About My Clients
I begin the process with a 30-minute virtual consult to see if I would be a good fit as your counselor. Studies suggest that the biggest indicator of success early in treatment is a great personality match between therapist and client. I will spend time getting details about your case, and you get to decide if I’m the right clinician for you.
My Background and Approach
Here is what you can expect from me: 1. A nonjudgmental and compassionate space to explore personal choices and determine areas to improve. 2. Better skills to improve emotional communication and self expression. 3. Behavioral strategies to improve your relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. 4. Plenty of humor to lift us up especially when things are bleak. 5. Help with substance abuse, panic attacks, negative self talk, chronic stress, and unexpected aggression in relationships.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I’ve trained with lots of remarkable psychologists and gifted spiritual healers during my lifetime. I believe that the best therapists have done lots of their own personal work. I work primarily as a trauma therapist. I love my work, and I really enjoy working with clients and helping them find relief. Out of all the tools that I work with, EMDR is the most effective. We'll begin with some psycho-education around trauma and how it works. The better the client is educated around the treatment, the more effective EMDR becomes when we start processing painful affect. Once I've got a good history and we've developed rapport, then we'll work on resourcing and systematically target each specific trauma individually. Here are some good resources about trauma to consider reading: "Getting Past Your Past" by Francine Shapiro (EMDR guru) "The Body Keeps Score" by Bessel Van der Kolk "Trauma is Really Strange" by Steve Haines & Sophie Standing