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Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia Beach, VA
I was trained in EMDR level 1 and 2 through an EMDRIA approved agency in 2017. I am currently working through consultation to become certified as an EMDR therapist. Since I have been practicing this mode of therapy I have had the pleasure of witnessing so many walls broken, and healing from past traumas.
Escaping from our troubles often leaves people in a different place somewhere in their head. With mindfulness based approach I guide you through being present in the here and now to not miss another experience, but be fully present.
I am a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. I hold a certificate of Trauma Counseling from Regent University. I have done humanitarian work cross culturally in Romania, France, and Guatemala witnessing first hand trauma through poverty, homelessness, and domestic violence issues. Here in the states I have worked in not for profit agencies and government agencies with individuals dealing with trauma from all backgrounds.
In my experience working with both adults and children in not for profit organizations and government agencies PTSD has become the most frequent issue I treat. The countless traumatic stories both lived or witness by individuals I have treated have inspired me to help them find healing. It is for this reason that I specialize in treatment modalities such as EMDR, Flash, and Emotional Freedom Technique. My aim is to help them go from feeling stuck to experiencing freedom.
In my experience with working with individuals that are teens or adults who were raised in an environment where their mother was not nurturing or present results in attachment issues. This can look like avoidant attachment where the child that was dismissed results in an adult that is dismissing of relationships, or the child that had an insecure relationship with his mother grows up into the adult that is anxious, or disorganized attachment the abused or neglected child.
I have worked with not for profit women's organizations that are shelters for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Through these experiences I have gained a passion for working with women that feel like they that don't have a voice, choice, or feel trapped. My goal is to empower you from the confidence within to use your voice, make choices for yourself and find freedom.