I’m passionate about creating an inclusive, non-judgemental space for you to dig down to the roots of your barriers and begin to heal.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NC
I am an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist and work through a trauma-informed lens with all of my clients. Our bodies and minds adapt in amazing and beautiful ways to protect us - what seems like "illness" is actually our bodies and minds doing whatever they can to keep us safe . When we experience chronic stress and trauma over a sustained period of time, we get stuck in protective mode, always on edge. We can reset our minds and bodies and learn to reconnect and feel safe again.
Depression has a way of seeping into everything we do and shaping our view of ourselves and distorting our perceptions. Coping skills and solution-focused therapy helps but often, depression finds it's way deeper, into our bones. I work with clients to develop ways of coping with their symptoms but also to address the underlying core beliefs that feed the depressive symptoms.
Anxiety is our body's warning system - it is how we know that something is wrong and requires our attention. We can experience relief from the intensity of anxiety symptoms by learning to read what our bodies are telling us and adapting our responses to anxiety and stress.
I integrate more traditional forms of therapy, including psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, with breath work, mindfulness, somatic experiencing and EMDR. I believe that increasing awareness of our physical, mental and emotional experiences helps us to heal and cultivate self-compassion.
EMDR is a powerful tool for healing, helping to desensitize traumatic memories, restore our natural capacity for emotional regulation and change our negative core beliefs about ourselves into positive adaptive beliefs . EMDR can help us go to and heal places that talk therapy can not reach.
I believe that increasing awareness of our physical experiences helps us to heal and cultivate self-compassion. Our thoughts are very good at telling us things that are not actually true. Our bodies always tell us the truth. It is in that truth where we can find relief from suffering.