About My Clients
Is anxiety or anger getting in your way of being heard by your spouse or a family member? Is depression driving you further away? Feeling misunderstood leaves us feeling empty or hurt as our bodies, minds and souls were created for connection. I would love to help you reconnect and feel better about yourself and in relationship to your loved one whether you have been hurt by a recent/past Traumatic experience or whether it be from repetitive disconnecting experiences with a loved one.
My Background and Approach
The understanding and skills that you will learn come from current brain studies, research on most effective skills for the brain and body connection, integration of psychology and family systems as well as the Christian faith in marriage and family, and discovery of your own inner strengths. I have received training in EMDR which I use frequently to resolve PTSD, Panic attacks, and emotional wounds from childhood neglect as well as the emotional scars from infidelity and divorce. I also use Internal Family Systems to help individuals and couples make in depth changes in order to create a true feeling of security. I offer Play therapy for children (4-12) and their parent(s) to help improve behavior issues, resolve trauma, and strengthen attachment. Parenting is included in a Play Therapy Treatment plan. I also work with adolescents combining both individual and family sessions. As clients are diverse I also incorporate Sandtray, Outdoor, Equestrian, and Art therapy as needed.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that anxiety, anger and depression are caused by developed patterns. Our brains are neuroplastic which means that the brain can form new pathways at anytime in life. Therefore, if we have thoughts and feelings that are causing us pain or distress we can learn new patterns of thinking, feeling and communicating that can bring us more peace, joy and connectedness to ourself as well as to others. I believe that much of our thinking and feeling comes from the way we see ourselves or believed others saw us when we were children especially our parents. I believe that most people are doing the best they can and just need a new perspective and new way to look at themselves and their relationships, whether this be in family or in couples. I believe that the brain can be unstuck from traumatic experience(s) or abuse and neglect in childhood and be freed from discomfort, pain and disconnect with oneself and with others. I believe it's time for a new you, and I would love to help.