Hello, I'm Tony. You've taken the first step in writing the next chapter of your life. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in West Dummerston, VT
Stuck does not equal broken. Living a purposeful and meaningful life is possible even in the midst of anxiety, depression, addictive behavior, and other common barriers. ACT is an evidence-based psychotherapy rooted in non-religious Zen Buddhism. It teaches ways to fully connect to the desire for life which is always present, develop acceptance, and to resist the urge to control natural yet painful emotions. When doing so, we suffer less and are able to find more fulfillment in life.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a safe, compassionate, evidence-based and self-directed therapy to help resolve anxiety, fears, phobias, enhance personal performance, decrease the sting of traumatic memories, and more! I received my basic and advanced EMDR training in Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), which aims to resolve (get to the "root of") what may be causing imbalances. I am also trained in the Flash Technique, which assists in managing acute stress.
Connect with your inner resources to increase mental flexibility and live a life full of meaning and vitality, despite what tends to get in the way. ACT is a fun, client-centered, evidence-based form of cognitive therapy influenced by a Western interpretation of Buddhist Philosophy.
No matter what, all people are working toward self-actualization. Meaning people are trying to be the best version of themselves, even when approaching this in a way that harms themselves or others. From this perspective, I work to help people connect with their core values and humanity, connect to them fully, and experience the love and acceptance that they seek from themselves and others with authenticity.