I am an experienced trauma therapist (physical, sexual, medical, attachment) and have found EMDR therapy to be effective in reducing distressing symptoms more efficiently and thoroughly than many other forms of therapy. EMDR therapy facilitates processing and integration by addressing all the different levels of experiential organization in a compassionate organic manner. EMDR has been an incredible addition to my professional skill set, and I am honored to be able to offer this powerful therapy to clients. I am culturally sensitive and have a strong commitment to working with my local LGBTQ community, and other diverse identities/cultures, and lifestyles.
I am EMDR Certified as well as an EMDRIA approved Consultant. Additionally, I am well trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am a Certified Sensorimotor More >>> Advanced Practitioner and trained in Neurofeedback. I am able to offer a range of powerful therapies that provide a comprehensive approach to working with trauma, promoting health, and facilitating performance enhancement.
Mindfulness, balance, growth, and empowerment. It is possible to achieve a higher level of inner peace and reduce unnecessary suffering. We all can "lose our way" at times and find ourselves in situations that are difficult and painful. I believe that these crises can hold within them tremendous opportunities for growth and strengthening. Although most enter therapy during a crisis, the therapeutic process need not also feel painful or traumatizing. I try to create a safe, affirming, relevant, and even enjoyable therapeutic experience for my clients. The transformation of suffering into a resource of personal strength, helps ALL experiences feel worthwhile. The mental, emotional, and relational peacefulness that emerges is the result that we all strive to achieve.
My style is warm, direct, and interactive. I collaborate with my clients to achieve a sense of purpose and relevancy in our work together. My youthful energy, pragmatic approach, and extensive experience allow me to engage easily with children and adolescents. I am honored to assist my clients in transforming suffering into wisdom and a higher level of resiliency.
My Practice Experience, Specialties & Certifications
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety & Stress Management
Death & Dying
Gay & Lesbian
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Depression & Sadness
Acute Stress Disorder
Grief & Loss
Aging & Retirement
Sexual Assault & Rape
PTSD or Trauma History
Domestic Violence & Spousal Abuse
Police, Fire, First Responders
Sexual Abuse (Childhood)
Natural Disaster (Flood, Hurricane, Tornado, Earthquake)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy (John Gottman)
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