I provide outpatient counseling for adults experiencing trauma symptoms, anxiety and depression as a result of adverse life experiences. I use a combination of talk therapy including Internal Family Systems and the following interventions, tailored to the treatment goals of each client.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
A structured, extensively researched, efficient therapy that uses bilateral stimulation (eye movements, tapping or auditory) to rewire or change the way traumatic memories are stored. It's much like unclogging a drain. Once the pipe is cleared of the block, water flows freely as it is meant to. By processing using EMDR, the brain, emotions and body are able to work in unison, allowing the self to make choices versus having a trauma response (fight/flight/freeze) when faced with a memory, experience or relational interaction.
The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)
A music-centered, experiential therapy based on Jungian and transpersonal psychology. Specialized music is played to integrate mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of well-being. Through invitation of an intention and the guidance of the therapist you may gain insights into experiences you have had, process emotions, awaken creativity, gain new perspectives on your life and feel empowered to address them with renewed energy. GIM works well for issues such as trauma, anxiety, grief and increasing confidence. Qualitative and quantitative research methods have been shown the potential benefits of this intervention.
Circles of Self Assessment (COS)
A projective psychological assessment that opens the door to greater insight into current psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical functioning. The COS is rooted in Jungian psychology, color theory, and archetypal symbolism existent across cultures.
Mandalas Drawing and interpretation of mandalas to express unconscious feelings and gain insights.
***Learn more about EMDR, GIM and the COS assessment in the resources section.***