How many long words and acronyms are there?
These are some of the approaches and tools I use.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - It's a mouthful. But it means that we work with the body-heart-mind connections. Because what we think influences what we feel and how we approach the world. How we feel can definitely impact our actions and reactions. And our actions can influence what we feel and think too. So, we work with all three to shift your world. Along the way, you'll notice that you view the world differently.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - This structured modality uses bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements or tapping) while the client briefly focuses on a trauma memory. EMDR is extensively researched as effective for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and those suffering trauma symptoms. Additional studies also show use in helping reduce or relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic pain and other symptoms. EMDR can be used for "Big T" as well as "Little T" trauma events. I was fully trained in EMDR in 2020 and continue to pursue an additional full certification through EMDRIA.
Mindfulness - Yup! There's that word again. Not just meditation, mindfulness helps us feel more connected with ourselves, with those around us, and with that which is beyond us. We also work with relaxation techniques to help you turn down your stress reactions.
Spiritual connection - Who knew?! Yes, studies are showing across treatment types that spiritual practices improve outcomes. People yearn to connect to a larger Being – known by many names including the Source of All Love, God, Spirit, Allah, the Universe, Jesus, Yahweh, the I Am, and so on.
Nope, there are techniques from any of a number of other branches of psychotherapy. Some approaches are pulled from Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I am also a big fan of games, expressive writing and art.
And … I listen to you. You know what has worked in the past and what isn't your groove.
We collaborate on your whole-person care, building your skills and celebrating your achievements.
I am on Team YOU.