TYPES OF THERAPY I USE
Many clients come to me with unresolved emotional distress that wasn't fully relieved with traditional talk therapy. Although talk therapy is effective with so many things, it can't always reach the part of the brain that holds the bad memories and emotions. I use specialized approaches that target the emotional brain, where healing can occur at a very deep level.
I do not have a one-size fits all model to therapy and use different approaches depending on the issues, the client's strengths and experiences, and the goals we are trying to reach. Together, we will create a treatment plan.
EMDR: I am trained in EMDR therapy and Flash Technique, both through EMDR International Association approved trainers. EMDR is helpful for many conditions, including trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and sleep disturbance. When bad things happen, the emotions can go unprocessed and keep us stuck from living harmoniously. EMDR can help process and release those negative thoughts and feelings, healing us from the inside out. See "Resources" to learn more about EMDR.
Brainspotting: This is another mind-body type therapy that's effective for trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as many other issues. It allows clients to process events and emotions at a very deep level while I hold space and some guidance for the healing to take place. This therapy involves very little speaking and we allow your brain and body to mindfully go where it needs to.
Hypnotherapy: I completed training through American Society of Clinical Hypnosis which gave me the skills to effectively apply hypnosis in my therapy practice. During hypnotherapy, guided relaxation is used to achieve a heightened state of awareness, and within this space the mind may become more responsive to unearthing thoughts buried within the subconscious and receptive to change. See "Resources" to learn more about Hypnosis or to start using this effective technique today.
Mindfulness therapies: I use mindfulness interventions to help my clients feel more grounded in the present. When we are mindfully present, we're able to then apply strategies to have a more nonjudgmental and accepting approach to the moment and our experiences. We don't have to be connected to those negative thoughts and feelings we experience, but instead look at them as the water in the bottom of the ocean peers at the waves above during a hurricane; from a calm, clear perspective.
Others: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Solution Focused, Integrative, Interpersonal, Play Therapy, Compassion Focused