I am able to offer individual and couples counseling. Counseling consists of meeting with me on a regular basis, as often as once a week, and working on goals that we will set together at the beginning. It is important that you are an active participant in creating these goals, as you are the expert of your journey. I utilize many different types of therapy that I have received advanced training in. Some of these therapies include the following:
Counseling for New Mothers
For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.”
For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening.
Counseling for Trauma
Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster.
While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back with resiliency, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed.
Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing employs a body based technique called bilateral simulation, during which the therapist will guide a client through eye movements, taps, or tones in order to move a memory that has been incorrectly stored to a more functional part of the brain. For more in-depth information visit the EMDRIA website or reach out to me with questions.
Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy is an approach that looks at old ways we have learned to be in a relationship with ourselves and the most important people in our life that might be blocking us from feeling safe and secure. It focuses on finding ways to connect to our truest attachment needs and finding a way to express those needs to each other in a safe way and explore ways that we can feel those needs met with each other. For more in-depth information visit the ICEEFT website or reach out to me with questions.
Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders. It focuses on learning and attuning to the physiology of our nervous system and starting to allow processes to engage in a healthy way to release stored old physiological states of fight, flight, or freeze. For more in-depth information visit the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute website or reach out to me with questions.