Almost everyone experiences trauma. My wellness-focused approach utilizes your strengths to help move beyond the after-effects of hardship.
Counselor in San Diego, CA
I offer support to persons who have left or are thinking about leaving high-control cultic groups. Many of these are religious in nature. Education and support can help you transition into "the world" and cope with shunning. I also offer support to those who are concerned about a loved one's group membership.
I trained with Dr. Colin Ross (The Trauma Model) in his inpatient trauma treatment hospital program. I have over 20 years experience and extensive training for treating PTSD. I also help those who identify with Complex PTSD.. I offer treatment to military personnel and veterans via the Headstrong Project. There is no cost to the client for this service. Contact me to learn more.
Depression and anxiety are usually after-effects of trauma, dysfunctional family, parenting by immature adults and related circumstances.
I offer a variety of tools: EMDR, DBT, Internal Family Systems, trauma-informed cognitive work, anger expression, art work using SoulCollage(r), somatic work including breath training, use of 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions and more.
I help those who have been members of "cult" or high-control groups. These groups may be religious, secular, psychological or career-oriented (think Multi-Level-Marketing groups). Coercion, undue influence and oppression are often used by such groups and individuals may have difficulty establishing a life in freedom, after such membership. My own experience being a member of a repressive religious group, for 26 years, informs my work. I have also educated myself in order to be of service.
When you have been hurt by religious abuse or cult involvement, your spiritual outlook has often been damaged. My approach to offering support for those who have been wounded by group involvement is compassionate and practical. Using my own experience and education, I can offer a perspective not held by those without experience or knowledge. After such experiences, some don't want any formal connection with religion. That is understandable and something I respect. Let's talk about your needs!
Whether you are a college student coping with the stressors of campus life, an older person coming to terms with aging, a person coming out of a high-control group or coming to terms with your traumatic past, I can help you negotiate your new life. I offer support and practical tools for getting on with your life. Contact me to schedule a free, 20 minute consultation.
Whether you are a college student coping with the stressors of campus life, an older person coming to terms with aging, a person coming out of a high-control group or coming to terms with your traumatic past, I can help you heal and negotiate your new life. I offer support and practical tools for getting on with your life. Contact me to schedule a free, 20 minute consultation.