“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky."BB
Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Supervised by Dr. Penny Hamblin, LCMHCS
The brain is a fascinating organ that produces amazing methods in protection. Dissociation is a method of protection that can interfere with daily living. Dissociative, depersonalization, and derealization disorders can be highly disruptive depending on how the brain has reacted to adverse experiences. Let me help you safely navigate the journey into the cause of your dissociation.
I have extensive training in spirituality, religion, and multiculturalism. Navigating one's beliefs or being abused by a religious system can be exceptionally painful. I can help you navigate your own path and find a place of healing and understanding your religious trauma.
PTSD is a reaction to an unusual event that should not have been experienced. It can create a lot of branches (behaviors) if the root (cause) is not carefully processed. Let's travel through the feelings that the experienced produced in order to find your path to mental wellness.
Having loved and lived with animals most of my life, I know the therapeutic benevolence animals offer is unparalleled. Research studies have shown the efficacy of human-animal interactions and the therapeutic benefits they provide for their owners and clients. As I have specialized in canine and equine-assisted psychotherapies, I highly encourage clients to interact with animals personally or in a more structured, therapeutically beneficial manner.
Experiencing trauma is not one's typical goal. We can come back from it, but it takes time. Being a trauma-informed therapist helps us find the light in our (what can feel extra dark) journey. We can work together to put your hurt parts to rest by utilizing neuroscience, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and other tailored-to-you approaches.
There's nothing more memorable than an experience! Using a hands-on approach to therapy is helpful for individuals who are kinetic learners or don't want to sit still any longer. Sometimes this looks like experiencing emotions; other times, it can be a more literal approach. Experiences shape us and define who we are and whom we become; providing low-risk experiences can help rewire the brain to understand an experience, a current commitment, or a future endeavor differently.