Hi I'm Ally! I help you heal through past traumas, manage and regulate your emotions, and gain a better understanding of your story.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
I specialize in working with those who live with Borderline Personality Disorder by using DBT techniques and strategies to help you identify your authentic self.
I believe that addiction is a disease and I also believe it is a symptom of underlying issues. I work with you to identify the root causes of "picking up" so that you can learn the skills needed to maintain a life of recovery and fulfillment.
I work with those who live with various types of trauma including complex PTSD.
Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective? If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve.
Does this sound familiar? “I constantly question my goodness. Am I good or evil? It feels as though if it were possible, there are two of me living inside one body. And each day they war against each other, over every choice and opportunity that comes my way. All my soul wants is balance.” When you have Borderline Personality Disorder, you may have a hard time controlling your emotions. I can help you understand ways to live with BPD in a way that provides meaning for you.
Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. Through techniques such as Brainspotting & EMDR, we can work together to help you heal from your past traumas and live in today.
Brainspotting is an advanced brain-body therapy that focuses on identifying, processing, and releasing imbalances, trauma, and residual emotional stress. It is based on the premise that ‘where you look affects how you feel’ and finds that eye positions correlate with unconscious, emotional experiences. It reaches parts of the brain that are not generally accessed through traditional talk therapy approaches.
Do you feel your mind is being pulled in a hundred different directions at once? Do you have a hard time handling some of your emotions, and does this cause any problems in your relationships? Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) offers individuals comprehensive skills to manage painful memories and emotions and decrease conflicts in their relationships.
CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response. Cognitive behavioral therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.
Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional belief that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.