I believe that the only way out is through, which is the foundation of my therapeutic method. I combine Eastern mindfulness with Western developmental, neurobiological and attachment-based approaches that I use to help my clients address root causes of emotional issues and cultivate their unique attributes and strengths.
I strive to provide counseling inclusive of persons representing a variety of groups defined by race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, diversity of thought, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, and religion, among others.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment 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 therapy, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain required a long time to heal, EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body heals from physical trauma.
I am certified in SAFE (Somatic Attachment Focused EMDR) and use it to treat a variety of mental health challenges from feeling stuck in behavioral patterns to complex trauma.
In individual work, I address issues ranging from sexual trauma, to low self esteem, self criticism, depression and anxiety. Using mindfulness, EMDR and somatic approaches, we will bring awareness to patterns that prevent you from reaching your goals and creating supportive, meaningful relationships. By making slight shifts in old habits, you will begin to see your inner and outer world unfold.
I approach couples counseling from developmental and attachment-based models. In sessions we will explore, in real time, how the couple challenges, supports and co-regulates as a unit. We begin by observing the attachment styles of each member, meaning, how do you respond to interpersonal stress? Then explore how these attachment styles also give each member of the couple information about what the other needs. We will often recreate life stressors in session and work through them together. Sessions can last one to two hours, depending on what we explore.