Growth & Insight
EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, an evidence based integrative psychotherapy that helps resolve traumatic and painful life patterns based on how memories are stored in the brain and body. It is based on a patient-therapist collaboration that focuses on releasing “trapped” emotional experiences and replaces them with peaceful, resolved feelings – providing lasting relief from emotional distress.
More About Me
My focus is on your individual journey; my energy & efforts are spent meeting you where you are to meet your goals. I have dedicated my life to helping adolescents, individuals, couples, and families overcome their life challenges with compassion & professional guidance.
I incorporate my extensive experience with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after having worked within a suicide prevention and intervention program for at-risk adolescents. I have also had the opportunity to work with a diverse array of clientele in order to address a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, managing stress, relationships, military personnel, veterans, & their families.
I have earned certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have been trained in Brainspotting. Both can be used effectively in addition to a nurturing therapeutic presence and the ability to engage another suffering human in a safe and trusting relationship where they feel heard, accepted, and understood.
My intention is to encouraging and inspiring others to be their healthiest, truest self. I have faith in my clients, I believe in their power, and I am honored and humbled by their permission to work to meeting their goals together on the journey.
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment that reduces and can eliminate body pain and tension. It harnesses the mind and body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability to dismantle the trauma, distress and beliefs at the subconscious core to free the mind and body.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. Most people associate PTSD with rape and battle-scarred soldiers—and military combat is the most common cause in men—but any event (or series of events) that overwhelms you with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness can trigger PTSD, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncontrollable.