In the words on Maya Angelou, “Surviving is important, but thriving is elegant!” Let’s get you on the path to thriving.
Counselor in Clarksville, MD
Anxiety stems from the belief that the worst will happen and when it does, we won’t be able to deal with it. Our brains are amazing things! I can give you tools that work to change your body chemistry away from anxiety and then change your thoughts so that anxiety no longer has a hold on you!
When we have been through traumatic experiences, the narrative of the event is literally twined up in the same neural path as the body reactions we have to that trauma. I offer concrete tools to disentangle the two without re-traumatizing you in the process. This way you can hold your story, heal, use the information well, and leave triggers and suffering behind.
Intimate relationships are HARD! It can all get so cluttered, so quickly, leading us to hurt one another deeply. I offer people in relationships specific tools to facilitate clear, respectful and constructive communication that empowers each person to hear and to be heard. I help people grow toward the kind of interdependent relationship that truly values, cherishes and respects each partner.
I trained under traumatologist, Dr. J. Eric Gentry (founder of the Arizona Trauma Institute and author of Forward Facing Trauma.) Through Dr. Gentry I have learned how to use body self-regulation to disconnect trauma memories from body trauma sensations. Combined with other techniques such as NeuroLinguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, we have the ability to take horrific experiences, heal from the suffering, and use the learnings to create a powerful and satisfying life on the other side.
I am certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, which is a way of using our deep inner resources to heal everything from sleep problems, to habit changing, to eliminating trauma triggers, to extinguishing phobia, to creating confidence where once we had only doubt.
Life can feel like something that is happening TO us far too often. CBT gives us the power to change our neural paths, to tune into both linear and intuitive knowledge and use them well, and to create a life based on what we do and don’t want, based on OUR choices.