EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment modality that provides relief of symptoms associated with having life experiences that are overwhelming and difficult to process. When a memory gets stuck in it's original form it develops blocks to healing and limits a person's capacity for full emotional development. EMDR helps to reprocess memories and transform internal belief systems from limiting to discovering one's full potential to heal and thrive. If deemed appropriate I use somatic processing, helping clients to connect to their physiological sensations and feelings that are in some cases blocked by adaptive strategies that no longer serve them. For more information please visit: www.emdria.org
As your therapist, I draw from an attachment focused lens providing psychotherapy for individual adults who have undergone early relational trauma, sub-optimal care, struggles with anxiety, depression, adjustments, loss, grief or can address a broader range of relationship issues based on the client’s needs. When working exclusively with individual adults, they are met with an attuned, responsive, empathetic, regulating, intersubjective experience. You can expect to be met by a fully engaged and responsive therapist ready to meet your individual needs. For many adults seeking psychotherapy they often come with unresolved past traumatic experiences, whether little "t" or Big "T" traumas resulting in life challenges. I believe that treating adults from an attachment perspective is vital to integrating or making sense of past traumas and organizing your narrative into a coherent story to bring new meaning to one's life. It is through feelings of safety and security that an individual is able to begin the process of healing, while integrating past emotionally upsetting challenges and experiences.
Recognizing that some adults are also caregivers or parents who are struggling with their children’s mental health and/or behaviors impacting their own past wounds. I am here to support and guide you to better mental health and relationship repair. Adult psychotherapy can be focused specifically on issues related to parenting or experiences you had being parented that are now showing up in your interactions with your child. Our focus is to lower stress levels within family dynamics ultimately making the space for parents and children to join and create loving relationships.
Sometimes adolescents need space to freely talk about sensitive issues. When caregivers are concerned that their adolescent won't talk to them, I am here to provide individual counseling to address a multitude of challenges, i.e. anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, family relation issues, and/or peer relational issues. Regardless of the challenge, adolescents are met with warmth and acceptance. It is only within the context of feeling safe that an individual can begin to trust and explore their inner world.