A big topic that deserves its own page! Learn more about what causes trauma, types of trauma and EMDR on this page. EMDR therapy has been proven to reduce or eliminate symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is recognized as an effective treatment by the World Health Organization, the American Psychiatric Association, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other international agencies.
Research shows that CBT can be especially effective for anxiety and depression. CBT focuses on identifying, challenging and reframing negative thoughts; coping strategies; and gradual exposure to feared situations.
SFT sees problems as separate from the person. It emphasizes what you are already doing well (or have done well in the past) and how you can do more of that. SFT's step-by-step approach to overcoming problems makes it practical and focused.
EMDR is focused on getting to the root of problems. It targets stressful or traumatizing events that continue to affect you in the present and uses bilateral stimulation, like eye movements or tapping, to reprocess these experiences. Learn more.
This is a practice of becoming more present and aware of the thoughts, feelings and sensations you experience, without judgment. Becoming mindful helps you to have choice in how you respond to a situation instead of being reactive or impulsive.
I see you as the expert on yourself, with the strengths and capacity to achieve your potential for growth. Therapy provides a supportive, nonjudgmental place for you to explore your thoughts and emotions and tap into your inner resources for growth and change.
I use Internal Family Systems and Ego-State Therapy to explore the different "parts" or aspects that make up your personality. Parts work is useful for resolving inner conflicts, accessing strengths and self-compassion and in the treatment of dissociation.
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