My Approach to Helping
If you are seeing this site then I imagine you are seeking support or change or simply wanting to find out how to live a better life. My approach to helping clients is to begin developing a supportive, collaborative, therapeutic relationship. I utilize a model of treatment that utilizes attunement, empathy, and curiosity, and supports the integration of mind, body, and emotion. I want to help you understand what is interfering with your living the life you hope to live or what may be limiting your ability to experience happiness or joy in the world. Perhaps you struggle to feel in control or to feel that you understand what you are feeling or thinking or can't stop the past from interfering in the present. I work in a holistic style supporting clients to learn healthy strategies to self-soothe, self-regulate, and develop a great capacity for a healthy sense of self and healthier relationships with others.
More Info About My Practice
My specialty areas at Trauma and Beyond include working with clients who have experienced trauma either in their childhood, adolescence, young adulthood or current life. We may be "hurt" at any moment of our lives, but the more often these hurts happen, the more accumulated the pain becomes. This pain even affects the way we develop our sense of self and our sense of others. My specialty also includes working with substance abuse, process addictions, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, along with dual-diagnosis issues. I work in the three-stage model of Trauma Treatment that supports clients by creating stabilization and relationship so that when clients do the trauma work they do not experience re-traumatization.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
I believe that psychotherapy can be used to help empower a client in their present life. I also believe that growth benefits from a relational dynamic, and through experiencing emotions in the presence of another creating a corrective emotional experience. Psychotherapy can support a client being able to learn to communicate through all aspects of self (right brain and left brain), along with being able to embrace and accept all aspects of self (positive and negative). Through therapy, a person can learn to be the "watcher" in their lives along with the "liver." A person no longer has to feel alone, isolated, and as if they are sitting alone in a boat with no paddles. Therapy can support a person to feel that they can have choices in their styles of being and interacting, and I find that through therapeutic work, a client can regain or develop a sense of excitement, awe, and wonder in the world.