My experience with EMDR is that it travels to places in the counseling process that talk therapy can not. EMDR helps our heart and head get on the same page – so we finally feel like an event is behind us, that negative inner critic no longer has power, and we can feel whole. I hold the same amazement my clients experience every time we go through the EMDR process. At first, my clients are usually skeptical – how are these eye movements, tappers, or alternating sounds really going to help integrate the things we discussed? By the end of the session(s), clients report being able to put a difficult memory or problem in its rightful place in their mind. Events or negative beliefs that have bothered them for years no longer have the power to limit their lives.
In addition to my training in EMDR, I hold 3 separate graduate degrees More >>> which focused on individual counseling, career theory and motivation, and family and marriage therapy. I have blended these together with other post graduate trainings and certifications to become an integrative therapist. I help clients with personal challenges ranging from negative belief systems holding them back, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. With couples and families, we focus on communication, understanding different perspectives, creating stronger connections, and how our childhood experience can be influencing these relationships. I have found EMDR to be very helpful in the career counseling process to help clients get unstuck in the job search process, uncover career dreams, enhance performance for interviewing, and gain relief from trauma from workplace bullying. I also provide more technical career guidance such as help in resume writing, interview preparation, job search strategies, and career assessments.
My style is welcoming, active, and conversational. It’s important to have a well-trained therapist in front of you, but I think the relationship you have with me (or another therapist) is the most important ingredient to what will make counseling effective and have a long lasting impact. If you don’t feel comfortable, safe, or have a genuine connection – there isn’t going to be a lot of healing taking place. I believe the more open and authentic I am in my counseling relationships, the easier it is for my clients to be themselves with me and for other people in their life. Please visit my website https://ctintegrativecounseling.com/ to learn more.