Life is challenging, especially when you are overwhelmed by distressing thoughts and feelings.
Whether you're dealing with a past trauma or current stressor, I can help relieve persistent sadness, grief or anxiety. I have extensive experience utilizing the latest innovational techniques, based in neuroscience, to assist people struggling with emotional distress, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma & violence, disordered eating & substance abuse. I can help ensure your past doesn't dictate your future, as together we address the underlying causes of your distress, in a safe and supportive environment that honors your individual needs, values, beliefs, and goals.
In order to support a client’s movement towards growth and transformation, in addition to traditional, supportive psychodynamic talk therapy, I employ a variety of interventions:
A body-centered therapy that allows clients to observe their emotions, thoughts, early-life experiences, and beliefs in order to to gain insight into their lives and both their historic and present-day problems. While traditional talk therapies utilize the words of a person as the entry point for treatment, this type of therapy depends on the bodily experiences of the individual as a gateway to awareness and improved mental health. more here
(Comprehensive Resource Model) A neuro-biologically based trauma treatment model which enables clients to remember, re-process, and release traumatic material from the nervous system, in order to provide the opportunity for re-connection to one’s true self and enhance the depth and speed of true healing. By helping the client identify on their own unique internal resources, CRM builds an immediate sense of agency and self-empowerment. more here
(Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) A therapeutic model designed to alleviate the distress associated with painful traumatic memories. EMDR sessions follow a specific sequence of phases, and uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, to assist clients in processing distressing memories and beliefs. EMDR can be used to address any number of concerns, and it is compatible with other types of therapy. more here
to assist clients in recognizing recurring patterns, so that they can take steps to change those patterns. Skills include DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to help client identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life harder; Self- Compassion practices to increase self-appreciation and self-care an help clients become more kind and understanding when they suffer, fail, or feel inadequate; Meditation practice to increase awareness of present moment experiences and strengthen neural pathways and networks in the brain, boosting concentration, flexibility, and awareness. more here