You are devastated. You don't think you will ever be the same again. Your life will always be "before" it happened and "after" it happened. Whether it is the loss of a child, spouse, marriage - or realizing the relationship you *thought* you had never existed - grief is all encompassing. It gnaws at your very core. While I cannot change what happened, I can help you process the loss and move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and hope.
You dread it. The sudden dizziness, or the feeling of needing to crawl out of your skin. You feel like you are going crazy. You are constantly on edge and tense. Sometimes you even avoid places or events because you don't want to feel this again. Anxiety effects us all in different ways - and I am well versed in how to help. My goal is to help you not only manage your anxiety, but treat the core of it so you can have your life back.
You hate that because of what someone else did to you, you bear the consequences. You hate that the things that happened continue to bother you and affect your relationships, your health, your life. Whether the abuse was ongoing, or one or two occasions - it can still have a profound effect on you. You might even feel like it defines you. I help people put the past in the past where it belongs so you no longer feel defined by it and feel free.
Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback focuses on treating an overactive "fight or flight" system, so that when you feel your anxiety go into overdrive, you have the tools to physiologically bring down your anxiety. You can actually control your heart rhythms! Athletes, musicians, olympians and others utilize these very same techniques to help them achieve peak performance.
CBT helps people discover the negative thoughts that are creating suffering. You and I examine those thoughts and identify the evidence for, or against, them. The purpose of this treatment is to help you address the false negative self talk that is driving depression, anxiety, low self esteem and other distress.
EMDR is a therapy that is specifically focused on treating trauma and PTSD. Those memories that haunt you can be put in the past, where they belong. EMDR allows you to recall the event or memory without the emotional distress connected to it. It allows your past to no longer define you so you can stop being held back by it!