Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) offers an opportunity to take a step back and re-evaluate how we think, feel and behave. So much of the time we are caught up in the story or narrative of what happened to us that we fail to pause and question what it is that we tell ourselves. CBT provides a guide to better understand and shift irrational ways in which we view ourselves, others and the world.
Trauma interferes with one's ability to live with true intention, purpose and meaning. EMDR offers an opportunity to begin the healing process by directly targeting memories that intrude upon sensory, emotional and mental aspects of the self.
I offer integrative mind & body services that include elements of psychotherapy, mindfulness and somatic (body) therapy. When the mind and body are working in concert with one another, proper balance between the rational and emotional parts of the brain is restored, allowing for emotional release, self-regulation and overall improvement in one's health and well-being.
Some of my most healing moments were in the presence of other women. A safe space where I could connect to that sacred place within and trust that I would be held, understood and not judged. Creating a healing space for women is an important part of my therapy practice.
Trauma manifests as mental, emotional and physiological symptoms that can result from exposure to a life threatening, distressing or extraordinary stressful situation(s) or event(s). It can change the landscape of one's entire being. Healing from trauma offers space to reconnect with one's true, authentic self. An opportunity to live a life filled with a deeper sense of intention, meaning and purpose.
Anxiety interferes with our ability to move freely in our lives. It negatively impacts our thinking, overshadows emotional states such as joy, contentment and a general sense of ease, and contributes to dyregulation in our body. To support the minimization of anxiety, I offer an integrative therapeutic approach that combines empirically validated treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy along with eastern practices of mindfulness and somatic (body) therapy.