As a therapist, my passion lies in providing you with a diverse range of methods and specialties that are thoughtfully tailored to meet your unique needs. Even though our counseling sessions take place in the virtual space, I want to assure you that the efficacy of these mind-body connection therapy modalities remains just as potent as if we were meeting face-to-face.
Whether you're seeking the profound benefits of online EMDR, delving into the depths of your emotions through online somatic therapy, or fostering intimacy and connection via online couples therapy & sex therapy - rest assured that these approaches can be seamlessly integrated into our remote sessions.
Somatic therapy (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy)
I am certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a trauma-focused modality. One implication of trauma and PTSD is their impact on our nervous system. We work with these concerns using mindfulness of the present moment and focus on how we organize our experience using our 5 senses, emotions, internal sensations, movement, and posture.
EMDR and trauma-informed therapy
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). This evidence-based modality can be helpful in reduction of the after effects of trauma as well as PTSD, anxiety release and depression.
Couples & sex therapy
I am certified in couples & sex therapy through AACAST (American Association of Couple’s and Sex Therapists) This modality combines couples work and sex therapy. This training understands that our bodies and physicality impacts not only how we experience life but also our relationships with others, including marriage and other partnerships.
Systemic and Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Recognizing that from the moment we are born (and even before), we are embedded in multiple systems. While they might be unconscious, their influences are vast. These systems are both intra and inter-psychic. That is to say, systems that are inside us, and also between us and other people — like our family, peers, and the larger culture we’re a part of.
Solution-focused & strength-based therapy
Often, what we are doing well doesn’t get airtime in sessions. Looking for what is going “right” and deepening into this understanding can often take care of the issue without needing to directly work with the issue. Therapy is more than just “fixing problems.” It can also be a deeper exploration into what it means to be alive and an opportunity to shape and answer the question, “who do I wish to be and how can I clarify and manifest grace, joy, and life purpose.”
Attachment-based therapy & interpersonal neurobiology
When we were babies, our experience with our caregivers neurobiologically shaped and influenced us. Babies need caregivers to help them regulate their feelings. How, and how well, they were regulated eventually forms a patterned response/template that they carry with them into their adult lives. While we are more than this template, it is a foundation from which so much is built. We can explore this to help you better understand what you need to feel safe, to regulate, and to thrive.
Relational Gestalt therapy and a postmodern approach
Historically, the presumption of therapy held that the therapist is the expert. I believe that you are the expert of your life and your experience, and that it’s through collaboration that we can most effectively address your concerns.
If you'd like to learn more about me and my background, I encourage you to visit my About page. There, you'll discover insights into my professional journey, my certifications & education background, and the values that guide my practice. Or if you're curious about my therapeutic beliefs and approach, I invite you to explore my Beliefs page, where I delve deeper into my philosophies and methodologies.
And when you’re ready to start your transformational journey, feel free to reach out and schedule your complimentary consultation with me using the button below.