My practice is focused on trauma recovery; I specialize in EMDR, dissociation, and conducting inclusive couples treatment (all are welcome).
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Miami, FL
Both PTSD and CPTSD (complex post traumatic stress disorder) create a vast array of symptomatology, often showing up as "hyperarousal" (fight, flight, "up" responses) or hypoarousal (collapse, freeze, "down" responses). I teach evidence-based DBT skills to regulate, soothe, and ground in the present. I use EMDR Psychotherapy to facilitate the processing of trauma and grief.
My expertise is in treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders. I have a particular subspecialty in treating Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I use egg state/parts work and I have extra competence in using the progressive EMDR approach for dissociative disorders.
Sexual abuse and assault (whether in childhood or adulthood) often creates a deep sense of shame for people and is surrounded by secrecy. In my office I will hold non-judgmental space to process your experiences and create the space to grieve.
I am Level II trained in using the Gottman method, and I have much experience working inclusively with all couples/relationship structures. My particular expertise is working with those in romantic relationships where one or more individuals are experiencing trauma symptoms which are getting in the way of safe and healthy connection.
Through the lenses of ego state/parts work and Internal Family Systems (IFS) I help clients connect to emotions and body sensations that have been cut off by internal dissociative processes. This allows for deeper processing and a much clearer understanding of your internal self.
I operate within an EMDR Psychotherapy framework, while offering multiple approaches throughout the therapy process. My particular expertise is allowing clients with strong dissociative capabilities to utilize the benefits of EMDR by following the progressive approach to EMDR, whereas the standard protocol of EMDR oftentimes proves ineffective or perhaps detrimental for those with severe dissociation.