MY SPECIALTIES

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Areas of focus:

 

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression    
  • Anxiety
  • Men Issues
  • Fear/Vulnerability 
  • Feeling "Stuck" or "Lost"          
  • Co-dependency Issues                     
  • Self Esteem  
  • Personal Growth
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship Issues-Trouble Making/Maintaining Relationships   
  • Intimacy Difficulties 
  • Stress Management
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EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative therapeutic approach that helps get emotional memories and feelings unstuck from the nervous system. EMDR is very useful in working with trauma, anxiety, phobias, and negative thoughts.

EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to process these stuck emotional memories in attempt to unblock them from your nervous system. Bilateral stimulation is a manipulation of the right and left sides of your brain through eye movements, tapping, or sound that allows for memories to be fully processed. It is comparable to the effects of Rapid Eye Movements during sleep.

Research has shown that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. This powerful therapy is very effective for a wide range of disorders including sexual abuse and traumatic incidents, phobias, negative thoughts, anxiety, self-esteem issues, nightmares, phobias, depression, performance anxiety, etc.
If you'd like more information about EMDR, click here.
Brainspotting

“Where you look affects how you feel”.

According to David Grand, Ph.D., "Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing." Click here to learn more about Brainspotting.

Brainspotting is effective for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting is particularly effective with trauma-based situations, helping to identify and heal underlying trauma that contributes to anxiety, depression and other behavioral conditions. It can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.

Trauma Resiliency Module(TRM)

Trauma Resiliency Module(TRM) is a somatic approach that helps clients with traumatic stress reactions by learning skills to help stabilize the mind and body. Clients will learn to track body sensations and bring balance back to the nervous system. 

(TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents, and their caretakers overcome trauma-related difficulties.