Areas of Focus
Individual, couples and family therapy with the following treatment specialization:
Trauma, including Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Crime and Accidents
Gender and Sexuality Issues - Including "Coming Out"
Couples and Relationship Counseling - including LGBTQ
Depression & Anxiety Management
It's ok to ask for help. Even the strongest people deserve to fall apart sometimes...but why wait until there's a major crisis? I offer a judgement free environment where we can explore, together, what may be causing missed connections in your life.
You, the Client, have a right to know that I practice from a Psychodynamic perspective; that is - our behavior and feelings are powerfully affected by unconscious mind and our childhood experiences shape our adult conflicts and quality of life. This means that we will be looking at patterns in your current life and relating them back to past experiences so that you can have a fuller view of who you are as a person. I am also sensitive to you as an individual and realize that reflection is not merely enough. Thus, in attempting to reach your therapeutic goals, I will at times engage you in activities and homework designed around cognitive restructuring. No therapy will be administered without your full consent. You can, at any time, choose to stop our therapeutic relationship without penalty of any kind.
I received complete basic training in EMDR therapy through the EMDR Institute, an internationally recognized training program for EMDR. In addition to the training, I regularly participate in professional consultation sessions and conferences to keep up to date on the newest techniques, technologies and protocols.
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy 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 requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma." (EMDR Institute, Inc, https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/, 2019)