Services

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a joint process between a person in therapy and your therapist. The most popular form of therapy, we will work together one on one to identify what you would like to change or understand about yourself. You will be in the driver's seat, taking charge of your own journey in reaching your goals. My role as your therapist is to help guide you when you're feeling stuck, to walk by your side through your experiences, and to help you identify patterns that may arise.

 

What can you expect to happen during individual therapy? During the first session, we will speak about what you hope to seek by attending therapy. This can include background information about you as well as your goals, hopes for therapy, and obstacles you are facing. During this time it is also beneficial to determine if we will be a good fit. After the initial session, we will work collaboratively toward your therapeutic goals.

Individual therapy is an eclectic form of therapy that includes all sorts of modalities. It is not specified to just EMDR or past trauma but includes aspects of all types of therapy that fit your particular needs. I enjoy using psychodynamic, ACT, EFT, mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and other modalities as necessary.

More information: https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/modes/individual-therapy

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EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. EMDR is a simple model of therapy using Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) - usually in the form of eye movements, tapping, or auditory tones - in order to accelerate the brain’s capacity to process and heal a troubling memory or thought. BLS produces the same eye motions which occur during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. BLS causes two regions of the brain to work in connection in order to reprocess a memory or thought. Some clients can experience relief or positive effects in just a few sessions, while others may require more time to process.

                                                                          

Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for the treatment of: posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, stress, sexual and physical abuse, disturbing, memories, complicated grief, substance use disorders, chronic pain, and migraines.        

More information: https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

 

Prolonged Exposure

Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) is a form of psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After a traumatic event, some people experience unwanted thoughts, disturbing nightmares, feelings of hopelessness, depression, and hypervigilance. If you have these symptoms, you understandably want to avoid thoughts, feelings, and things that remind you of the trauma. The goal of PE is to gradually help you reengage with life, especially with things you have been avoiding. By doing so, you will strengthen your ability to distinguish safety from danger and decrease your PTSD symptoms.

PE is appropriate for anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The treatment involves Imaginal Exposure and In Vivo Exposure. During Imaginal Exposure sessions, you will discuss some of the events of your trauma. In Vivo Exposure, meaning “in life,” sessions involve your real-life interaction with safe things that you have been avoiding. PE is based on associative learning theory.

More information: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/

therapy-types/prolonged-exposure-therapy

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Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) is a form of psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After a traumatic event, some people experience unwanted thoughts, disturbing nightmares, feelings of hopelessness, depression, and hypervigilance. If you have these symptoms, you understandably want to avoid thoughts, feelings, and things that remind you of the trauma. The goal of PE is to gradually help you reengage with life, especially with things you have been avoiding. By doing so, you will strengthen your ability to distinguish safety from danger and decrease your PTSD symptoms.

PE is appropriate for anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The treatment involves Imaginal Exposure and In Vivo Exposure. During Imaginal Exposure sessions, you will discuss some of the events of your trauma. In Vivo Exposure, meaning “in life,” sessions involve your real-life interaction with safe things that you have been avoiding. PE is based on associative learning theory.

More information: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/

therapy-types/prolonged-exposure-therapy

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Yoga Therapy

Trauma doesn’t just affect the mind — it can also be held in the body. Trauma-informed yoga is an approach to regular yoga that addresses the specific needs and symptoms of trauma survivors.

 

Trauma-informed yoga is less about how poses are executed and more about the feeling of embodiment (being within your body) within a pose. Establishing presence and finding a sense of grounding can help you connect to your mind and body in a way that feels secure.

 

Trauma-informed yoga can help you to: increase body awareness in a safe and controlled way, which can promote feelings of physical, emotional, and psychological safety, address nervous system dysregulation, dissociation, and feelings of disconnection from the body or surroundings, which are common after experiencing trauma and to work through body-based trauma symptoms that are held in the hips, shoulders, back, neck, stomach, chest, and more.

 

I am offering individual 1:1 trauma healing yoga therapy.

More information: https://psychcentral.com/health/what-is-trauma-informed-yoga

 

Integrative Life Coaching

As a therapist and a coach, I guide people to reimagine their life and purpose to create lasting change in their lives. My work focuses on the intersection of mindfulness, goal-setting, wound healing, regulation, and creating a more integrated sense of self. I invite you to imagine that change for you is possible.

Life coaching is a process of discovery. You discover your inner gifts, talents, and dreams buried under years of emotional trauma and mental chatter. A traditional life coach is someone who guides you to reach goals and make changes in all areas of your life. An integrative life coach does that AND helps you to heal while empowering you to change your life with coaching tools, techniques, and action plans. As a coach, my job is to help you unlock your potential and empower you to be your absolute best. 

Coaching or therapy? This is a decision that relies on what your goals are. The main focus of therapy is to focus on mental health and emotional healing, while coaching focuses on setting and achieving goals. 

More information: https://iwacoaching.com/about-integrative-life-coaching/

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