I am a clinical psychologist with a license and permit to practice in 31 states. I am certified in both Brainspotting and Trauma therapy.
Clinical Psychologist in Fort Worth, TX
As a brain centered therapist, I believe that the brain is wired for forward movement and success. In this journey of personal growth are what I call slight bumps that is delaying the progression of person's life. My task as a clinician is to help my client identify and address these bumps. I highly recommend Brainspotting for these types of issues, but have also used motivational interviewing and socratic questioning for this particular scenario.
Change is inevitable and for many individuals difficult for many people. The term disorder can be misleading because adverse reaction to change is "normal" for many people. My role as a clinician is to be that extra hand that can help a client work through the current life shift that is generating high levels of distress.
I have been supervising doctoral and master's level clinicians for the past five years, specifically in their work with a neurodiverse population. For some of these budding clinicians I have had to act as the person "holds space" for them so that they can emerge lighter and ready to be present and attuned with their clients.
I am a Certified Trauma Therapist and use different modalities depending on the type of trauma and the goals of the client.
Integrative Therapy is a modality that takes into account the needs of the whole person when determining the approach to take in the room. I have been very blessed to learn and practice a variety of modalities both in school and during my various practical opportunities. I spend a larger amount of time during my the first session understand the client enough to determine which approach could benefit the client the most in the long run.
I am currently a certified Brainspotting (BSP) practitioner and have been using it in my practice for the last three years. When I was a child in the Philippines I knew my grandmother was anxious because she would talk about how much her arms were swelling. Not everyone talks in therapy. BSP, in my opinion, is a non-oppressive form of therapy because it allows for a larger range of processing that isn't dependent on the client saying the right things.