Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy 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 simultaneously 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 does the work on its own to heal you. Studies show that EMDR therapy can “yield the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.”
No matter your gender, race, or economic status, addiction doesn’t discriminate. Addiction touches the lives of all of us in some way, and it can be frustrating and confusing to navigate through the journey of sobriety. This is not only true for an individual in recovery, but also for the 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 maintain sobriety. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone.
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or other mood instability, it can be difficult to face your troubles and make the commitment to therapy. Together, we work through this, addressing your underlying issues and current struggles to help you take steps towards a more fulfilled and positive life.
In a safe, supportive therapeutic environment, I help you recognize your own strengths and build upon your support systems. I believe therapy can help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself if you let it. Together, we create the positive changes you are looking to make in your life.
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 feel stuck with your significant other, repeating arguments and 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 navigating the process of taking positive action in your relationships. This will often involve practicing effective communication skills and learning how to increase positive interactions with others. We work on building the skills you need to thrive in your relationships.