Supporting Adults to Heal from Trauma, Relationships, and Struggles with Substance Use
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, to work towards healing, and to take steps towards achieving your goals? I'm here to support you. People navigate life the best way they know how. I believe there are healthier ways to living if you're open to exploring them together. We can work towards a deeper healing so that you will thrive in your life. Let's take this journey together.
Free 15 minute Initial Consultations Available
Interested in therapy and want to learn more? Let's schedule a time to talk over the phone to determine if we are a good fit to work together. Leave me a voicemail or email me with a few convenient times to reach you. Initial Consultation may also be booked through the schedule appointment button.
An individual therapy session is typically 50 minutes and is $150. Depending on your needs, 90 minute sessions are available at a rate of $270. 90 minute sessions are recommended for EMDR therapy.
Insurance is accepted as an out of network provider. This means that fees are paid up front. A superbill will be provided that you can submit to your insurance carrier if you have out of network insurance reimbursement.
Group Therapy for Survivors
A support group for survivors of sexual assault and rape will be starting May 8, 2019. The spring group will meet for 5 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays at 6pm. At this time, initial phone consultations are being set up for interested participants. There are a limited number of spots in this group. For more info, see group page or contact me to set up an initial phone consultation.
Some of the therapeutic approaches that I use include:
When we experience struggles in life they can leave a mark. These could be big events including (but not exclusive to) near death experiences, a significant loss, or sexual trauma. They could also be a culmination of different types of earlier pervasive events like abuse or neglect, bullying, and difficult family relationships. Sometimes we may not even realize the impact of the past until something happens today that triggers an emotional response. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of difficult life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR helps those memories and responses get unstuck. This helps restore the system to a more balanced state that is resilient and grounded in the present. Completed EMDRIA approved training through the EMDR Institute and the Parnell Institute. Specialized in PTSD and attachment focused.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
IFS in an evidence-based practice that uses the language of "parts" as a working metaphor for our internal experiences. The movie Inside Out illustrates some of the parts people have. Remember when I asked if you wanted to learn to be kinder to yourself? This is what I was talking about. We all have a system that is oriented to threats, both internal (eg anxiety) and external (eg relationships). Our system is made up of parts that help us get through life and cope with threats that may come up. Some of the ways we try to cope are healthy, and some not so much. In therapy we will explore how the system is dealing with what's happening in our life and how to respond in more creative adaptive ways moving forward. Completed Level 1 and additional training through the Center for Self Leadership. PA for Level 1.
Have you ever been going through your day and suddenly realize hours have past and you've been on autopilot? Mindfulness is the practice of bringing conscious, nonjudgmental awareness to what you're doing, thinking, and feeling in this very moment. It's a way to slow down and be fully present in what is happening right now. It brings the saying "stop and smell the roses" to another level.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an evidence-based approach that looks at how our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are connected. Maladaptive beliefs and behaviors play a role in developing psychological difficulties and continuing these difficulties over time. We interpret situations quickly and automatically. Sometimes those first thoughts are right on. Sometimes they are wrong. When we stop and examine those thoughts we can determine if they are true and if they are helpful. The goal of CBT is to learn how to have more adaptive thoughts & behaviors. When we can change the way we think and behave, we can change the way we feel. Completed Concentration in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from Assumption College’s Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies.
This practice is inclusive and welcoming to all genders, races, countries of origin, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, and body sizes.