I use what I call a past, present, and future approach:
Past: The way we perceive and experience the present is influenced by the past, especially our childhood, and I help you gain insight into this in a way that helps validate your current symptoms. Most of us have wounds from childhood, some are considered “big” or traumatic wounds, others “small” or subtle. One of the ways how I help you heal is by using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an effective and efficient method for treating trauma.
Present: I help you build a toolbox of coping skills to manage difficult emotions and anxiety in your present life, using EMDR, CBT, DBT, and ACT techniques. I help you become more aware and present in the moment using mindfulness and meditation, and to be more kind to yourself.
Future: I help you instill hope for the future by helping you set goals, exploring and building on strengths, and increasing awareness of the positive.