Trauma-informed \ EMDR
Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). This evidence-based modality can be helpful in reduction of the after effects of trauma.
Somatic \ Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Trained in Level 1 and 2 in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a trauma-focused modality. One implication of trauma is its 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.
Systemic \ Internal Family Systems
Recognizing that from the moment we are born (and even before), we are embedded in multiple systems that might be unconscious, yet 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. Being systemic also means that the relationship that you and I will develop in therapy has an impact that can be meaningful to consider.
Couples & Sex Therapy \ Inter-Analytic through AACAST
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.
Strength-based \ Solution-focused
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.”
Post Modern \ Relational Gestalt
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 through collaboration we can most effectively address your concerns.
Attachment \ 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.