In individual therapy, I see my role as a guide and facilitator to help you discover the resources within to become an active agent of your own healing and growth. You'll develop new awareness about the patterns in your life that no longer serve you and new skills to transform those patterns. For couples, I'll help you lower reactivity and shift the dynamics that block intimacy and connectedness so that you can engage with each other with more authenticity and empathy.
I work with adults and older adolescents (15 and up) to address:
- Depression, Sadness, Loneliness, Isolation
- Anxiety, Fears, Stress
- Loss and Grief
- Relationship Difficulties
- Self Esteem
- Difficulties Controlling Anger
- Abuse: Sexual, Physical and Emotional
* For Trauma and PTSD, I have been trained in a specific modality called EMDR.
“EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain's information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can causes intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.”
If you would like more information about this powerful modality please visit the EMDR International Association.