I help trauma survivors reclaim their lives and identity. The patterns of pain you've endured can change. Let's do this together.
Counselor in Vancouver, WA
Experiences of trauma include childhood abuse or neglect, abandonment, betrayal, acute traumatic experiences, or any experience that currently impacts your ability to function fully. Your history does not define you and does not have to be a life-sentence. I work with you through brain-based, body-based, and emotion-focused approaches to heal and thrive.
Often we find ourselves in relationships and situations where we feel used, resentful and hurt, waiting for the other person to notice our efforts and give us the love we need. It is in these relationships we often betray our own boundaries and needs in exchange for supporting the needs of others. This cycle can leave us exhausted and hopeless. I work with you to gain insight and form new patterns of relating to finally get your needs met.
I focus on adolescent and Adult ADHD, particularly in girls and women. ADHD can severely impact how we feel about ourselves, how we relate to others, and what kind of risks we take in work and life. I work with you to build self esteem, confidence in your abilities and relationships, and discover the "super power" that ADHD can truly be.
Brainspotting therapy harnesses the body’s natural healing by locating a point of vision that correlates with inner neural, somatic, and emotional experiences. These eye positions, called Brainspots, access the subcortical brain, which is the inner part of our brain that holds emotional, non-verbal, and trauma memory. Accessing these brainspots lead to healing and resolution of issues that are held deeply held in the brain and body.
IFS is an evidenced based therapy that uses "parts" of us to explore and resolve internal conflicts, depression, trauma, and anxiety. IFS and "ego state" therapy helps us to "get to know" all sides of ourselves, increase self-compassion, and value our natural protective strengths.
EFT focuses on individual emotional states (or lack thereof) as the “barometer” for the one's most important and unresolved issues. According to this form of therapy, emotions are adaptive but can become problematic. EFT works to identify core emotions and beliefs, and transform them to resolve conflict.