Providing an accepting, safe space to heal from traumatic experiences. Specializing in the intersection of relationships, trauma, and HOPE.
Clinical Social Worker in Mansfield, TX
I have 5 years experience as a licensed social worker with individuals who also have relationship or couples issues. I work with couples using Gottman to to replace negative conflict patterns, repair past hurts, increase closeness and intimacy, deepen emotional connection and enhance couples shared goals.
Using detailed protocols and procedures for EMDR, I will help you activate your brain's natural healing processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. EMDR helps to remove the block and healing resumes.
DBT is a type of cognitive behavior therapy that combines mindfulness strategies while examining the "dialectics" of a given situation. Dialectical in this sense means that two things can be true at the same time, i.e. I want to lose weight AND I want to eat a bowl of ice cream. DBT helps to develop your "wise mind" to have more balance in thoughts and actions.
While working with people who have experienced complex trauma, I also began working with people who dissociate as a result of that trauma. I have specific training by Janina Fisher who developed an integrated approach of healing the fragmented selves of trauma survivors. This includes creating safety, coming to terms with traumatic experiences, "parts work"