EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a brain-based therapy that targets maladaptive networks in the brain and rewires them to develop healthier responses to life stressors. It is scientifically proven to be effective in treating trauma and PTSD.
In a session, I lead you in a series of bilateral eye movements while you focus on various aspects of an upsetting memory. Gradually, your thoughts shift to more pleasant ones. Without the need for extensive talk therapy, your brain heals itself. Studies show that EMDR can “yield the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.”
When you are dealing with anxiety, it can be difficult to face your troubles and make the commitment to therapy. Together, we can work through this, addressing your underlying issues and current struggles to help you take steps towards a more fulfilled and positive life.
In a supportive therapeutic environment, I can help you recognize your own strengths and build upon your support system. I believe therapy can help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself if you let it. Together, we can create the positive changes you are looking to make in your life, free of worry and anxiety.
No matter your gender, race, or economic status, addiction doesn’t discriminate. Addiction touches the lives of all of us in some way, and the journey to recovery can be frustrating and confusing. This is not only true for an addict, but also for loved ones who are going through their own process.
My approach to addiction recovery is a strengths-based approach. We not only examine the effects of your past, but we also focus on how to build your support system and utilize your strengths to create the life you want to be living. The most important thing to remember is that you have support and you are not alone.
Are you starting a new job? Moving and just settling into a new home? Starting or ending a significant relationship? Dealing with the loss of a loved one? Life is always changing, sometimes in small ways and sometimes in bigger ways. If you are struggling while going through a life transition, I can support you.
In therapy, we work together to sort out the difficulties you might be experiencing so we can make your transition manageable and maybe even enjoyable. I can help you work towards creating the life you want by encouraging new perspectives and helping you make positive choices that will lead you to happiness and contentment.
Relationships can be difficult to navigate at times. Family, friends, romantic partners, roommates, coworkers... you name it. You may be experiencing difficulties with a family member. Or maybe you and your partner feel stuck, repeating unhealthy patterns or dealing with trust issues or infidelity.
Whatever your frustration, therapy can give you perspective and relationship tools. I am here to support you in taking positive action in your relationships. This will often involve practicing communication skills and learning how to increase positive interactions with others. We work on building the skills you need to thrive in your relationships.
Sometimes you might find it hard to communicate with your partner, perhaps engaging in ongoing hurtful patterns or having the same argument on repeat. Maybe you're unsure about the future of the relationship, or maybe you just want to feel more in love.
Individuals change as life moves forward, and some partners change together and some move in different directions. Coming to therapy can help you not only understand your partner, but also understand yourself. This can help you learn how to improve communication, increase healthy behaviors, and feel satisfied in your relationship.