I provide individual, couples and family therapy.
My treatment specializations include:
- Relationship Issues
- Addiction and Recovery
- Eating Disorders
- Parenting Support
- Stress Management
- PTSD related to auto accidents, medical procedures and other significant life events.
- Divorce Recovery
I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients'
individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Some of the approaches include:
Somatic Experiencing is a body-centered approach to trauma that is based on the research and clinical work of Dr. Peter Levine. Somatic Experiencing assumes that all individuals have the innate ability to heal from overwhelming events when the right conditions are created. Somatic Experiencing restores physiological and emotional balance and helps individuals feel more alive, balanced and whole. This work is experiential and is most useful with those who have difficulty regulating their emotions, are unable to feel calm and relaxed and need more effective ways to manage stress. Somatic experiencing helps individuals resolve difficult experiences from the past that are affecting their ability to live life more fully in the present.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Internal Family Systems is therapeutic model that views psychological symptoms as strategies for self-preservation. Internal Family Systems allows individuals to explore feelings and old behavior patterns with compassion and to tend to vulnerable parts of themselves that have often been neglected and overlooked. This work is also experiential and can lead to deep healing and resolution of long-standing adaptive behavior patterns.
Trauma Resolution Therapy
In my experience, traditional talk therapy is important but not sufficient for working through trauma. Brain research suggests that trauma is stored in parts of the brain that cannot be accessed verbally. Therefore, it is true that some traumatic experiences have not been "speakable". I believe that the body bears the burden of trauma and that therapy must help the body tell it's story. In my work, I use Somatic Experiencing and Internal Family Systems to gently unlock old trauma so that it can be processed and find it's rightful place in the past.
Eating Disorder Recovery
I believe that eating disorders are complex psychological disorders that require a holistic treatment approach. In my 10+ years of experience, I have found that eating disorders are often the result of an individual's efforts to manage his/her emotional experience. This is often a result of unresolved issues from the past. I believe that individuals must understand the function of their eating disorders, how and why they developed and learn more adaptive strategies for managing life in the present. I use cognitive, interpersonal, experiential and body-centered interventions to help individuals achieve long-term recovery.