My approach is best described as holistic, trauma informed psychotherapy. I draw from multiple therapeutic disciplines to develop a treatment plan that best suits your unique history and goals for the therapy. A typical session might include; slowing down in a mindful way to attend to subtle body information, practicing tools that help manage anxiety, fatigue, depression and overwhelm, helping clients move toward EMDR processing to resolve trauma.
Somatic or body-centered work is always your choice and is informed by a sense of safety and readiness. I have found that a body-centered approach that is active and engaging allows clients take an active role in their own unfolding and promotes greater awareness and change. By attending to the present moment experience mindfully, the past experiences in need of healing will present themselves to be held by the therapy.
Attachment Focused emdr
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a highly effective, evidence-based form of therapy used to treat trauma. Research supports its effectiveness in working with PTSD as well as complex trauma from childhood that often manifests as depression, anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
"EMDR therapy incorporates eye movements or other bilateral stimulation into a comprehensive approach that processes and releases information trapped in the mind and body, freeing people from disturbing images and body sensations, debilitating emotions, and restrictive beliefs." L.Parnell.
My training is in Attachment-focused EMDR, developed by Dr. Laurel Parnell to incorporate an attachment-repair orientation to all phases of EMDR work. I have found it to be highly effective in addressing both recent and past traumas, treating issues ranging from childhood sexual abuse, anxiety and depression, and work related stressors.