Areas of Focus
What I Provide
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
Focused on promoting mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help individuals with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills
The function of DBT Skills is to help enhance a client’s capabilities. There are four skills taught in DBT: Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment; Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it; Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others; Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you want to change.
Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It can be conducted in group (any size) and/or individual modality. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories), thus making it relevant to a very broad range of clients and easy to implement.
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The focus is mainly on thought patterns are responsible for negative emotional and behavioral patterns.