As an EMDR therapist, I continue to be astonished when a client leaves my office with the feeling that a very heavy load has been lifted from their shoulders. So many clients have been held back for years by unresolved issues from their past that have kept them from enjoying successes and happiness in their current life. Depression, anxiety, and PTSD have been constant companions for a long long time. Not able to change these feelings, they begin to feel discouraged and hopeless, believing it is impossible to resolve the unresolvable. In situations like these, and even less traumatic situations, I have found EMDR to be THE tool to use. It has been shown to have dramatic and lasting results backed by research and better yet, backed by the clients who who have experienced the results. It is used in trauma treatment, helping people address the challenges of their past, present, and future. Some clients have described EMDR as a process of weaving together fragments More >>> of thought and memory into a cohesive whole. An interesting aspect of EMDR is that it can be used to reduce distress as well as increase a sense of self-worth, self-confidence, and inner peace.
I remain up-to-date with my clinical training in EMDR by attending workshops throughout the state, attending local EMDRI monthly meetings, and receiving clinical consultation by a certified EMDR consultant. I currently am working on my certification in EMDR.
In addition to my training and expertise in EMDR, I am also a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Oregon, license number 1194. I received my master of arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco and my bachelor degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Education and competency are very important to me. Therefore, I continue my training in EMDR by attending consultation groups, as well as EMDR training workshops and conferences.
I take a holistic approach to therapy, concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of the individual and their family. I work with clients on partner relational issues, family of origin conflict, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, as well as other issues in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
I believe that participating in therapy can result in a number of benefits, including a better understanding of your personal goals and values, improved interpersonal relationships, and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy.
My hope is that with sensitivity, compassion and humor, I can help you identify strengths, as well as find solutions to a wide range of psychological issues.