote the brain?s natural healing processes. Often, people who have experienced trauma or distress can feel stuck in traditional talk therapies as some memories may be blocked or inaccessible through verbal processing. EMDR has been proven through extensive research to assist in ?unsticking? and integrating distressing or traumatic memories without needing to have explicit memories of the event or emotional experience. Clients often find that processing of trauma can be completed safely in fewer sessions with EMDR and without having to ?re-live? the memories through explicit narration of what happened. EMDR therapy is not limited only to trauma and can be used to treat a variety of presenting challenges including anxiety, depression, dissociation, chronic pain and illness, grief and loss, and sleep disturbances.