Specialized Skills:

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)  – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. It has also been found to be effective in the treatment of panic attacks, disturbing memories, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions, sexual and/or physical abuse.

Psychodynamic Insight Therapy  – the primary focus of which is to reveal the unconscious content of a persons psyche in order to bring relief from behavior and thought patterns that are harmful to a client’s functioning. In this way, it is similar to psychoanalysis, but psychodynamic therapy tends to be briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis. It also relies on the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist as a vehicle for growth. This form of therapy tends to be more eclectic, taking techniques from a variety of sources rather than relying on a single intervention.

Psycho/Physical Therapy (Somatic Psychology)  – PPT was developed by Bill Bowen, which is a treatment modality that synthesizes both psychological and body therapy concepts and techniques into one simultaneous process. A client’s physical, mental and spiritual issues are seen as parts of a complex interactive system where all parts are inseparable from the whole.

Family Systems Therapy  – Family Systems Therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that tends to look at the entire family’s functioning instead of seeing one family member as having “the issue”. It tends to view change in terms of the quality of the family members’ relationships.

Mindfulness Based Approaches – are designed to focus one’s attention on the present experience in a way that is non-judgmental. Mindfulness has its roots in Eastern techniques, in particular Buddhist meditation.  The practice requires that one observe and accept the present situation exactly as it is, regardless of whether that is good or bad. Mindfulness based approaches and contemplative approaches are becoming widely accepted methods for relieving symptoms related to many psychological issues and can be applied across many different population segments.

Yoga – is a commonly known term for the mental, physical and spiritual practices that can help one to attain a state of peace. Yoga is an ancient system of wellness that sees little or no separation among the mind and body. A simple example is when we have physical pain this impacts our mood which in turn effects our thinking and so on. Certain yoga poses are utilized to target particular body systems (i.e. immune, endocrine), mental states and when practiced regularly many people find relief. I am a Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified teacher. I have been teaching part-time since 2007, practicing since 2000 and find that yoga is a wonderful healing agent for myself and for my clients. Click on the link to learn more.