Providing Compassionate and Effective Therapy  

I draw from over 12 years of experience as a counselor. I work with adults seeking a collaborative and relational approach. I primarily utilize Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR and Internal Family Systems. 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a somatic, humanistic and psychodynamic treatment that draws from neuroscience, attachment theory, mindfulness and cognitive approaches.

Our present-day and past experiences impact not only our thoughts and emotions but our brains and bodies. The field the psychology is seeing an increase in therapy approaches, such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, that integrate mind and body. Research helps us better understand the psychology and biology of bodily-based emotional states and the need for integration of the mind and body in order to heal and achieve transformation. Unprocessed somatic responses are shown to contribute to many symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, feeling stuck, self-esteem and trauma. These symptoms affect the body, specifically the nervous system. Therefore these therapies use the body as a primary entry point in processing these symptoms.

If you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem or feeling stuck, is an effective approach to address and involve your body in the healing process directly.

EMDR 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.

Internal Family Systems IFS is talk therapy in which you work with a therapist to identify and understand the specific sub-personalities or families that make up your internal mental system. IFS is particularly effective at treating eating disorders, trauma, complex trauma, relationship issues, addictions, compulsive behavior and suicidal ideation.

When working with eating disorders, I use the Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating models. When appropriate, I may refer a client to work with a nutritionist and a primary care provider as a part of treatment.

Specialities:

Anxiety

Depression

Trauma (Complex Trauma, single incident trauma/PTSD)

Eating Disorders

Relationship Issues

Addictions

Life Transitions (Career, Prenatal/Postpartum, Parenting, Marriage, Divorce, etc)