Uncover Your "Good Enough" Self
I work with individual adults on a weekly or twice-weekly basis, on the following issues:
1. If you're struggling with perfectionism
2. If you have grown up with challenging family dynamics that are still impacting you (complex trauma)
3. If you've survived sexual assault, rape, molestation, and/or harassment - whether as an adult or as a child.
Some of the symptoms you may be experiencing are destructive relationship patterns, depression, anxiety, compulsive and repetitive behaviors (drinking, eating, obsessive thinking, etc.), controlling behavior, and low self-esteem, among others.
Find Common Ground with Each Other Again
“If only he/she would change!” is a common plea I hear when people first come in for couple’s counseling. My work explores the specific dynamics you’ve created together, how you can better communicate with one another, and work with you both to determine whether the relationship will become more vibrant and healthy, or whether you need help separating. I work with both opposite-sex and single-sex couples of diverse backgrounds.
Evidence-Based Treatment for Trauma
EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is an evidence-based treatment to clear past traumas. When a trauma occurs it seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts and feelings. EMDR uses eye movements or other bilateral stimulation to unlock the nervous system and allow the mind and body to process the experience. It is important to remember that it is your own brain that does the healing and that you are the one in control.
EMDR has been extensively researched as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as to treat the psychological effects of smaller traumas that manifest in symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem, creativity blocks, and relationship difficulties.
I am certified by EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) and have trained with Dr. Laurel Parnell of the Parnell Institute in the practice of EMDR and AF-EMDR (Attachment-Focused EMDR), which combines the latest in attachment theory and research into the use of EMDR.