Using this latest research in psychology, I approach treatment using a variety of methods. The research shows that collaboration between the therapist and client is most effective in the healing process. We begin our work together by establishing a therapeutic relationship, develop coping skills, self-care practices, and guidance of techniques such as trauma-focused Mindfulness and Meditation. Self-Compassion, Inner child/ parts work, Visualizations, Imagery, & Writing are utilized to support you in diving deeper into uncomfortable experiences, emotions, and memories.
In addition to traditional talk therapy and Mindfulness-based ACT & CBT, I incorporate therapeutic modalities of Brainspotting, EMDR, and Somatic therapies for the integral healing of your mind, body, and spirit. I am currently working on certification in both Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, an integrated Somatic & Cognitive Therapy program by Dr. Pat Ogden for the healing of relational, attachment and trauma wounding as well as Internal Family Systems (IFS) by Dr. Richard Schwartz.
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“Generally the rational brain can override the emotional brain, as long as our fears don’t hijack us. (For example, your fear at being flagged down by the police can turn instantly to gratitude when the cop warns you that there’s an accident ahead.) But the moment we feel trapped, enraged, or rejected, we are vulnerable to activating old maps and to follow their directions. Change begins when we learn to “own” our emotional brains. That means learning to observe and tolerate the heartbreaking and gut-wrenching sensations that register misery and humiliation. Only after learning to bear what is going on inside can we start to befriend, rather than obliterate, the emotions that keep our maps fixed and immutable.”
― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score